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Gisele Bündchen is a Liar

I have never had a kid, but you would have to be an idiot to try and tell me that it wouldn’t hurt to squeeze something that weighs more than a pound and has a head out of my vagina (OH WAIT.) Still, that’s what Gisele Bündchen is saying about her experience giving birth to her son with Tom Brady, Benjamin. And get this! She’s saying she did the whole thing drug-free. OK, now I know she’s gotta be lying about the pain. I know that can’t be true.

“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,’ ” the gorgeous liar told People. She continued on to say “The second day, I was walking, I was washing dishes, I was making pancakes in the kitchen.”

Perhaps the fact that she did a water birth made the process a little bit easier, but painless? Pancakes? Who are you trying to play, Bündchen?

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  • Pancakes, awesome! What a trooper.
    Btw, neither Giselle nor the People article say “drug-free.” The article says she “didn’t use serious pain medication.”
    It’s subtle, but what she’s avoiding admitting is that she was high from something more “medicinal.” Hence the pancakes, to combat the munchies.

  • She continued on to say “The second day, I was walking, I was washing dishes, I was making pancakes in the kitchen.”

    Ummm, so are most other women that give birth. I was walking around the hospital 2 hours after giving birth.

    • As a man, the most painful part of childbirth is cleaning up the car after my wife’s water broke in the truck while I was taking her to the Y for the “water” birth.

  • It doesn’t say she didn’t feel pain, she is just saying she concentrated on getting the baby out instead of the pain!

    • That is actually precisely what she said…

      It “wasn’t painful, not even a little bit,” the supermodel, 29, says in an interview with the Brazilian TV show Fantastico.

      Which leads me to believe that her idea of “serious pain medication” and what the rest of us believe is QUITE different.

      There’s doing the required/recommended walking, movement after delivery and there’s going to a national magazine and implying that giving birth is no big deal and you are so Zen that you can do it with no pain and be back to normal the next day.
      As a mom, I call bullshit.

      • Ah, maybe not necessarily precisely what she said.
        Calling on my inner Dr. Drew, uh, I mean Nancy Drew, I’m going to infer that the interview with the Brazilian TV show, with Brazilian national Bündchen, was actually conducted in Portugese, not English; this would mean that what she said, as printed in People in English, is somewhat reliant on the integrity of the translation.

      • As someone pretty fluent in home births – serious medication is NOT available at home. I’m not sure what, if anything, she would have been allowed to take. Oh yeah and I’m a mom x5 and pregnant… I call truth.

      • Great, then don’t have any!

        Six isn’t a lot for my family. We support our children financially, educationally, emotionally and without any government assistance… more than I can say for many people with less kids.

  • For me, the most painless part of giving birth is the actual birth. Contractions hurt like hell. Pushing, not at all.

    • ditto. contractions hurt like a bitch, but pushing the baby out didn’t hurt. felt like i had to poop? yes. but not painful.

      and i, too, was walking around the next day. i dind’t make pancakes b/c i was exhausted, but i was definitely walking.

      • Agreed with aboves. Contractions are horrible. I had some light pain medication when I first started some of the noticeable contractions, so I could try to sleep (it was midnight) but by the time morning came, that wore off, and I didn’t deliver until 12.43.
        His head actually coming out? I have to admit, I was shocked that didn’t hurt. Because the contractions stopped, and it was me pushing. And I was walking around later that day. But fuck cooking, my nurses were bringing me some food.
        This being said, I will never get pregnant again. Fuck that shit.

    • Ditto. Labor hurt like hell. The moment it was time to push the ‘pain’ changed to something I’d describe more like ‘power’. Labor took 2 days, but the actual pushing was about 15 minutes and I went home a couple of hours later.

      No drugs or medical intervention except for breaking my water. I didn’t make pancakes the next day. I made rice krispie treats and pretty sure I folded some laundry.

      L&D is supposed to hurt, but its a different kind of pain than say, getting punched in the face or stepping on a jelly fish. A little pain never hurt anyone. More medical intervention is used because of *fear of pain* than actual medical necessity.

  • yeah, my daughters birth was painless as well…so painless in fact i was shocked when i had my son and felt that shit,lol

  • painless my ass. Nothing hurts more. Nothing. I watch movies now with some torture scenes and I want to mock them.

