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How Many Moms Will Gisele Bundchen Offend During This Pregnancy?

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In case you hadn’t heard the rumors, Mommyish would like to inform you that the world’s favorite Sanctimommy is expecting baby number 2 with her famous football hubbie. That’s right, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are pregnant again!

Everyone has a celebrity that they irrationally despise (right?) and I have to admit that Gisele is mine. I mean, what’s not to resent about a millionaire model? But I somehow don’t feel rage whenever Miranda Kerr speaks. Alessandra Ambrosio doesn’t make my eye twitch. It’s really just Gisele.

To be fair, the lanky Brazilian lady hasn’t helped herself out in the PR department. In case anyone forgot the gems that she threw out about her last pregnancy, let me remind you of my favorite Gisele quotes.

When talking about her weight gain, she didn’t just explain her own approach. She took the time to call other women “garbage disposals.” Maybe something got lost in translation, but I’m pretty sure this soundbite is offensive in every language. “I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.” So much for mother’s supporting one another, right?

Then, there was the actual labor discussions. Gisele was quick to explain that she didn’t take any of those wussy painkillers. Not for this supermom. “I wanted to be conscious and present for what was happening… I didn’t want to be anesthetized. I wanted to feel.” I like to think that I was present for my daughter’s labor, even if I was pathetic enough to need an epidural. I always thought that I had a pretty smooth and easy delivery, but it was nothing compared to the model’s. “It wasn’t painful, not even a little bit.” I mean, even if that’s true, it’s just plain bragging to say, right?

Even better, if you didn’t have a perfect labor, Gisele thinks that you should have been better prepared. ”It’s called ‘labour’ not ‘holiday’ for a reason, and I knew that.”

Really, by the time the breastfeeding quotes came around, I was already done listening to this serious sanctimommy. Just in case you forget about the model’s most infamous and controversial motherhood statement, I’ll refresh your memory. “Some people here [in the U.S.] think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’ I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”

Listen, I’m sure Gisele is not nearly as bad as her soundbites make her out to be. Because seriously, no one can feel this superior to the rest of the world all the time. But I do hope that she tones it down with Baby No. 2.

Gisele, if you’re reading, find a little humor in the process. Hell, admit that it’s not always perfect or easy. No one will look down on you for that. In fact, we’ll appreciate it a lot more than the story about your second all-natural, completely pain-free miracle delivery.

(Photo: Gossip Cop)

56 Comments

  1. Eileen

    June 8, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Gisele? Really? When Jennifer Aniston continues to exist?

    (I do find her kind of annoying buttttt I do like that she doesn’t seem to worry about offending anyone. So many celebrities are super boring, and that kind of pisses me off. I also love that she talks about loving her stepson as if he’s her own. That’s nice.)

  2. kate

    June 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Some of it i can let slide…but she felt no pain? really? in an an “all natural” birth? with my third last year i went totally drug free and let me tell you, that hurt like a mother f***er.

  3. Angelika

    June 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I think she is right about the garbage disposal comments. Most women use pregnancy as an excuse to pig out and gain crazy amounts of weight. You have a little baby inside you, not a football team. There is no need to eat so much and unhealthy things at that, like Jessica Simpson. Two of my cousins recently had babies, one got fat and the other managed to stay in good shape. No the one who stayed in shape is not a model or rich, she is a normal regular lady with a regular job and she managed to stay at a healthy body weight and she had a healthy baby.

    • CW

      June 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

      I agree! A woman only needs to consume a mere 100 extra calories per day. That’s eating a single apple. Yet 90% of the pregnant women I know use the whole “eating for two” excuse to pig out. Then they moan and complain that they cannot lose the baby weight afterwards.

  4. L

    June 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “I like to think that I was present for my daughter’s labor, even if I was pathetic enough to need an epidural.” hysterical. lol

    • Jessie

      June 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      I was pathetic enough to need 3 c-sections. I did have a spinal though. And I was WAY present for the whole thing. Almost too present!

  5. Brittney

    June 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Sounds like youre jealous to me… You are a hipocrit for saying Gisele is a bad person for bashing other moms, when thats exactly what you are doing by writing this asinine article?

    • Julie

      June 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Agreed.

