Gwyneth Paltrow says she ‘almost died’ giving birth to daughter Apple. Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about her journey to becoming a mother and a step-parent in a recent podcast episode, sharing that she “almost died” giving birth to daughter Apple.
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The 49-year-old actress and founder of the lifestyle-wellness brand Goop made an appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert where the two got into a discussion about how bodies evolve as they get older. Paltrow pointed to her experience after giving birth and the role that social media plays in putting pressure on women to look a certain way.
“I had two cesareans [C-sections]. My daughter was an emergency, it was crazy, we almost died. It was like not good,” she explained. “Anyway, there’s a big scar across your body and you’re like, oh wow, that didn’t use 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.'”
Although Paltrow didn’t go into further detail about giving birth to the now 17-year-old that she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin, she has previously mentioned a near-death experience when she had a miscarriage while pregnant with the couple’s third child. “I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third and it didn’t work out and I nearly died,” she told Daily Mail in 2013. “So I am, like, ‘Are we good here or should we go back and try again?'”
The scare was one of a number of health issues that led Paltrow to experiment with different eating plans, which was documented in her recipe book It’s All Good. Still, she recognizes the great emphasis placed on the state of women’s bodies after giving birth, especially with the rise of social media.
“Thank god there wasn’t Instagram when I had babies because now it’s like if I see someone, ‘Oh I just gave birth two weeks ago and I have a completely washboard stomach,’ and I’m like, wow that’s not what I [looked like]. And like great, more power to the lady with 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,” she said.
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Gwyneth Paltrow says she ‘almost died’ giving birth. Gwyneth Paltrow says she ‘almost died’ giving birth