Quotable: Gisele Bündchen Says Giving Birth Didn’t Hurt

“[It] wasn’t painful, not even a little bit. The whole time, my head was so focused—every contraction, the baby is closer, the baby is closer. So, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, what pain.’ It was, ‘With every contraction, he is getting closer to me.’ I wanted to be conscious and present for what was happening … I didn’t want to be anesthetized. I wanted to feel. The second day, I was walking, I was washing dishes, I was making pancakes in the kitchen.”

Gisele Bündchen talks childbirth in an interview with the Brazilian TV show “Fantastico.” And for those of you who think she must have been hopped up on major painkillers, the 29-year-old supermodel who had a water birth in her home in Boston says she was drug-free for the whole experience. [People]