After having babies, a lot of celebrities seem prone to becoming preachy, out-of-touch douchebags who try to relate to the common mom by talking about how childbirth wasn’t painful because they spent the entire thing in an advanced yogic handstand, and how they now only feed their babies organic gold, and that if anyone doesn’t do as they do it amounts to child abuse.
For example, here’s what Gisele Bundchen famously told the world following the birth of her son. According to the Daily Mail:
‘My delivery was in a bath tub, in water,’ said the 29-year-old ‘I wanted to have a home birth.
‘I wanted to be very aware and present during the birth… I didn’t want to be drugged up.
‘So I did a lot of preparation, I did yoga and meditation, so I managed to have a very tranquil birth at home.’
Speaking to Brazilian TV channel Fantasticoshe said: ‘It didn’t hurt in the slightest.
‘The whole time my mind was focused in each contraction on the thought ‘my baby is closer to coming out’.
‘It wasn’t like ‘this is so painful’. So I transformed that intense feeling into a hope of seeing him.’
Anyway, I’m pleased to report that one new supermodel mom is not pulling this kind of shit: Miranda Kerr. I already loved Kerr for the picture she posted right after her son Flynn was born, tit exposed, without a care in the world. Also, she’s married to Legolas. So, respect.
But anyway, recently, Kerr refreshingly told InStyle magazine that childbirth is in fact horrifically painful. According to People.com:
“I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body,” the actress and model, 28, tells Australian InStyle of the excruciating delivery back in January. “I was looking down on myself – the pain was so intense.”
“I kept thinking, ‘How do women do this?’ But if other women have done this, I can do it too. I was determined.”
I don’t know about you, but I appreciate the honesty.