James Van Der Beek shares photo of newborn and 'placenta in a mixing bowl' after wife's home birth

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His family of six recently became seven.

And James Van Der Beek was reveling in the excitement and shared a candid photo on social media following the Friday home birth of his daughter Gwendolyn.

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The 41-year-old actor was shirtless as he cuddled the newborn with the 'placenta in a mixing bowl' in the image taken just moments after his wife Kimberly gave birth to the baby girl.

'The category is: Home-Birth Realness. (Word of caution, if you're squeamish, just double-tap and move on),' he cautioned his followers. 'Messy bed ✔️ Plastic sheeting underneath old sheets ✔️Old towel crumpled on the floor ✔️ Vomit bag (unused) ✔️ Inflatable birthing tub (also unused)✔️.'

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The father-of-five opted for skin-to-skin contact as he cradled his little girl, with six-year-old son Joshua running through the room wearing Spider-Man pajamas.

'Shirtless Dad ✔️Boy in Spider-Man pajamas ✔️Happy, healthy baby ✔️ Happy, healthy Mom in her own shower right after giving birth ✔️ Water bottle ✔️And... placenta in a mixing bowl ✔️ (I warned you),' he finished the caption.

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His wife of seven years gave birth to the little girl at home on Friday, June 15, with a midwife and doctor on hand, according to PEOPLE magazine.

The couple are also proud parents to daughters Emilia, two, Annabel Leah, four, and Olivia, seven.

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Kimberly shared a few of her favorite postpartum products in a series of Instagram stories, adding that she has been eating 'lots of fruits' during recovery.

'Every child awakens a different energy in you … and this one has been bringing up the truth ever since we found out she was on her way,' Van Der Beek said in a statement.

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James announced the birth with a sweet photo of the family cuddling up to their new sister.

'Thrilled to announce we welcomed a brand new baby girl into the...
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