Brad & Angelina's Baby Girl!
Sara Jaye Weiss/INF
06/01/2006 AT 06:00 AM EDT
Even a woman who does her own knock-down, drag-out stunts can be thrown for a loop by childbirth. Two days after she gave birth to her new daughter on May 27 at the small Cottage Medi-Clinic in Swakopmund, a coastal town of some 20,000 in the African nation of Namibia, Angelina Jolie reported "feeling good, but a bit sore," says a friend. Mostly, though, the new mom, along with dad Brad Pitt, are flat-out ecstatic about the arrival of their newborn daughter, 7-lb. Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who was delivered via scheduled C-section (she was feetfirst, or in breech position, inside the womb) by the couple's L.A. obstetrician, Jason Rothbart, who flew to Africa for the surgery.
"Brad was with Angelina in the operating room the entire time and cut the umbilical cord of his daughter," Rothbart told PEOPLE. The couple themselves offered their gratitude in a statement to PEOPLE. "We would like to deeply thank the staff of the Cottage Medi-Clinic hospital for all their kindness and commitment in assuring the successful birth of our daughter," they said. Jolie also provided another bit of news. Says her friend: "She said the baby is beautiful."