Miranda Kerr Stirs Controversy With 'I Didn’t Want to Drug My Baby' Comment

Sat, July 7, 2012 4:51pm EDT by 36 Comments
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Miranda boasts about her drug-free delivery of her son, Flynn Christopher, stirring outrage among mothers who had epidurals or C-sections during labor.

Miranda Kerr claims her natural approach to childbirth is the best way to start a child’s life — deciding epidurals would cause a less responsive, drugged up baby. HollyMoms, do YOU think she’s saying it’s bad to use epidurals?

It’s revealed in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, that Miranda, 29, and her husband, Orlando Bloom, 35, agreed not to use an epidural during the birth of their son, fearing it would risk the success of many factors during the delivery. She believed her decision resulted in a healthier child with instant success in breastfeeding.

Her views on the epidurals formed greatly from viewing videos on baby bonding.

“The baby was a little bit drugged up and I was like, ‘Well, I don’t want that. I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.”

Her statements have stirred controversy, with mothers saying Miranda is self-glorifying and dismissive to all the mothers who do not share their views and choose their same delivery method.

“It’s none of my business, but I am so disgusted by this article. To imply that women who don’t go drug-free are not giving their babies the best start in life or aren’t going to take to breastfeeding immediately is irresponsible,” wrote a commenter in a People.com post article where Miranda’s comments appeared.

Another commentor wrote, “I’m so sick of people acting like those of us who had epidurals/c-setions didn’t “give our babies the best start.”

HollyMoms — how do you feel about Miranda’s statements about epidurals?

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