Miranda Kerr covers Harper’s Bazaar UK Magazine August 2012 in which she talks about giving birth to son Flynn Bloom without pain medication. Kerr has spoken about the natural birth before, in a series of interviews and statements released shortly postpartum. However, this offers a little more exposition as to the WHY of giving birth without an epidural.
On whether she’ll have more kids: “I think probably, yes. Having a child is the most incredible experience. What’s surprised me most is just how incredible the bond is between you and your child. To watch him grow and evolve every day is really inspiring.”
On losing the baby weight: “I didn’t feel pressure to snap back into shape. My priority was just having my son and breastfeeding, which was something I really wanted to do, and it came easily. I’m actually still making milk now but, you know, he’s got teeth.”
On giving birth to Flynn: “I had made a decision that I wanted to do it [naturally]. I had been watching all these baby-bonding videos, and [without epidural] when the baby comes out it goes straight onto the breast” she explains. “Then they showed ones right after the epidural, and that didn’t happen. The baby was a little bit drugged up, and I was like ‘Well, I don’t want that.’ I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.”
On the perfect morning: “To wake up to the sound of my son saying ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever. Then I just love to get him out of bed and he can jump into bed with us, and we have cuddle time.” – via Harper’s Bazaar UK Magazine.