Miranda Kerr revealed that she became afraid she might die while giving birth to her son who weighed nearly 10 pounds at birth. The Victoria's Secret model said the pain was so intense, she actually left her body at one point. "I've never been through so much pain, but I was totally present the entire time, focusing on my breath and meditating. I kept thinking, how do women do this? But if other women have done this, I can do it, too. I was determined...I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body. I felt as if I was looking down on myself -- the pain was so intense," she said.
Miranda Kerr is now gracing the cover of In Style magazine's Australian edition. In the accompanying article to her photo spread, she talked about her birthing experience and how grateful she was to have husband Orlando Bloom by her side through the ordeal. "Orlando was by my side the whole time. I couldn't have done it without him. Just to have his support was a really wonderful experience," she said.
Women have the toughest job in the world - giving birth (if they choose to.) Miranda's fright of dying during childbirth is, unfortunately, a very real possibility. There might be no greater tragedy in life than a mother forced to give up her life while bringing a new life into the world. Anyone who has experienced this tragedy has had to deal with a very unique pain, one that is practically incomprehensible. Thankfully, Miranda Kerr was more fortunate.
The two are now proud parents to Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom (that's a very long name!) If you didn't already love Orlando Bloom, you might now - he had no problem when Miranda Kerr wanted to somehow name her first child after her first boyfriend, who had died in a car accident back when they were teenagers.
Miranda said, "Chris and I had been dating for two years. After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told Orlando and he was the one who said he'd be happy to do that. Orlando's a good guy."
Isn't that sweet? Sweet, and also very unselfish of Bloom. May the happy couple enjoy their new little bundle of joy.