    As for the up making pancakes, I can see that. First of all, you have to be up and walking around a few hours after the birth – the nurses make you, and I did get euphoric after – for a few days. I could eat again instead of having morning sickness 3xs a day.

    It was about a week after that all the muscles are trying to settle back into place where I was in more pain than just after giving birth (not more pain than childbirth – read above NOTHING HURTS MORE). I think it was 1.5 weeks and I had to shuffle for a few days until the back spasms stopped and I was able to walk normal.

  • Doesn’t sound like a lie to me. I actually like that she’s said this! I’m tired of only hearing horror stories about how horrible labor and delivery are. Ugh, and all the films etc. with women screaming like murder victims. That stuff can really effect some women when they are getting ready to go through it themselves! When I had my son, there was a lot of discomfort (contractions!)… but during and after the birth all I could think was that everyone had tried to scare me for nothing! I admit, it isn’t “painless” or the most comfortable thing in the world, but I think that your attitude makes a big difference during labor. It was definitely the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done, and something I can take pride in now! If you go in thinking that it’s going to be the worst pain in the world and that you can’t handle it…you probably won’t. If you imagine the contractions leading up to something, and see it as a process and exercise in your own strength rather than torture…you’ll do fine. Also, it’s pretty common for women to be active after their births. Unless you’ve had a c-section, have torn, have been drugged, or have had an extraordinarily long labor that leaves you exhausted…you’ll likely to wired from all the excitement. Which isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to sleep all you can, while you can!

  • Doesn’t sound like a lie to me. I actually like that she’s said this! I’m tired of only hearing horror stories about how horrible labor and delivery are. Ugh, and all the films etc. with women screaming like murder victims. That stuff can really effect some women when they are getting ready to go through it themselves! When I had my son, there was a lot of discomfort (contractions!)… but during and after the birth all I could think was that everyone had tried to scare me for nothing! I admit, it isn’t “painless” or the most comfortable thing in the world, but I think that your attitude makes a big difference during labor. It was definitely the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done, and something I can take pride in now! If you go in thinking that it’s going to be the worst pain in the world and that you can’t handle it…you probably won’t. If you imagine the contractions leading up to something, and see it as a process and exercise in your own strength rather than torture…you’ll do fine. Don’t get me wrong though, I know labor is different for everyone…and I’ve known some pretty powerhouse women that went into it feeling like it would be no big deal only to feel the worst pain ever.
    Also, it’s pretty common for women to be active after their births. Unless you’ve had a c-section, have torn, have been drugged, or have had an extraordinarily long labor that leaves you exhausted…you’ll likely to wired from all the excitement. Which isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take advantage of the opportunity to sleep all you can, while you can!

    • Very well put. I’m tired of only hearing about how much childbirth hurts and only seeing images in movies and tv with women screaming and cursing out their husbands.

      I gave birth to two kids, both well over 8 lbs, using the Bradley method and no medication. The only times I’ll say the contractions hurt were when I was in the car going to the hospital and when I was waiting to be admitted. This makes sense because those were the times I couldn’t get comfortable and concentrate.

      40 years ago, my mother used Lamaze and have three pain-free births. I was lucky to hear stories about how to manage labor naturally rather than through medication. Every woman is different and every birth is different, but we do women a disservice when we see excruciating pain and epidurals as the default.

    • So well said! Our perception of labor is so messed up because of what we hear and what he see on movies and tv. I did the bradley method and it worked miracles for me. A perfect experience.

  • Some woman have an easier time of it than others. After spending 36 hours in labor with me (with an epidural) my mom went the self-hypnosis route with my 3 sibs and had quick painless labor. My two children were both born drug free but with accompanying knee buckling pain. When the first one was crowning I was screaming “OMG I’m going to rip UP!” and when the midwife asked me to wait a minute on the second ones shoulders the next contraction hit so hard I bucked off the bed and popped out the baby. If you are lucky enough to have a low pain or a pain free birth that is great for you. But really, don’t be so arrogant as to imagine that people are lying about their birth experience just because yours was different.
    And if you have a baby without doping yourself into insensibility then it is perfectly reasonable to be making pancakes the next day. Hell, I was walking around less than 2 hours after both of my children and other than some soreness was completely capable of cooking.
    Quit judging birth experiences/choices (this also includes breast vs. bottle). Be grateful that you are able to bear children at all and move on.