    • Sarah

      January 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Agree as well <3

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  9. trinity899

    June 8, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I had two vastly different birth experiences (first: a hospital induced labor that ended in a c-section, second: a homebirth with midwives) and the reason I wanted that natural birth the second time around was because of the painkillers I had the first time. I really wasn’t ‘present’… I have no memories of what happened during my first child’s birth, and was so out of it I could barely pay attention to my baby for the first day of her life. It’s not crazy to avoid painkillers in labor. We avoid drugs like the plague during pregnancy, so why is it okay to take them all during labor? With my second baby I remember every moment and it was awesome!

    • T.

      June 9, 2012 at 2:44 am

      You took an hell of a lot of risk. I am glad everything went well, there is 600% more probability of death of a child in homebirth than in hospital birth, and the risk skyrockets in case of VBCA or other things (pre-eclampsia, diabets, twins, etc). It also increase maternal mortality, though I don’t remember the figures.

      Honestly, I don’t understand though. US women avoid making their kid go to school alone even if the school is two blocks away because “something might happen” (which is a terribly small probability). And then they go out to have a VBCA homebirth without a doc o.o’ Which is 10000 more dangerous. For them and the kid.

      This is weird.

      And the top model is just an idiot and probabily a liying one at that 🙂

    • Ipsedixit

      June 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Where did you get that 600% statistic? Certainly not the CDC.

    • CW

      June 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

      That alleged 600% statistic sounds like a B.S. scare tactic from that awful Dr. Amy Tuteur.

    • T.

      June 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Homebirth is not safe.
      How I know?
      History.
      Even, personal history.
      My great-grandmother and my great-great-grandmother were midwife. So were their mother and the mother of their mother.
      I am Italian, you see. We didn’t start to have hospital births ’till the 1950s, more or less.
      Before, there were almost only homebirth. And doctors didn’t came to attend, because it was “women things”. Save if you had a lot of money. Then, they came.

      My great-grandmother in the first half of 1900s lost 3 of her 7 children.
      My great-great grandmother lost 7 of her 10 in the second half of 1800s.
      And this was after people had learnt to wash their hands.
      And they were midwife. My great-grandmother was also a nurse.

      My grandmother tell me stories, it is as simple as that. And the stories were a lot of death stories. Of damage-children stories.
      My grandmother tells me that, back then, as many as 1/4 children died in childbirth.
      And many mothers, too.
      It happened. It had always happened. It didn’t matter.

      You have forgotten the truth. And the truth is:
      Childbirth is dangerous.

      You have forgotten, I think, because in the US you have had safer birth for a lot more time than around here.
      Also because it is a scary truth.

      I have checked that Dr Amy. While I agree her communication skills need improvement, that doesn’t make the truth any less true.
      Truth has no need to be liked.
      Interesting, I have know the studies she cites before knowing her.
      As I have mentioned… Childbirth runs in the family. My grandmother is still interested in it. That is how I knew.

    • CW

      June 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Homebirths in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are nothing like modern homebirths. Midwives back then were not highly trained & certified RN’s with pre-arranged transfer rights to modern hospitals in the event of an emergency. Heck, they didn’t even have antibiotics! It’s patently absurd to point back at your great-great-grandma as evidence that modern homebirths are unsafe.

    • Chloe

      September 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Both my son and I could have died if I had opted for a home birth. I had a very easy pregnancy dilated quickly but my hips didn’t move at all and we started to loose his heart beat. I was in a very good hospital and an emergency c-section happened very quickly. My baby was born11 minutes later. I was back at the gym 2 weeks later! I opted for a scheduled c-section with my other 2 kids with no regrets. It doesn’t change the fact that I am a great, loving mom to 3 great kids.

    • T.

      June 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      If you prefer, you can give a look of Homebirth Death in Colorado:

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0O74HqZ3CsY/T9Jzp69bs4I/AAAAAAAAB6I/UzyxAxAZBPY/s1600/Colorado%2Bhomebirth%2Bmidwives%2B2010.jpg

      In CDC the death of a baby who is transferred in the hospital because it was a disastrous homebirth count as a HOSPITAL DEATH.
      Which of course kind of destroy the whole idea. There is no need for a statistical background to understand that.

      The above statment is about statistic made by licensed Colorado homebirth midwives (certified professional midwives, CPMs).

      Who is more likely to die:

      1) A baby in a homebirth with a Colorado midwife?
      2) A guy who drives drunk every day for 20 years?

      The answer is 1.

      (although you have to remember, the baby in a low-risk hospital birth is about as likely to die than is a guy who drives drunk every day for 1 year; that’s how dangerous childbirth. Yet, some people assert that it is “safe”)

      So, bottom line:

      Birth is not safe.
      Homebirth is not safe.

