LATEST: Hollywood star Julia Roberts had to undergo an emergency Caesarean at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning (28NOV04).

Doctors were able to deliver twins HAZEL PATRICIA and PHINNAEUS WALTER safely, even though they were not due to be born until early next year (JAN05).

The AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS actress had a scare last month (OCT04) when she was confined to bed after suffering early contractions.

PETER CASTO, from American magazine PEOPLE, comments, "It was an unusual time for the operation. I don't know if the babies were in trouble but they are fine now. Julia and the tots are due home in a few days."

Roberts' husband, cinematographer DANNY MODER, was there to help her through the birth.

30/11/2004 13:37