    • :0)

      Well said… After not getting anywhere with pushing the baby was having problems, so the doc decided the boy needed to be vacuumed out. I just thought I was in unbearable pain til then. I started to roll off the table in “fight or flight” and it took 2 nurses and my husband to hold me onto the table. I was apparently done with the whole thing. 100% drug free, not by choice! I got to the hospital to late for drugs.

  • She used hypnosis style birthing… I had DAYS of painless labor that felt like pressure not pain after using Hypnobirthing. Although I wasn’t in pain, I demanded an epidural because I was expecting it. I delivered my son with numb toes but felt everything else – which wasn’t painful at all. The epidural kicked in about 15 minutes after his birth in time for the stitching.

    I will say my first labor, I was writhing in pain, tensing up wanting to die only to end up with a c/s. My third labor was pain free and my fourth will be a homebirth in water without drugs again.

    I’m sorry that so many are ignorant to the many ways to reduce pain in labor and delivery. Laying flat on your back in stirrups is a sure fire why to feel pain. Being in the water is amazing and can ease discomfort even more so.

    Oh and my last one was my fifth child, so yup I was home 24 hours later and my husband was back to work. I had twins in diapers and went back to the schedule of driving kids to school, making meals and walking dogs. Not sure if I made pancakes but I had to feed the kids!

  • I had a natural home water birth with my daughter, the only part that hurt was getting stitched up afterwards. I am annoyed how some women call each other liars instead of supporting the fact that a woman was strong enough to handle natural childbirth without drugs or screaming, it is a mind frame, so get over yourselves and congratulate her, don’t try to rip her down.

    • I had a drug free home birth with a pool too! I loved the whole experience and actually fell asleep in the pool on my husband for 45 mins while in labour. I felt like I could walk through a brick wall! All the endorphines were amazing. A also agree on the stitches being the only part I’d call painful. No pancakes for me though, I think I was in too much shock that it was all over. I did go grocery shopping with a 2 day old however.

      • Hate to be the party pooper here, but home births are soooo risky. I really am trying my hardest to not be judgmental here, but the reason America’s live birth rate has skyrocketed in the last 70 years (since WWII) is due to hospital births that afford quick medical intervention if necessary.

        I just don’t understand the whole I’m having my baby in a pool at home trend. My daughter is THE most precious thing I have ever been trusted to protect. How could I ever risk 1 second of her journey from my womb to this world at home, away from an emergency C section, if necessary? My delivery was textbook; no problems, no pain (epidural).

        My best friend wasn’t so lucky. She lost her firstborn due to a home birth. Her son became trapped in the birthing canal and by the time the ambulance got her to the hospital, her son was dead in utero. It is, and will always be the biggest regret of her life. She realizes her stubborn will and the fact she wanted to prove herself a “real woman” cost her her son’s life. She is an adamant campaigner against home births now (she was the biggest proponent of home birth while pregnant). She now has three happy, healthy children delivered in a hospital (still in a damn pool and with no epidural, bless her little heart).

        Why, oh why, take the risk with your most precious cargo???

      • Have you taken a look at the recent statistics on where the US rates in infant and maternal mortality. We are 41st, in line with some third world countries far behind other countries who use midwives and home births. We are one of the few developed nations that do not use home birth for normal births and as a result our c-section rate is double what the WHO recommends. There was just an article on California watch who equated the astronomical death rate to the dramatic rise in c/s; term prematurity and cascades of interventions.

        Things happen, and I’m truly sorry for your friend. Last week, my friend lost her daughter as a result of a c/s. Her daughters liver was lacerated when they removed her and she bled out and died in a hospital. And the reason they did the c/s, they said her daughter was “too big.” She was born weighing less than 8 lbs and under the weight of her three brothers that were born vaginally. Another friend of mine died last year as a result of a bowel obstruction the result of a c/s three years prior. I’ve got positive stories for hospital births and positive stories for home births as well. The reverse holds to be true too. We can trade war stories or we can respect that each person has made suitable decisions for themselves and their families.

        With me, I had two c/s, one hospital VBAC birth and now as a result of being told I have to have a c/s if I walked into any hospital within 125 miles (per hospital policy not medical indication) or deliver at home, I’ll take my chances at home. TYVM.

