Superstitious actress Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly banned loved ones from buying presents for her unborn baby - in case anything goes wrong during the birth.

The OSCAR-winning beauty is expecting her first child with Coldplay rocker Chris Martin this summer (04) and is so fearful of delivery drama, she's taking no chances.

A close pal tells British magazine STAR, "She's so superstitious she hasn't wanted to buy a pram, a cot, or even a pushchair. Not until the baby's born and she knows it's healthy."

The Shakespeare In Love actress is thought to be carrying a baby boy, who insiders have closely tipped to be named BRUCE after her late father.

08/04/2004 17:04