Homeland star Morena Baccarin has given birth to a baby boy.

The actress and her husband Austin Chick welcomed little Julius on Tuesday (22Oct13) at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center in California, and the first-time mother has credited Dr. Ronald Wu with helping her to deliver her son naturally, even though he was in a breech position.

She tells People.com, "I'm so happy I was able to deliver with Dr. Wu. Breech delivery is a dying art and he gave me the birth experience I wanted."

Medics typically suggest a Caesarean section when babies are not positioned with their head near the birth canal.

Baccarin wed director/producer Chick in 2011.