      • I am not a fan of C sections in the slightest. I was induced two weeks early so I could safely deliver my daughter without a C section. At 38 weeks she was fully developed, lungs strong, and weighed 8lbs. 10 oz. If I went full term she would have likely been 10lbs. 10 oz. Wouldn’t have worked for my body type. I am tall and very thin with no hips to speak of and a pelvis that tilts inwards. As it was, they had to vacuum her out because she was stuck under my pelvis. I made it clear that I would only consent to a C section if my daughter’s life was truly at risk, which fortunately she never was.

        C sections should only ever be used if a vaginal delivery is impossible. As far as the stats regarding higher death rates because of unnecessary C sections, I totally believe you. I will not now, nor will I ever believe that a home birth is as safe as a hospital birth. There is just no fail safe. When a baby crashes during delivery, there is a very small window to get that baby out.

        You can still have a non epidural water birth in a hospital. Once again, why, oh why, risk needing emergency help for your baby and not have it available. I’m not trying to argue, but I truly don’t understand.

      • Oh, and I forgot to mention, I totally feel for you not being able to receive the medical care and treatment you deserve because of a past procedure. I read an article several months ago about a woman who moved states to deliver her second child vaginally in a hospital after a prior C section with her first child. Her hospital refused to even try a vaginal birth. She rented an apartment for the last 4 weeks of pregnancy while her husband and first child stayed home. That is just wrong on so many levels. It is due to hospitals afraid of being sued. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

        I hope if you have another, it will be a safe home birth. Best of luck.

      • 38 weeks isn’t full term and inducing for weight is just dangerous. Why would anyone induce when the baby could have lung problems born at 38 weeks? Have you read any of the march of dimes literature of term premies that have lung problems because of induction before the baby is due? Do you know that some children wind up with Lung problems by being born just slightly too early? “Why, oh why, take the risk with your most precious cargo???” See how easy it is to turn that around? And seriously, my twins were born by 39 weeks 4 daysat 6 and 8 lbs each and were “early.” Human gestation is between 38 and 42 weeks and varies woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy.

        It doesn’t matter what you believe as the statistics do not lie. There is a reason the UK advocates home birth for low risk moms and trumps the US in maternal and perinatal deaths.

        The fact that you know one woman who had a bad outcome is a tragedy… take a look at all the women who lost their lives or the lives of their babies as a result of intervention.

      • Wowzer, slow it down honey.

        First of all, I said I believe your stats regarding unnecessary C section deaths. I’m with you on that. I have absolutely no information on UK birthing at home guidelines. Did not refute you then, will not refute you now. What I believe (once again, it is what I believe), is that a woman’s best bet for a healthy delivery is in a hospital. There are no statistics that would prove me otherwise. If so, please provide a link to a reputable online medical article that shows hospital birth deaths are higher than home birth deaths. Don’t be snobby and include only industrialized countries. Make sure the article includes stats for Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Bet you can’t find one. Not one.

        As far as my own delivery, it was a choice I made. I already knew my daughter had achieved ideal birth weight, my doctor believed it was the right choice, and I trust him. I would have been forced into a C section if I delivered a 10lbs. 10oz. baby. Don’t think for one second I didn’t worry about full development. Any caring mother would.

        I actually thought you seemed reasonable and normal in your first response to me. God, was I wrong. Clearly you felt like I was personally attacking you or something…

      • My reply didn’t translate well. The point I was making was there are arguments and statistics against everything. We each do what we feel is best for ourselves and our babies and was using your induction to prove that point. I really have no opinion on inductions one way or another. For me, I waited to the last moment with my twins because they were breech and even then they were still early. I did my best and I’m sure you did as well, but even my doctors can’t guess with 100% certainty that everything will go to plan.

        I’m not sure I get your point. If I include out of hospital births for unindustrialized countries that would included unattended births as many 3rd world countries rely on people with little to no medical training and that isn’t a fair comparison because my homebirth is being attended by a very educated and medicalized midwife in an environment that is probably as sterile as a delivery room with the same equipment and same medications.

        There was a recent study in Canada on the safety of homebirth that I can link you to but I don’t think that would be good enough. Speaking from my perspective, Canada is the closest we can get to a comparable study on maternity care in the US and that is where my concern rests, not in undeveloped nations (although we did rank behind certain ones in maternal/perinatal morbidity.)

