Birthing Posters for Katie Holmes

Posted on March 28, 2006

In anticipation of Katie Holmes going into labor, scientology elders delivered a big stack of Scientology posters to Tom Cruise's mansion. The posters remind Katie not to make a peep during labor: she has to be totally silent. And not talk to her baby for 7 days. And not allow him to have medical tests for 7 days. And...well, you get the idea.
Tom Cruise's pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes will be reminded to keep her vow of silence during birth - by signs plastered around their home. The couple - following the Scientology tradition of a silent birth - had the posters delivered to their Beverly Hills mansion. The 6ft placards will be placed so Katie can see them in labour. One reads: "Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable." Dawson's Creek actress Katie, 26, must "keep mum" and will not even be allowed painkillers when she has the couple's first child due any day.

Friends - believed to be Scientology elders - were pictured carrying the huge white boards through the gates. The "birthing boards" will also tell staff and visitors to stay silent. Followers believe it is traumatic for babies to hear their mother scream or groan when giving birth. They think it can cause "psychic" damage, which takes years of therapy to overcome.
We think people should hold up signs everywhere Tom Cruise goes that say something like, "Tom Cruise is Insane." You know, just to remind him.

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