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