        And if you have time, this is an interesting read:

        My point is, there are so many risks associated with being pregnant that each mother has to make the choice for themselves. Many women find the risks with a hospital birth and the cascading interventions too dangerous. Many women find home birth too dangerous because of the “what ifs.” There are statistics that prove the safety of both and their many, many personal stories to prove the dangers of both.

        As mother, my child’s safety is my utmost concern for me and that is why I chose a home birth this time. The statistics for a 3rd repeat c/s and what can go wrong and the statistics for a home birth did not escape me… that is why my home birth plan has a transfer option of less than 5 minutes door to door and I have a provider skilled in birth (I believe 20 years and about 1500 births.)

        My only point is: statistically, the US ranks awful as a result of the astronomical c/s rate, interventions and a variety of other factors. Home birth, including transfers, only represent 2% of all births here and there is no accurate account in the US of the results of home births so Canada seems to be the next appropriate comparison as the training in midwifery is about the same in both countries.

        I have to tuck my kids in, I hope you understand the point I was trying to make.

      • Lisa I think she was very rude to you.
        That’s all I have to add, I have no birthing experience. All I know is, when my sister was born in Texas in 2000, my mum was sent home the next day. In New Zealand you stay a lot longer.
        Ok I’ll keep reading what Mrs. Annoying Homebirther has to say.

      • Tragically, women who get c-sections are absolutely “risking their most precious cargo”. This is from today’s paper

        Women across California are dying during childbirth in alarming numbers. Three times as many expectant mothers have died in just the past decade. But why? That’s the question California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, is asking.

        The number of deaths is relatively small, but still the spike in the maternal death rate is alarming to those in public health. In fact, it is more dangerous to give birth in California than it is in Kuwait or Bosnia.

        Tatia Oden French died in childbirth nine years ago after having an adverse reaction to the drug used to induce her.

        “She was about two weeks overdue and her doctor wanted to induce her,” said French’s mother, Maddy Oden of Oakland. “They ultimately did an emergency c-section and she died and the baby died.”

        Turns out, more pregnant women in California are dying from causes directly related to pregnancy. It has caught the attention of the State Department of Public Health which formed a group to investigate. What they found was surprising.

        In 1996 for instance, the maternal death rate in California was 5.6 per 100,000 live births. Since then, it has steadily gone up. In 2006, the maternal death rate was 16.9 per 100,000 live births.

        “We haven’t seen these rates of maternal death since the 70s,” Christine Morton of California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative said. “You don’t expect childbirth outcomes to go backward. That’s concerning.”

        The option for a drugged birth, with or without a c-section, is extremely recent in human history and still mostly limited to first-world countries. So despite your friend’s tragedy, I wouldn’t be so sure that hospital birth is the best option.

        And why do you say, “still in a damn pool with no epidural”? Are you unaware that water birth can ease the pull of gravity on the mother’s body and reduce birth trauma for the newborn? Or that a general estimate of the overall complication rate of epidural anesthesia is 23%? That’s high.

      • Regarding California’s maternal death rate: “In 1996, California’s pregnancy-related mortality rate was 5.6 per 100,000 live births, slightly more than the national goal of 4.3 per 100,000.

        After the World Health Organization revised its coding system, California’s rate increased to 6.7 in 1998 and 7.7 in 1999.

        California changed its coding system once more in 2003, and maternal mortality rates jumped to 14.6. In 2006, California’s rate reached 16.9, compared with the national average of 13.3.

        Investigators estimate that reporting system changes account for less than 30% of the increase in maternal mortality rates.” – from California Healthline.

        What this is suggesting to me is that the sudden increase in deaths is not, “OMG in ten years California went to hell in a handbag, don’t ever have a baby in that state!!!”, but rather they weren’t reporting correctly to begin with.

        The top reasons for maternal death: “As stated by the 2005 World Health Organization report “Make Every Mother and Child Count” they are: severe bleeding/hemorrhage (25%), infections (13%), unsafe abortions (13%), eclampsia (12%), obstructed labour (8%), other direct causes (8%), and indirect causes (20%). Indirect causes such as malaria, anaemia,[5] HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease, complicate pregnancy or are aggravated by it.” So, the top reason, by far, is bleeding/hemorrhage, which your best chance of saving mom and child is in a hospital. Sorry, but any reasonable doctor would agree with my statement.

