Sienna Miller Outdoes Gisele Bundchen in Her 'Easy Birth' Brag

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There's just something about women who brag about how easy their births were that's just. Mmm. I dunno. ANNOYING?! First, Gisele Bundchen told us about her painless birth at home and how "violent" births are in hospitals. (How would she know? I mean, if she's never had one? Just askin'.) Now we have this doozy from Sienna Miller:

It’s the best, the greatest thing in the world ... I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it.

She's not talking about becoming a mom. Nor is she talking about being pregnant -- which some women apparently enjoy. She's not even talking about the making of the baby. She's talking about having it. Childbirth. Labor. She'd do it every day. All day long, no doubt. Come on, ladies. This isn't an easy birth bragging contest.

Sienna had some other interesting things to say about having her baby, Marlowe, four months ago. She told Harper's Bazaar:

My body’s a completely different thing to me, it’s not mine -- all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do.

Sounds dangerously like a gal who is going to breastfeed until Marlowe is a freshman in college. Hate to break it to you, Sienna, but your body IS yours. Yes, even with a baby hanging off it. And those of us not currently breastfeeding still have breasts. And they're OURS. Anyway ...

Sienna also said that she hasn't hired a nanny YET. But she plans to. First, she wanted to learn what it was like to be a parent. For awhile anyway. (Hey, nothing against moms who have nannies! Nannies ROCK.)

I don't really have anything against women who talk about how easy peasy childbirth is. I think it's refreshing that some women open up about it not necessarily being such a traumatic experience. That, in fact, it's sort of like going to the park or having a massage. (Eye roll.) However, it would be nice if maybe there was some kind of qualifier like, "I know for a lot of women it feels like an alien creature is clawing its way out of her insides, but for ME, it was great!" Something like that? Am I asking too much?

Did you have an easy labor?


Image via Harper's Bazarr



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Madam... MadameGarlic

Oh, hell no. And it is nothing to for someone to brag on or feel bad about. Women need to be kinder to each other. I miss 70s feminism.

Laurlev Laurlev

I don't think she is being annoying. She had a great experience. She's not telling other women they are doing it wrong or projecting that she is somehow superior to other women like Giselle.

Regina Hower

I had a 30 hour long labor from hell, but when my daughter was born, it was amazing!  I would also do that day a million times again if I could.  She probably just meant how awesome it was to meet her baby, not loving labor pains.  

nonmember avatar kelry23

I had a very easy delivery, didnt hurt..was in labor for maybe 20 minutes, and I would do it 100x over even if it was traumatic and painful because I love and adore my son so much. I also felt like my body wasnt my own while I breastfeeding.

nonmember avatar Sarah

Wow! You sound really hateful. I think it's great that she had a wonderful experience. No wonder there is a "mommy war" going on

aeneva aeneva

"I know for a lot of women it feels like an alien creature is clawing its way out of her insides, but for ME, it was great!" Something like that? Am I asking too much?


Yes you are asking too much if women who had horrible experiences don't give a similiar preface when stating their thoughts on childbrith!  All woman have different expereinces and that should be a given.  Never have I told someone else that their c-section was horrible or made them less a woman because I had a non medicated vaginal birth twice.


Women need to stop the wars and comparisons it is ridiculous.  I did what I did because it worked for our family and if you are truly interested in learning about why I will talk to you, but if you just want to debate my choices and tell my how wrong I am get out of my face!

nonmember avatar Kara

I did not have easy labour at all with either of my kids, but I can completely relate to what Sienns means. That moment when your child is born is a moment like no other. I too, wish I could have that very same moment energy single day!

nonmember avatar Michelle

I find it more annoying listening to women try to outdo each other with their pregnancy/birthing HORROR stories. Not every woman has an awful experience. Mine was wonderful too...and I am not being flip or fishing for envy--that's just how it went! I don't think I would do it every day but loved every bit of that day :)

Anna Potts

i had a perfect birth i slept while she crowned and pushed for 23 mins. no rips no tears i have no streach marks and im skinny do you hate me to? and btw i breast feed my breasts are not mine after i gave birth to now they belong to my daughter she will whip them right out at 15 months

nonmember avatar lcny

Kiri Blakeley, many women fully experience labor--all of it--and still know it to be the most amazing experience of their lives. My first was long and tough and scary sometimes and ultimately amazing, the second not so long and not so tough and amazing! and I would do it again "a million times." Why must the dialogue be so nasty, so dismissive of women who have different--even positive--experiences? How is this helping anything at all? There are a lot of problems in hospitals' approach to birth care. Women being nasty to other women is not going to change that, not going to help make the experience better for all women. Where is all this anger coming from?

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