In recent interviews – Cruise fessed up to knowing the sex of his unborn child but will not give the slightest hint at this point. However, it was pointed out that the child will not have a Catholic baptism, despite Holmes’s having been raised a Catholic. Instead, the baby and new mother will be Scientologists just like Daddy.
Cruise confirms that Holmes will adhere to Scientology’s practice of quiet birth – described by Cruise as a means to “minimize talk and other noise inside the delivery room” and “basically just respecting the mother.”
Addressing speculation that such a practice would deny Holmes any pain medication should she require it, Cruise says: “She does what she’s gotta do. … If she needs medicine, she needs medicine.”