Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts has sparked a debate about the rigors of caesarean birth after she was photographed standing naked on a Californian balcony.

The photos, which appeared on the popular gossip website Perez Hilton, showed Watts baring not only her breasts but also a still swollen lower abdomen with a vivid caesarean scar, as she stood on a balcony with her dressing gown hanging open, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Watts, 40, who gave birth to her second son, Samuel Kai, just eight weeks ago, has not revealed why she preferred the birthing method, keeping her and partner Liev Schreiber’s decision to themselves and not wading into the heated debate over “to push or not to push”.