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Sarah Jessica Parker on the “euphoria” of childbirth

If the Sex And The City star could relive one moment of her action-packed life, it would be the birth of her first son, James.

While many mothers can recall their own individual experiences, the sentiments often shared about childbirth are that it can be a long and painful experience.
However, these emotions don’t seem to apply to Sarah Jessica, who loved bringing her son James into the world so much that she wishes she could do it over and over again.
“If I could revisit one moment in my life, it would be the birth of my children, definitely,” the 51-year-old revealed in an interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit.
“I only got to give birth once. James is like, ‘Why do you always want to talk about that?’ I’m like, ‘Because it’s the greatest.'”
The actress welcomed her and actor Matthew Broderick‘s first son in 2002, before growing their then-small family with daughters Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge seven years later through a surrogate.
Speaking of her reasons for wanting to relive such a profound moment, she continued: “There is this suspended animation around [birth]: everything goes away; the entire world is sucked up; time suspends.
“It’s just you and, in my case, my husband, and this child, and it’s absolute euphoria.”
Sarah Jessica's daughters were born via a surrogate.
While SJP wishes to continue her family naturally, she admits she was unfortunate to experience her own infertility issues.
“I tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to get pregnant but it just was not to be, the conventional way,” she told Vogue back in 2010.
“I would give birth as often as I could, if I could. I cherished all the milestones, the good and the bad.”
The couple, who have been married for almost 20 years, now live in New York City with their son, 14, and the twins, seven.

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