On May 27, 2006, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born in Swakopmund, Namibia. Since Shiloh was in breech, Angelina Jolie had to undergo a cesarean section, which was, according to her, “very quick” (via YouTube). When asked why she chose Africa as the place for Shiloh’s birth, she told Anderson Cooper, “I love Africa, and I just wanted to be in a part of the world that would be wonderful for my other children. I didn’t want to spend months held up in a house here. I wanted to have a beautiful time with my family.”

Unfortunately, Jolie experienced a devastating loss just eight months after Shiloh entered her life. She told People that while she was in the hospital giving birth, her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also in the hospital — but for a different reason. Bertrand had ovarian cancer and died in January 2007. With her mother dying just months after Shiloh’s birth, reminiscing about that period likely causes mixed emotions, as her mother couldn’t live to see Shiloh grow. Luckily, Shiloh got to meet her grandmother shortly before she died. 

“I brought Shiloh to the hospital room. [The baby] kept pulling her oxygen, and my mother kept saying, ‘It’s okay, I don’t need it,'” Jolie told People. “That’s such a perfect grandmother, you know? You don’t need your oxygen.”

Post source: The List

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