Death by childbirth may no longer be common in the west as is the case in third world countries but Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter Apple, after being rushed to hospital for an emergency caesarean.
The actress, who shares her eldest child, 17, with ex-husband Chris Martin, spoke about her ‘crazy’ labour for the first time while discussing social media’s impact on body positivity, reports Daily Mail.
Gwyneth, who is also mother to son Moses, 15, the report continues, 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.
The actress was speaking on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s podcast, Armchair Expert, where she explained that she nearly died during the dramatic labour.
She said: ‘I had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency, it was crazy, we almost died. It was like not good.
‘Anyway, there’s a big scar across your body and you’re like, oh wow, that didn’t used to be there. And it’s not that it’s bad or you want to judge it but you’re just like, ”Oh my god.”