For the first time, Gigi Hadid shares intimate details about the birth of her daughter Khai. She shared that she had decided not to give birth in the hospital and more.
Gigi Hadid opened about her four month old daughter, Khai, in a new interview with Fashion. For the first time, she shared what her job was like and revealed that she gave birth to the baby in her home on a farm in Pennsylvania. The contractions lasted 14 hours and Gigi did it without the epidural. “I had to dig deep,” Gigi told the magazine. “There was definitely a point I was at. I wonder what it would be like with an epidural, how it would be different. My midwife said, “You do it. Nobody can help you. You’re past the point of the epidural anyway, so you squeeze the same way in a hospital bed.”
Gigi originally planned to deliver the baby in a hospital in New York City. Due to the coronavirus, which restricted the number of people in the delivery room, she and her longtime boyfriend have Zayn Malikopted for a home birth instead. They came to the decision after seeing a documentary called The business of being born. “We both looked at each other and said, ‘I think that’s the call,” Gigi admitted. The couple brought an inflatable bath into their bedroom for the process.
Since the birth takes place at home, Gigi could have her mother, Yolanda Hadid, and sister, Bella Hadidat her side (in addition to Zayn, of course). There was also a local midwife and assistant present. “Actually, I probably looked crazy,” Gigi said when he was born. “I was an animal woman.” The model also revealed that Zayn was the one who caught Khai when she finally came out. “It didn’t even click that she was outside,” said Gigi. “I was so exhausted. I looked up and he held her. It was so cute “
Now that Gigi and Zayn have a child, they are no longer rushing to baby number two. “I know my mom and Zayn and Bella were proud of me, but at certain points I saw each of them horrified,” she revealed. “After that, Z and I looked at each other and said, ‘We may have some time before we do this again! “Since Khai was born, Gigi and Zayn have raised her in Pennsylvania without a nanny or a nurse. Of course, Yolanda is there to help, and Zayn’s mother, TrishaVisited, for a month in 2020, but for the most part, Gigi and Zayn do the heavy lifting.
Gigi found out she was pregnant in February and shared the news with fans in April. She was picky about what she shared on social media while pregnant and has not yet posted a photo of Khai’s face. This is of course a conscious choice. “I think she wants to be real online,” explained Bella. “But until your child wants to be in the spotlight and can make that decision for themselves, she doesn’t want to put them in that position.” Gigi admitted that she was inspired by famous friends, like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynoldswho made the same decision. “I see that their children really bloom differently,” she said.
For the most part, however, Gigi and Zayn find out for themselves. “You have a child and you lie in bed together and look over and say,” Okay, now what? “And you ask all your friends the same questions and everyone has a different answer,” said Gigi. “And then you realize that everyone finds out for themselves. And you do it in your own way and you can do little things for people, but you will always do it a little differently. This is our way.”