September 13, 2012 09:00 AM

Kate Hudson was in labor for 18 hours with her son Bingham Hawn, and spent four and a half hours pushing. But that wasn’t all she had to do.

The actress, 33, had to deal with her mom Goldie Hawn‘s goofy antics in what became an increasingly bizarre scene in the delivery room, Hudson says in a hilarious interview airing Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I called my mom to tell her I’m in the hospital and in labor. And she was like, ‘Okay, well, how much time do I have? Because I was going to take a swim,'” Hudson begins. “She shows up, and I have not eaten in like 10 hours. She shows up with a pizza and Doritos. She’s like, ‘I’m starving.'”

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Hawn’s advice on pushing was also a bit odd — and included props.

“She puts on these reading glasses that have headlights on them,” Hudson shares.

“I have my doctor and my mom kind of looking over with these headlights. And she brings a magnolia flower. And she sort of starts to do these visualizations with me. And she’s going, ‘Imagine your va-jay-jay as a large magnolia flower blossoming.'”

Meanwhile, her fiancé, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, is getting ready to film the birth.

“I was like, ‘Stay back.’ I put up tarps,” she says. “I was like, ‘Don’t go anywhere near the area.’ And I see him start to creep. I’m like, ‘No, no, get back!’ … Meanwhile, my mom’s going [to the doctor], ‘That’s not normal. It that normal?’ It really was a Woody Allen film.”

In the end, of course, it all worked out, and they had a healthy baby boy, who is now 14 months old. “It was pretty intense, but it was incredible, and Matt was just amazing,” Hudson says.

On the topic of a wedding, Hudson admits she and Bellamy have been too busy parenting to really focus on planning it.

“We don’t really know,” she admits. “We’re sort of going back and forth about, you know, is it a big wedding? Are we going to get married on a mountaintop? You know, we’ve both been so into having a baby and our life schedules. We just want to make sure it’s right when it happens.”

— Tim Nudd

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