        I was joking about the damn pool without drugs. To each their own, it is not for me (I looooved my demerol/epidural combo!!!), but my best friend found it was her preferred delivery method. Kudos for her, and there is no shame in pushing a bloody, writhing, slippery, screaming baby in a pool of water. No shame at all. Once again, just not for me.

      • I typed a reply and it was lost and honestly, I have to put my kids to bed. My point of using your induction was to prove to you that choices we make as mothers are not always seen as ideal by others. I do not doubt for a second, you felt what you were doing was in the best interest of your daughter. Many people, including ACOG and most hospitals will not induce a woman prior to 40 weeks for anything besides a medical indication as size is not a good indication for induction. I have no opinion either way but was using your point against you.

        As mothers, we do our best with what we feel is right. Some women, rightfully, are concerned with the cascading interventions and the knife happy surgeons who operate way too soon and some women are afraid of home birth. Each has their merits and each has their perils. There was a recent Canadian study that showed that home birth was “as safe” as a hospital birth which would be a fair comparison the the status of home birth in the US.

        Including third world countries in a study would prove ridiculous. Midwives in the US have proper training, medication, sterile equipment and most of the time an OR within 10 minutes (which is a requirement for a CNM attended homebirth.) You will not find that in a country rampant with disease, lack of sterile equipment and dirty drinking water.

        In my last post, I linked to studies and didn’t save it but there are medical studies that rate the midwifery care by state – I know there was a Washington State one that showed there was an equal safety measure between home and hospital birth. I don’t have the time to link it again but its there.

        I’m not trying to convince you to have a home birth, I’m trying to convince you that making statements about “risking cargo” isn’t based on fact just on opinion and one bad experience. I have no intention of trading war stories with you, but there are bad things on both sides that are not necessarily preventable.

        For me, I made sure that the provider I chose had an appropriate education and experience level who risk assessed me on my safety to be a home birth candidate and required approval by a back up OB. Again, as mothers we are all doing the best we can with what we have and mitigating our risks in a manner that we find appropriate.

      • I have never believed that prostitution is the oldest profession. Mid-wifery must be the oldest profession.

        There are some excellent midwives out there, no question about it. And, I agree that home births can indeed be safe, and millions of babies have been delivered via a mid wife in a home. For me, it not something I would ever do, unless I had no choice. That is my choice.

      • Thanks for taking the time to reply as I wasn’t trying to offend you.

        I think thats where we both stand: to each their own.

        One a side note: There was actually a show on one of the discovery channels or npr which showed that after midwifery lost its standing and male doctors took over, there was a surge in deaths as a result of lack of training and using anecdotal treatments. The beginning of midwifery and obstetrics is interesting to say the least.

      • Glad you posted again, Erykah.

        Sorry if I came across as harsh. I have been cursed (or blessed, as some may see it) with a straight forward, this is what I think mindset. I have strong opinions and I voice them. I definitely don’t expect everyone to agree with me, I just like people to disagree in a non-personal way.

        Anyways, like I said, I really do hope your next home birth (I am a little confused if you are pregnant with number 6 at present or if you plan to become pregnant with number 6 soon) is perfect. Best of luck.

      • My goal isn’t to convince anyone of anything, just to see both perspectives. I try to keep an open mind, sometimes I fail miserably.

        I’m due this summer with number 6. And despite my want of another hospital birth, we’re doing a homebirth which I am comfortable with. It took four months of research before I agreed to it though.

  • Of course it is possible to have a pain-free birth. Maybe refrain from calling people liars in the same post where you admit you have no frame of reference and would have no way of knowing whether such a thing was possible. My labor wasn’t what I would call pain free, but I have several “lying” friends who had a much easier time.

  • Of course Gisele was walking around 2 seconds after giving birth, that was the only work she is going to put in, into raising her kid. She forgets to mention that the nannies are watching her infant while her and her baby daddy sleep until noon after being able to sleep all night with out any interuptions. That is what the underpaid illegal nanny if for. Gisele is such a fake, it is laughable.

