Katie's Posh birth
13:30 08 March 2006
Katie Holmes has allegedly asked Victoria Beckham to be her birthing partner.
The screen beauty - who is expecting her first baby with fiancé Tom Cruise this year - reportedly wants the former Spice Girl to be by her side when she goes into labour.
A source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Victoria and Katie have struck up a real rapport ever since they were introduced by Tom and both of them are thrilled by the friendship.
"Victoria has become something of a mother hen to Katie, so when she was asked if she would be with her during the birth, she said yes straight away."
Because mum-of-three Victoria lives in Spain, while Katie lives in the US - the pair are spending time on the phone preparing for the birth.
The source added: "Twice a week they both set aside half an hour to chat about the impending birth and any worries Katie might have.
"Sometimes they even practise breathing exercises over the phone."
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