Melissa George was in labour for three days with son Raphaël.

The 'Good Wife' actress and her boyfriend Jean-David Blanc welcomed their son into the world on February 6, and although she was having contractions ''every five to eight minutes'' for 72 hours, she insists she had a ''great time'' waiting for the new arrival.

She told HELLO! magazine: ''I was in labour for three days, around the clock, with contractions every five to eight minutes.

''I had a great time walking up and down the halls and going from the bath to the shower, to the balloon balls. I had the bar by the head to hold on to so I could squat and let gravity do its work.''

Although Melissa was in hospital for eight days, she enjoyed the experience since she shared it with a friend who was going through the same thing.

She added: ''We had a great time because a very good friend went into labour two days after me. She was next door to me so all our friends in Paris could visit both of us.''