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Gisele Bundchen Says Birth Doesn't Hurt a Bit?

Gisele Bundchen Says Birth Doesn't Hurt a Bit?

Gisele Bundchen — supermodel, super mother and super human? Tom Brady's wife doesn't think giving birth to their son, Benjamin in the couple's bathtub hurt. She told the Brazilian TV show Fantastico it wasn't a bit painful. She said:

The whole time, my head was so focused – every contraction, the baby is closer, the baby is closer. So, it wasn't like, 'Oh, what pain.' It was, 'With every contraction, he is getting closer to me."

Given that Bundchen had a natural vaginal birth, do you think she just has a high threshold of pain or is her comment unbelievable?

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cowboyplus cowboyplus 7 years
i think it's different for everybody and every baby. it has been documented that some people don't experience pain, and some even have ecstatic births. it didn't happen to me, but my pain was low enough that i didn't need any drugs. "I love how many people "call BS" simply because their own experience wasn't the same. That'd be like me hearing a woman say she had a very hard time recovering from a c-section and replying with "I call BS, you're just being lazy." Every birth is different. Period." -anon#whatever up there ... love your comment=)
dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 7 years
im sick and tired of celebrities claiming childbirth is painless and that the baby weight just came off immediately after the child was born. the truth is, most women experience pain. hello, its considered the most painful thing in the world! nicole richie famously said this too...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
well it might be because she has been with so many men, the baby just shot right out.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
She always sounds smug to me, and here she goes again. I find the whole story hard to believe. The thought of HER in the kitchen amuses me. Let alone the day after her child was born.
JamieUK JamieUK 7 years
More power to her, but she's got to be superhuman - lol.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
I'm with #8.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I will tell you this: when I give birth, my husband will be the one making me pancakes the following morning !
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I call bs on that! Sure everyone has different experiences and I also had a natural birth without medication that was fairly quick and easy. But let me tell you, I was in some serious pain! She is getting on my nerves with this...really. Probably because I'm jealous that she seems to have it so easy, there, I said it ;)
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
not the first time i've heard this. for me the contractions were untolerably painful - i couldn't stop vomiting- so the epidural was my best friend. however 2 of my good friends have done natural and they didnt complain that much
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Thank you epidural LOL. J/k. Good for her for enjoying hers!
kindo1313 kindo1313 7 years
I feel like my births took a lot of work, but I don't think of contractions as being painful. Our attitude in the US about childbirth has a lot to do with our experience of it. If you look at women's experiences around the world, US women describe childbirth as being much more painful than women in other countries. And, we use the most pain medication. This doesn't mean that you are weak if you feel your childbirth was painful or that the pain you felt wasn't real. It only means that, to a certain extent, we are the product of our environment, and our environment tells us that childbirth hurts.
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