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Miranda Kerr and Flynn

She didn’t want a ‘drugged-up baby’. Or at least, that’s what everyone’s saying.

Miranda Kerr has spoken openly about the birth of her son Flynn in an interview with UK Harper’s Bazaar for their August edition.

The 29-year-old said she’d seen birthing videos where “the baby was a little drugged up” when it was placed on its mum’s breast, so chose a natural birth without pain relief.

But in saying so she’s angered mothers who did have an epidural or c-section.

Kerr – whose son is now 18 months old – said: “I had made a decision I wanted to do it naturally. So I was kind of upset when the doctor said I had to be induced because there wasn’t enough liquid around the baby.

“She was like, ‘most people who get induced have the epidural. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t.’ And I’m like, ‘I made a plan. I am determined to do this without pain medication‘.”

As to the reason why, she said: “I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.”
On maintaining her figure after Flynn was born, Kerr said: “I didn’t feel the pressure to snap back into shape… My priority was just having my son and breastfeeding, which was something I really wanted to do, and it came easily.”
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