Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she ‘nearly died’ giving birth to daughter Apple

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Gwyneth Paltrow, has revealed the predicament she underwent during the birth of her daughter Apple in the year 2004.

The Oscar winner and also lifestyle guru shares Apple, 17, and Moses, 15, with Coldplay ex Chris Martin.

While writing about the unforgettable experience, she said that the ceasarian section she underwent in the process of saving her baby and herself really left a scar on her body.

“I had two caesareans. My daughter was an emergency, it was crazy, we almost died. It was like not good,” she said

“Anyway, there’s a big scar across your body and you’re like, oh wow, that didn’t used 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!’ “

The 49 year old mother of two went on to discuss the obvious fact involved in a reality post-birth figures, compared to what you sometimes see on 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],”

Gwyneth Paltrow with 16 year old daughter, Apple

“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 went further to stress on the need for all women to work together and never to judge anyone when it comes to motherhood.

“I think women really need to be friends with each other and all the judgment around how you have a baby, do you breastfeed, do you not, this that, are you going to work, are you not going to work,” she stated

“Guess what, whatever it is, it’s OK,” she added.

“I feel like we also have this weird thing around, it’s past perfectionism, it’s like I can do this gargantuan task that’s superhuman and why? For what?” she concluded.