Did you have an ecstatic birth?
No really, did you? With more and more celebrity moms speaking out about their ecstatic birth experiences, we know that it is humanly possible!
Supermodel mom Gisele Bündchen might be the most outspoken A-lister ever on the topic.
My delivery was in a bath tub, in water,” Gisele said. “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. 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.’”
The new mom further spoke about her “empowered” birth experience,
I wanted to experience the transformation. It was the most amazing experience of my life, feeling him come through my body. And once he was born, I never felt so empowered as looking at him and thinking, Oh, my God, we did it together!”
Gisele isn’t the only celeb mom to put a positive spin on a topic that is frequently shunned. The Wonder Years alum Danica McKellar is the latest celebrity to speak out on her positive birth experience.
For those of you who follow Mike Verta’s page, you’ve already heard of the ‘cavewoman’ experience from his point of view – I did indeed go fully natural with the birth – no augmentation, no epidural, nada! It was the most incredible experience of my LIFE, and it’s hard to describe the feeling of empowerment that has come along with it. Easy? No. Worth it? YES.”
More celeb moms such as The Pursuit of Happyness star Thandie Newton has joined in on spreading the positive word.
[It was] very challenging in the best way possible,” Thandie said of giving birth. “Every fiber of your being is alive. It’s like you are conducting electricity, literally creating something. I’d like to give birth every year if I could, just for that experience.”
And Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet said her VBAC was the birth experience she had always dreamed of,
I’ve never talked about this. I’ve actually gone to great pains to cover it up. But Mia was an emergency C-section. I just said that I had a natural birth because I was so completely traumatized by the fact that I hadn’t given birth. I felt like a complete failure. My whole life, I’d been told I had great childbearing hips. There’s this thing amongst women in the world that if you can handle childbirth, you can handle anything. I had never handled childbirth, and I felt like, in some way that I couldn’t join that ‘powerful women’s club.’ So it was an amazing feeling having Joe naturally, vaginally. Fourteen hours with no drugs at all, but then I had to have an epidural because I was so tired. I honestly thought I’d never be able to do it. It was an incredible birth. It laid all the ghosts to rest. It was really triumphant.”
Do you want to join in the “powerful women’s club?”
Alongside women’s holistic health guru and OB/GYN Dr. Christiane Northrup and Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery, join in on the Ecstatic Birth Tele-Summit starting next month. You too can learn how to have the dream birth experience that we’ve heard so many women come forward and talk about.
Click here to read more about the exciting Tele-Summit and learn how you can have an Ecstatic Birth.