Courtesy Harper’s BAZAAR
Just call it a mother’s intuition.
“I had been watching all these baby bonding videos and [without an epidural], when the baby comes out it goes straight onto the breast.”
According to Kerr, those babies exposed to the epidurals were not as responsive, one of the main factors in her decision to go drug-free.
“The baby was a little bit drugged up and I was like, ‘Well, I don’t want that,'” she recalls. “I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could.”
Much like her confident stance on natural childbirth, Kerr adopted the same attitude toward shedding her post-pregnancy pounds.
“I didn’t feel pressure to snap back into shape,” she explains. “My priority was just having my son and breastfeeding, which was something I really wanted to do, and it came easily. I’m actually still making milk now, but, you know, he’s got teeth…”
“[My perfect day is] to wake up to the sound of my son saying, ‘Mama, mama!’ It’s the best sound ever. Then I just love to get him out of bed and he can jump into bed with us, and we have cuddle time!”
— Anya Leon