      Both are dangerous.
      They are less dangerous now than once, but that is because of doctors and all the fancy equipment that there are in hospitals.

      Even for very low risk women.
      Of course, you still have a great chance that nothing will happen.
      But…
      But.

      Would you drive drunk every day for 20 years WITH YOUR KID STRAPPED IN THE CAR?

      🙂

    • Chloe

      September 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      I was extremely low risk but both my son and I could have died if I had opted for a home birth. I had a very easy pregnancy dilated quickly but my hips didn’t move at all and we started to loose his heart beat. I was in a very good hospital and an emergency c-section happened very quickly. My baby was born11 minutes later. I was back at the gym 2 weeks later! I opted for a scheduled c-section with my other 2 kids with no regrets. It doesn’t change the fact that I am a great, loving mom to 3 great kids.

    • T.

      June 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      I forgot!

      Above Datas are from 2010. The latest avaible.

    • Erica

      June 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

      @ T – Sounds like trinity and CW have drank the Kool-Aid. There’s no saving or convincing people who are willfully blind to the truth when their own “reality” is more convenient.

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  11. Reality

    June 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    The breastfeeding thing is simply impossible for some people. My older sister wasn’t able to breastfeed either of her kids because she has inverted nipples. I have them too, but I’m only 21 and have no kids. When I do have kids, I probably wont be able to breastfeed, though.

    The comments about breastfeeding and epidurals are just made by catty, stupid women who don’t realize how foolish they sound when they try to “compete” with other moms. Smart women support each other and put value on things like education, charity and community, not unimportant and petty things like breastfeeding length and how you go through labor.

    • CW

      June 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Inverted nipples won’t necessarily prevent BF. Get yourself a good lactation consultant because there are techniques that can help women with inverted nipples successfully nurse their babies.

  12. Isa

    June 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Gisele is beautifull, rich and married with Tom Brady. She gave birth in home and nursed her child. Her existence already ofend many women, only because most of this women envy her sooooo much.

    • Lara

      September 13, 2012 at 1:51 am

      You think women envy her for having a home birth?! Majority of women don’t even want a home birth. And so what if she nursed her child? Cats and cows do the same, it’s hardly a miracle power exclusive to Mrs. Tom Brady.

  13. Melissa

    June 10, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I actually totally agree with her. The majority of women spend 10 months eating everything within arms reach and then spent the next 2 years on the counch flipping channels and complaining they’re fat…hmmm I wonder why you still look pregnant. If people don’t like it, its just because their jelous. I cheated and had an epi, was it best for my kids not sure but it sure made it better for me and she’s right its not great but she made her choice and I am not offended by her talking about it, shes right and I give her kudos for that. I also didn’t nurse (3 boob jobs) but if she can do whats best for her baby she should be proud, I’d rather not feed my kids formula either if I had the choice. Don’t bash her get up and hit the gym or at least walk to the nearest cheeto bag.

    • Chloe

      September 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I only gained 25 pounds and worked out until the morning I gave birth but I don’t see a reason to brag about it to anyone I know. None of my friends know exactly how much weight I gained. I also don’t judge women who gain a lot of weight. To each zone. She was rude, obnoxious and ignorant with her comments. My cousin produced zero milk and she wasn’t able to breastfeed now she has an extremely healthy 15 year old boy. I was also bottle fed which was my amazing mother’s choice. Every women should have the right to choose how much weight they will gain, if they will have an epidural, schedule a c-section or deliver at home, we can choose breastfeeding or bottle and I don’t believe it’s anyone else’s business. That’s why we have our own babies to do what we thinks is right. I refuse to judge other women and I wish all women around the world would to the same.

  14. Shin

    June 10, 2012 at 4:59 am

    You don’t find the other models talking about their labor because all they talk about their skin care line or saying only safe things “I love my baby”. “We have a very happy family etc, etc”. Gisele speaks her mind and I don’t think she’s right by saying that other women turn their bodies into “garbage disposals”. I mean, I mean some mothers are extremely busy but still be able to take the time to work out and take care of themselves and be healthy. Other mothers are just plain lazy and just use the “baby” excuse to gain weight and then point fingers at models like Gisele to spend their time instead. Perhaps they can go to the gym instead? Just a suggestion.