  • Every woman is different. My bff went through 36 hours of natural, drug-free labour, suffered severe tearing and apparently as she was doing it her thoughts were “This isn’t so bad, I could totally do this again” and she was up and active when I came to see the baby a mere 30 hours after birth. Giving birth is a perfectly natural thing that women have been doing for thousands of years and it’s not always the horror story we see on TV.

  • it’s not like that..i’m brazilian and i’ve watched the actual interview.. she says it wasn’t painful because she wasn’t focused on the pain, but on the baby’s arrival..

      • Maybe you should research a little bit on drug-free homebirths before you judge. It’s totally possible to focus on different things than the pain, and I know cause I did it (and mind you I can’t take a headache without whining). Giving birth is a very special pain. A pain for a reason and it’s easy to focus on the outcome than the pain itself.

  • I would like a clarification of “serious pain medication”. Does that mean no epidural but demerol instead? And nobody can say that because it was a home birth, drugs were not available to Gisele-just ask Michael Jackson if you can get drugs in your home-oh yeah he’s too dead from his home anesthesia to answer.

  • My mom went out for Greek food four hours after giving birth to my brother. The staff cooed over him and asked how old he was, when she said four hours, they did that crazy table-balancing dance in his honor.

    Apparently it was awesome.

    My point being, it’s possible to be up and about after a birth, especially with a midwife.

  • ugh. attempting to read some of these childbirth stories was more painful than either of the two babies i delivered. way more.

  • OMG! THANK YOU! finally there’s somebody out there who’s willing to put saint giselle bundchen in her place!

    Im SICK with her claims that she gave birth without drugs and it dind hurt, COME ON!!

    Im sick of all the websites that cite her saying: “oh, how lovely!” and similar sh*t

  • “Of course it is possible to have a pain-free birth. Maybe refrain from calling people liars in the same post where you admit you have no frame of reference and would have no way of knowing whether such a thing was possible.”


    Every woman is different of course but a pain-free birth is possible and I know cause I had one. A waterbirth too. Educate yourself before yous start calling people liars just because they are famous. How annoying for all the mamas out there that had DRUG FREE births and amazing homebirths.

  • Just one more voice here saying that every birth is different and a pain-free experience is certainly possible. It wasn’t mine, but I don’t doubt some people are lucky enough to experience that. There’s also the mindset you choose to have about it.

  • How would you know what birth is like if youve never tried it! Some people find sex painful, others dont. Some people find a strong massage painful, others pleasurable. I had a homebirth, drug free and while I wouldnt say it was pain free – it wasnt pain like a headache or like an injury. It was more like running a marathon – one that you cant pike out of! My baby was almost 9pounds and I didnt feel any pain in my vagina pushing her out – thats not to say it wasnt BLOODY hard work. Someone as fit and healthy as Gisele its perfectly believable that she was up making pancakes the next day. I could get up and go the loo and get a drink, stuff like that, but I preferred to be on the couch or in bed snuggling my freshie and breastfeeding.

  • I had a drug free waterbirth at home. It wasn’t as painful as the hospital birth I had.

    I was up and about the same day. The recovery was extremely quick and I will be doing it the same way next time.

    I have forgotten what the pain felt like. It wasn’t that bad, I hardly made a sound. Definitely not what childbirth is portrayed to be and what this poor blogger has been led to believe. But don’t worry, you’re not the only one who thinks childbirth is excruciating agony, and for some people maybe it is.

    But not usually for those who have waterbirths at home. They seem to recover the quickest and be the happiest about the experience and have the most contented babies.

  • I have had 4 vaginal births. The first was painful and I was not helped to manage the pain by using different positions. Instead I was offered drugs. The dr didn’t recognize that I was in transition so the painkiller was useless and hit after he was born.

    The next two were born in hospital with much less ‘pain’. It was more a working muscle pain/ache and crowing stung but not ‘Oh My G.. I am going to die’ pain.

    Last one was born at home with NO medical assistants. It was the best and most comfy birth. Gotta love the natural endorphins.

    I am a farmer and was on the tractor the next day. No biggie.

    My sister is totally different. C-sections both times, she loved them.

    Pain, like all things in life, is experianced on a different level for each person. What is nothing to one is a devastating experiance to another.

  • Ha! No pain? I’m not buying it. Somethings up with this and it smells like the rest of the few crazy HBs I’ve known. 9 times out of 10 they’re complete headcases.