And no, Gisele was not given pain medication at home while giving 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.
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.’
Bundchen says her son didn’t cry after being born and rested in her lap for a long time.
‘It’s wonderful,’ she said. ‘Never in my life I thought I could love like this.’
Okay. Now I know people who’ve tried to use meditation to help with the pain, and who didn’t have an epidural, but I haven’t heard anyone say those techniques made the birth PAINLESS.
Gisele reportedly told this to a Brazilian interviewer, I’m assuming in Portugese. Maybe something was missed in the translation? Do you know anyone who used meditation/yoga instead of medication and felt NO PAIN during childbirth?
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