Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she almost died giving birth to her daughter Apple after being rushed to hospital to have an emergency caesarean.
The actress, who has 17-year-old daughter with Chris Martin (ex-husband), spoke out about her crazy’ labour while discussing the impact of social networking on body positivity.
Gwyneth, who is also mother to son Moses, 15, revealed the procedure left her with a ‘big scar across your body’ as she criticised social media for creating unrealistic expectations of how women are ‘supposed to look’ after giving birth.
Candid: Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter Apple, after being rushed to hospital for an emergency caesarian
Speaking on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast, Armchair Expert, Gwyneth explained that she nearly died during the dramatic labour.
She said, “I had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency, it almost killed us. It was almost unbearable.
“Anyway, there’s an enormous scar across your body, and you’re just like, oh my god, that wasn’t there before.” You don’t think it’s bad, or that you want to judge it, but it’s just that you are like, ‘Oh my God.’
Challenging: The actress, who shares her eldest child, now 17, with ex-husband Chris Martin, spoke about her ‘crazy’ labour for the first time (pictured with Apple in 2005)
Gwyneth also criticised social media for creating unrealistic expectations regarding female beauty. This included the idea of a woman having ‘washboard abs’ within days of giving birth.
She said that she was thankful for Instagram, as it allowed her to share the following: “Thank goodness there wasn’t Instagram when we had our babies. Now it’s like when I see someone, “Oh I just had a baby two weeks ago and have a completely bloated stomach,” and I’m like wow, that’s not how I feel. [looked like]?.
“And like great,” more power to the lady who uses the washboard [abs] but that is totally the exception and then now we’re being fed all of these other images of what we’re supposed to look like all the time — babies, no babies, whatever.’
Open: Gwyneth, also mother to Moses, stated that she had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency, it almost killed us. It was almost like it wasn’t good.
Iron Man star said: “I think women really have to be friends with each others and all the judgments around how you had a baby, did you breastfeed, did you not, this is, are your going to work, are not you going to work. It doesn’t matter what it may be, it’s okay.
“I feel like we also have this strange thing around, past perfectionionism, it seems like I can accomplish this gargantuan job that’s beyond human. Why? What’s the point?
It comes after Gwyneth revealed that her teenage son is far from embarrassed by her racy new ventures, after launching a vibrator and sex toy business.
In an interview on The Ellen Show, the star said that at first her son shared his trepidation around her business, but then added: ‘No, this is great — you’re making people feel not embarrassed to buy something, and that’s great. You are a feminist.
“I was like, “Thank you, dear.” I’m sure that he’s still embarrassed. But at least he’s trying to put some good spin on things.
Supportive: It comes after Gwyneth revealed that her teenage son is far from embarrassed by her racy new ventures, after launching a vibrator and sex toy business
On Monday Gwyneth, who is in the midst of promoting her Netflix series, Sex, Love and Goop, confessed that Apple received the ‘craziest sex-ed’ talk when she was in the sixth grade, in a preview clip for her interview on Red Table Talk.
‘They [Apple and Moses]Gwyneth relates that their sixth grade elementary school had the most outrageous sex-ed talk. It was amazing. She adds with a shocked expression, “But, they did everything like they learned everything.”
“I will never forget Apple’s face when she returned home,” she said.[The teacher]I told them everything. “I said everything.
Paltrow blushed as she recalled the story, a woman who is not afraid to talk about sexuality.
The Academy Award-winning actress dives deep into the minds of a few couples struggling with intimacy issues in her new series.
Paltrow teams up to five couples with a range of problems, ranging from past sexual traumas and marital issues, in her new Netflix series.
She assists couples in engaging in therapy and exercises to overcome their difficulties and strengthen their connection.
Important: The star is in the midst of promoting her Netflix series Sex, Love and Goop, which delves deep into the mind’s of a few couples who are navigating intimacy issues