“I Thought I Was Going To Die”: Miranda Kerr On Giving Birth
Miranda Kerr has opened up for the first time about what it was like to give birth to son Flynn.
“I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body,” the supermodel, 28, tells InStyle Magazine this month.
“I was looking down on myself – the pain was so intense.”
Flynn was born in January, weighing an above average 4.5kg. “I kept thinking, ‘How do women do this?’ But if other women have done this, I can do it too. I was determined.”
Kerr, who was back to modelling for Victoria’s Secret within months of giving birth, says getting back in shape wasn’t the most important thing for her at the time. “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.'”
She credits husband Orlando Bloom for being a hands-on father, and says they love their parenting duties, despite their busy schedules. “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 [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.”