British actress Emma Thompson
regards "giving birth without painkillers" as her biggest accomplishment in life, despite scooping two Oscars for her film work. The Love Actually
star, 49, went through in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to have her only daughter Gaia, nine, with actor husband Greg Wise
And she admits that she is more proud of going into labour without the need for drugs than she is about her career success.
She tells Britain's Easy Living
magazine that her happiest moment was "just after giving birth without painkillers."
However, she confesses to harboring an unfulfilled ambition— to expand her family.
When asked what her biggest regret was, she told the publication: "Not having been able to have more children."
Thompson turned to adoption in 2003 when she informally took in then 16-year-old Rwandan refugee Tindyebwa Agaba, who she refers to as "my son".
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)