Kelly Preston had a `silent birth`

Los Angeles: Hollywood star John Travolta`s wife, actress Kelly Preston, has revealed that she had a "silent birth", in keeping with her Scientology faith, when she welcomed son Benjamin last November.

The 48-year-old star, who said the style of birth is common practice in Scientology, was forbidden to talk or shout during labour.

In an interview on the Today show, Preston described the birth, saying, "It`s just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you cry out or all of that, of course, is normal. But just bringing them in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible."

The actress said that because of the practice her children are calm and happy.

"I`m blessed with, my kids have always been amazing, very calm, very peaceful, happy, and I absolutely know that it`s very much because of that," she said.

Preston also revealed she and Travolta regard the pregnancy and subsequent healthy birth of their son, which comes after the death of their 16-year-old son Jett in 2009, as a "miracle".

"I just think any time you get pregnant at this age, it is a miracle. We were sort of blessed with being lucky to still conceive," said Preston who also has a 10-year-old daughter Ella with Travolta.