It seems that models aren't that dumb after all. Between Gisele Bundchen's home birth and support of exclusive breastfeeding, and Miranda Kerr's natural birth and beautiful breastfeeding picture, it's looking like we're seeing a new trend of models being role models for natural birth and parenting.
The next model to speak out for less medically involved parenting is 7 months pregnant Eva Herzigova, who has her sights set on a natural birth and doesn't understand why anyone would choose to go early or choose a c-section. She told CTV News:
I wanted to give birth naturally at nine months. I've heard some women book delivery by Cesarean early before their due date. I think a lot do it because of the fear of pain.
Eva mentions the fear of pain, and there are women who do choose a c-section just to avoid pain -- though that is rare because most realize that there is still pain involved in the recovery. And some moms are pushed into a c-section by a doctor because of reasons I won't get fired up on in this post. This doesn't include emergency c-sections though, when it's actually an emergency -- then a c-section is a life-saving procedure. But Eva, beautiful supermodel, is now turning into birth advocate.
What I'm wondering is if maybe just having a career based on love and adoration of your body could be part of the reason Eva, Miranda, and Gisele are turning to more natural parenting ideas. After all, if they can trust their bodies to look beautiful, pose in attractive ways, all to sell products ... why not also be able to function and perform in the ways they're designed to make babies as well? As Miranda Kerr showed, breasts can be sexual AND functional, without competing.
Herzigova apparently loves her body even more while baby baking; she even said, "Being pregnant is less about being sexy than being sensual. You feel very feminine. There are all these special hormonal enhancements. You really blossom, especially in the first three months: my skin and my hair were in great condition; my breasts were like ‘wow'; it was like I'd had a facelift and breast-enhancement surgery."
Okay, well now I just want to slap her. I wish I thought being pregnant made me THAT hot. Kidding aside though, I think it's awesome that she finds so much in her pregnancy to make her feel more womanly and beautiful, and likely gives her more faith in her body to be able to continue being feminine and matronly, even as the baby's brought into this world. I wish her the best, and can't wait to hear how her birth goes.
I hope she gets the all-natural birth she wants.
Do you think a model's job gives them more faith in their bodies?
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