    • Jessie

      June 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      Or maybe some women are too busy, you know, WORKING A REAL JOB while pregnant to put food on the table. And I’m sorry, but I was supporting my family while my husband was in med school and was so tired I actually didn’t have time for yoga or Kung fu. Plus, the vomiting constanty made it very hard to use the elliptical and barf at the same time.

      She’s a man stealing sanctiwitch. Ugh!

    • Ipsedixit

      June 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

      As much as I hate to defend a supermodel, do you honestly think being one of the most sought after models in the world is not a “real job?” Yes, she makes a lot of money and yes she probably doesn’t have to work if she doesn’t want to….but so do a lot of other people who have become successful. I wouldn’t call up Warren Buffett and tell him to get a real job. Have you ever worked in that line of business? There’s quite a bit more entailed than show up, stand there, look pretty for 30 minutes.

      Also, what exactly qualifies as a “real job?” If you’re getting paid, and you’re working, I would consider it a job. Since it’s based in reality, rather than something she made up in her mind, I would also consider that “real.”

    • lara

      September 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

      It certainly is a job, but it’s the kind where you can afford personal trainers and dieticians and special chefs to ensure you don’t gain weight. It’s also the kind of job where you have enough time to do all the kickboxing and pilates and yoga that she claimed to do. The average woman has tougher working hours and much less money- she barely has time to combine work and home responsibilities while dealing with pregnancy let alone take hours out for prenatal yoga.

    • Melissa

      June 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      I am going to guess you’ve never been on a set, its hard work, you don’t just show up for a few minutes and look good. Shoots take hours of prep, constant work to look good and hours to do. How is that not a real job I mean if you could gett paid for doing that would you say no I’d rather work retail? probably not. Short dumpies….

    • Jen X

      June 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      I had Pubic Symphysis Diastasis (pubic bone separation) during my pregnancy, starting at around 6 months and worsening as the months went by. My doctor was recommending I get driven to the bus stop (a 5-6 minute walk at best) if at all possible. It took me 5 minutes of excruciating pain to roll over in bed. I was also working overtime on a regular basis and busing over an hour to work each way. Not all mothers are just lazy when they’re pregnant.

    • Gat

      June 13, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Good point Jess. Working a real job WHILE PREGNANT & having no choice but to make ends meet puts a real stress vs. having millions in the bank & being able to take a long vacation with all the comforts. Yes lpsedixit. There is more to the supermodel job like getting spa treatments, plastic surgery, starving your ass off, and walking in shoes you fall on the runways in. Much worse than daily office politics, daily hour commutes to the office in rush hour, daily sitting in front of a screen all day dealing with customer service complaints. Pound sand!

    • Sarah

      January 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      then don’t get pregnant duh

  15. SuperPsychicSpyChick

    June 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I will never have/want kids, but there’s something I do say to comfort my childed friends who get their feathers ruffled by self-absorbed condescending sanctimommies who make claims that they’re above painkillers for childbirth. In the case of Gisele, the supermodel must have a super-gape LOL. The rest is kind of sailor-talk which I don’t really do in public lol but you get the idea.

  16. dcr1

    June 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Yes she’s a beautiful role model, and i wouldn’t attempt to keep picking until i found something negative to say about her however, this is where it ends women need to stay in their own back yards when it comes to issues of weight, how babies are bing fed, or my man unless i ask you, if i don’t invite you in my kitchen don’t bring your ass up in it! I am sick to death of hearing people critiqing people thinking its okay when no damn body asked them, it takes all kinds of people to make this world go around and if someone’s body type,child rearing, husband type, or anything else does not appeal to another then take your behind on up the road you don’t have to walk a mile in their shoes, its not nice and its not cute, and it may just one of these days get a foot in your behind, mind your business, unless of course you have the hots for that person then that would be called stalking!

    • CW

      June 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I’d agree with you EXCEPT that all of us are paying higher taxes and higher health insurance costs because of obesity. If those who ate crap and didn’t exercise were the ones paying 100% of the financial costs associated with their bad decisions, then it wouldn’t be anyone else’s business. But it DOES become my business when you ask me to use my family’s hard-earned money to pay for the medical costs of your lack of self-control. And FTR, I also think cigarette smokers should bear 100% of the medical costs associated with their bad decision as well.

    • mblackm2

      August 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Most of us fat people work and pay taxes too, and buy insurance. Smokers further pay high cigarette taxes. I’m ok with that. Health insurance costs have gone up as much for government regulations as anything else..trust me, if everyone in the country was healthy, the premiums would still skyrocket, because that’s just how insurance companies roll. I’m in the hospital side of the industry, and the trends are there. People live longer, no necessarily healthier lives, and not just because of obesity, but because we can keep diabetics and people with kidney failure and heart failure and all kinds of chronic, disabling conditions alive much longer than we ever could before.

