Gigi Hadid – Vogue Magazine, March 2021 Issue
Gigi Hadid has revealed that boyfriend Zayn Malik caught their newborn when she delivered daughter Khai at home following a 14 hour labour.
Speaking to Vogue magazine – along with a cover shoot that she shot just 10 weeks after giving birth – the model spoke candidly about her ‘animalistic’ experience.
The cover girl, 25, revealed she welcomed her first child at her family ranch in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on September 20 with Zayn, her mother, Yolanda; her sister, Bella; and a local midwife and her assistant by her side.
Admitting that she looked ‘crazy’ during labour, Gigi described her experience by stating, ‘I was an animal woman’.
Revealing that she had no idea she had even given birth amid the wild experience and exhaustion, she explained that she looked up to see new dad Zayn cradling their newborn after catching their daughter,
She noted: ‘I had to dig deep. I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life, but you have to surrender to it and be like, “This is what it is”. I loved that.’
Although she made it through, Gigi confessed that there were times in her labour where she had second thoughts about having a natural birth.
‘There definitely was a point where I was like, I wonder what it would be like with an epidural, how it would be different’, she mused.
‘My midwife looked at me and was like, “You’re doing it. No one can help you. You’re past the point of the epidural anyway, so you’d be pushing exactly the same way in a hospital bed.”‘
Gigi added that she could see ‘terror’ in the eyes of her family members, but could also see that they remained tremendously proud of her efforts.
‘I know my mom and Zayn and Bella were proud of me, but at certain points I saw each of them in terror,’ Gigi recalled. ‘Afterward, Z and I looked at each other and were like, “We can have some time before we do that again”‘.
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