Have you ever thought about how babies are born across the globe? Model mom Gisele Bündchen is taking a look at different birthing methodologies used all over the world in an effort to help promote the humanization of birth. The initiative was created by midwife and neonatal nurse Mayra Calvetti, who was present at the birth of Gisele’s 2-year-old son Benjamin.
When Mayra told me her idea about the Birth Around the World Project I thought it was a beautiful idea and knew that it would be really cool if she could share a little bit of this journey on my Blog,” Gisele wrote on her official Web site. “I had the opportunity to experience the natural process of birth and it was one of the most life changing experiences for me and very very special!”
The project seems a perfect fit for the Brazilian beauty. The mom-of-one has openly discussed her drug-free and pain-free home water birth.
“I believe it’s a woman’s right to make the decision about how she’s going to give birth to her child,” Gisele continued. “And it’s also her right to have access to the information she needs so she can make that decision from a place of awareness, and not a place of fear.”
The natural birth advocate said she believes in “sharing information” in order to empower women and normalize the birthing experience.
I believe that sharing information and show different possibilities of birth may help to demystify some questions about natural childbirth that for a long time was the only way of giving birth,” she added. “I hope that I can learn even more about the subject through the experiences of these women around the world and be able to share this with you here on my blog.”
Click here to see the first video on the Birth Around the World Project.