Actress Michelle Monaghan almost changed her home birth plans after she was hospitalised days before going into labour last year (13).

The Eagle Eye star came down with a bout of food poisoning three days before welcoming son Tommy Francis White in October (13) - and she was having contractions while she was being treated.

She tells U.S. late night host Craig Ferguson, "Our midwife, after 12 hours of throwing up, said, 'You know you're going to have this baby and it's not ideal to have it at home, you're going to be dehydrated and you're going to need all the energy it takes...'

"So we ran to urgent care... and of course I didn't tell anyone I was having contractions, but I was having contractions at this point. The doctor was coming in and I was looking at my husband... and finally at, like, five in the afternoon I was like, 'We got to go, we got to get out of here, we got to get home and have this baby'."