Miranda Kerr On Natural Childbirth: “I Actually Thought I Was Going To Die”

Miranda Kerr On Natural Childbirth: "I Actually Thought I Was Going To Die"

Fashion model Miranda Kerr is loving being a new mother. The 28-year-old beauty talks to InStyle Australia about natural childbirth, how they came up with Flynn’s second name, and life with husband Orlando Bloom.

On giving birth to Flynn without the use of drugs: “I’ve never been through so much pain, but I was totally present the entire time, focusing on my breath and meditating. I kept thinking, how do women do this? But if other women have done this, I can do it, too. I was determined. I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body. I felt as if I was looking down on myself – the pain was so intense. Then he came out and we met, and it was the best thing. I think once you go through something like that, nothing else fazes you – it puts everything into perspective.”

On how life has changed since she and Orlando welcomed their little boy: “I was working 18-hour days. Now the pace has slowed so I can spend the majority of my time with Flynn. We have a bath together every night. I am first a wife and a mother. When I work, it needs to be the best decision for us as a family.”

On not fretting over the baby weight: “He’s a big baby, 4.5 kilograms at birth, and I thought to myself, ‘I have so much more that I want to do aside from modeling. I can live with my body not being in shape if I have a healthy son. It’s worth it’.”

On why her ex-boyfriend’s tragic car accident made her give Flynn the second name of Christopher: “Chris’ death taught me that the people who touch your life are always with you. It taught me that I have the choice to be grateful for the time I had with him instead of dwelling on losing him. Chris and I had been dating for two years. After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told Orlando and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that. Orlando’s a good guy.”

On raising Flynn with Orlando: “It’s whoever has their hands free. When I’m not working we don’t have a nanny. Some nights we have a lady who comes in to help out but he [Flynn] is getting better at sleeping now, so not as often. And if I need to get on a plane for one day of work, I pump my milk and put it into the freezer for Orlando.”

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  1. Sarah M

    If you were ‘totally present the whole time,’ how did you leave your body? And you don’t have a nanny, but a someone comes to take care of him on nights where you’re too tired? What is that, exactly, if not a nanny? I’m confused.

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    • Anonymous

      who said they use this person when ‘they are too tired’, when did she say that? Maybe it’s when they are or doing something at night, and a nanny is typically someone full time- or comes many days out of the week- having someone come by occasionally does not make them a nanny- and I know a lot of ‘non- celebrity’ families that do the same- and yes they are still very present in their kids lives

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    • Anonymous

      who said they use this person when ‘they are too tired’, when did she say that? Maybe it’s when they are or doing something at night, and a nanny is typically someone full time- or comes many days out of the week- having someone come by occasionally does not make them a nanny- and I know a lot of ‘non- celebrity’ families that do the same- and yes they are still very present in their kids lives

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    • Brenda

      I think she meant present in the sense that she was there mentally and could physically feel everything. I.e., not high on gas or numb from an epidural.

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  2. popsykl

    i have called childbirth a “near death experience”…and i too left my body when in labour with my younget son, but i went into my own womb and guided him out……..very strange i know but totally true!!!….this only happened with him……not the other 6 labours i have experienced

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  3. Anonymous

    an out of body experience only happens to people who are medically declared dead. there’s no case of an out of body pain experience reported…until now. so you float above your body, and sit at one corner of the roof, outside the window? on the shelf? orlando’s shoulders? where were you?

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  4. Julianne

    Flynn Christopher Bloom Thats Lovely
    I didnt know his middle names was Christopher !

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  5. Anonymous

    Actually lots of people have an out of body experience. I had an out of body experience when I got hit by a car while walking on the side walk.

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  6. Anonymous

    I had an out of body experience while in pain toom. I was sitting cross legged for an extended amount time in a meditation hall and my knees really hurt. I mentally separated myself from the pain… meaning I disengaged and surrendered at the same time. Then all of a sudden I could see the whole room from a higher perspective and my body disappeared to me. There was no pain. It was pretty amazing.

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  7. Timea

    Christoper is a beautiful name, and it’s really nice that they gave him that name!
    Such a nice gesture!:)

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  8. SiervaMaria

    Hey, I applaud my sisters (biological) cousins, mother, friends and strangers who choose to do it this way, and bless the hearts of all who had no other choices to wrangle with. Me? that sh!t hurts!

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  9. Anon

    Beautiful

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