Supermodel Gigi Hadid revealed she gave birth to her baby girl at home amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Gigi and Malik made the decision after the model was told her mom, Yolanda Hadid, and sister, Bella Hadid, would not be able to be there for the birth at a hospital, according to an interview published Thursday by Vogue.
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Gigi gave birth to her daughter Khai with no epidural after 14 hours of labor. She called herself an “animal woman” during the interview with the outlet. (RELATED: Gigi Hadid Announces Name Of Her Newborn Baby Girl)
“When you see someone do that, you look at them a bit differently. I probably looked crazy, actually,” Gigi told Vogue. “I was an animal woman.”
Gigi admitted she knew it would be the “craziest pain” she’s ever felt, but she pushed through.
“I had to dig deep,” Gigi said. “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.”
Yolanda and Gigi’s midwife helped coach her through the pain, the outlet reported.
“There definitely was a point where I was like, I wonder what it would be like with an epidural, how it would be different,” Gigi told the outlet. “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 and Malik announced the birth of their baby girl on social media on Sept. 23.