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  18. Shelly G

    June 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve worked in an OB/GYN office where in the last year I’ve seen two women put on over 100lbs during their pregnancies.

    With both my pregnancies, I lost the weight fairly quickly (35lbs in 17 days with my first and 40lbs in 6 weeks with my second). But there are many factors to consider here. I was in extremely good physical condition for both of my pregnancies. I’m an amateur weight lifter, so I’m used to being very strict with what goes into my body. I’m very active at my job and used to being very active at home. It’s damn difficult to change habits when you get pregnant and it’s damn difficult to ignore cravings when they hit you like a mack truck. In many cases, women have medical issues preventing them from strenuous activity while pregnant. Every pregnancy is different and what worked for me will not work for everyone. On the other hand, it takes a huge amount of dedication to high calorie foods to gain over 100lbs in nine months – and the image that comes to mind is like a garbage disposal.

    The issue at hand here is should we put the pressure on celebrities to censor themselves. It’s certainly not how I would have handled the situation, but to each her own. The truth is no one has the right to never be offended. If anyone gets offended, they can damn well take a stand against it and speak their own potentially offensive opinions. But I’ve found that it’s far easier (and has made me a far happier person) to simply change the channel or close the magazine and find something more to my tastes.

    • NotThumper

      June 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      While for the most part you are probably correct, diet isn’t always the issue for massive weight gain.
      I gained 93lbs during my 8 month pregnancy, 48 of which was all water. I say 8 month pregnancy because my daughter was taken from me early via emergency c-section due to severe pre-e. I was in great shape when I got pregnant and have always been more into healthy foods than junk. It was the medical “professionals” that I saw that refused to believe it could be anything other than me just stuffing my face and lying about it. Which was awful since it was clearly water, I had awful pitting edema.

      At 31 weeks I had had enough and switched practices. Damn good thing I did too! The new staff took me seriously and at 34 weeks discovered how sick I was. Luckily for everyone my daughter is healthy and will be a year at the end of this month.
      I lost the water weight fairly quickly and while I’m not at my pre-pregnancy weight of 120 lbs I only have about 10 left to lose.

  19. Brooke

    June 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Gisele, I only gained 30 pounds in my pregnancy and I couldn’t exercise due to pregnancy aggravating my asthma AND the only thing I could keep down my first 14 weeks was Taco Bell and pizza (no lie).

    BOOM! Out sanctimommied.

    • Melissa

      June 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Awesome! You beat me to it, but I was going to say the same except that I lived on pizza, Golden Grahams and chocolate cupcakes.

    • Lindsay Cross

      June 12, 2012 at 7:59 am

      You both just made me love life a little more.

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  22. Sarah

    January 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Common you make her sound like she was the most terrible person in the world..someones super sensitive..I LOVE Gisele! I always have always will…

  23. Lindsy

    October 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Ok c’mon really there shoul be mor people that think like Gisele she’s not being rude at all and woman need to be redirected in the power of the mind body and soup how god created us!!!! There is no need to get nasty about it everyone is intitled to what they think and believe without someone attacking them

    • Chloe

      September 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      I only gained 25 pounds and worked out until the morning I gave birth but I don’t see a reason to brag about it to anyone I know. None of my friends know exactly how much weight I gained. I also don’t judge women who gain a lot of weight. To each zone. She was rude, obnoxious and ignorant with her comments. My cousin produced zero milk and she wasn’t able to breastfeed now she has an extremely healthy 15 year old boy. I was also bottle fed which was my amazing mother’s choice. Every women should have the right to choose how much weight they will gain, if they will have an epidural, schedule a c-section or deliver at home, we can choose breastfeeding or bottle and I don’t believe it’s anyone else’s business. That’s why we have our own babies to do what we thinks is right. I refuse to judge other women and I wish all women around the world would to the same including Gisele1

  24. R Landry

    December 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Gisele is a ridiculous person. She does nothing herself. I imagine she’s even hired someone to breastfeed her kid.

  25. joanne

    December 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

    You hate her, because she made sure she was healthy during her pregnancy? Unless you have a difficult pregnancy it is your responsibility as a mother to maintain a healthy diet and keep active. I have to agree with Gisele, some women just don’t care.

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