Every person who has ever carried a child and given birth to that child has their own feelings about the entire process—usually a mix of good and not-so-good. Gal Gadot is sharing her own thoughts about giving birth—and it should probably come as no surprise that Wonderwoman enjoys giving birth.
In fact, she loves it. She loves it so much she wishes she could do it all the time, or so she told InStyle during a recent interview.
Before you judge, though, hear her out.
"I love giving birth. I would do it once a week if I could," she said. "It's so magical. And I always take epidurals to be fair, so it's not so painful. Just the moment you feel like you're creating life, it's incredible."
As a mom who also gave birth with the help of an epidural each time, I understand what she means. While an epidural is certainly not a guarantee for pain-free, easy labor and delivery, many birthing parents feel like it helps things a lot. For me (and likely Ms. Gadot here), it provided pain relief while also allowing me to preserve my energy for pushing. I'm not saying I personally would like to give birth 52 times per year, but being more comfortable during the process allowed me to really be present and enjoy it (most of it).
Though Gadot is a fan of the grand finale of pregnancy, she definitely doesn't feel the same way about pregnancy itself. Gadot is mom to three daughters: 10-year-old Alma, four-year-old Maya, and seven-month-old Daniella, whom she shares with her husband Joran Varsano.
"But the pregnancies are hard for me—I feel sick and have migraines," she said. "I'm not in my element."
It's also worth noting that Gal Gadot served in Israel's military, the Israel Defense Forces, for two years. After passing through the bootcamp period, she learned combat training and served as a gymnastics and calisthenics instructor. So yeah, Wonderwoman is pretty tough.
When it comes to being tough, Gadot told InStyle that the most "badass" thing she's ever done was shooting a movie while pregnant with small children at home.
"When you're on set, you're like a kite," she explained. "You can fly so high and try to catch the air. Then you go back home to do your main shift as being a mother. It's not about me, it's, 'OK, now I need to bathe Maya, feed Alma, put Daniella to bed.' That is the badass thing I do: the juggling between my family life and my acting career."
On that, Wonderwoman, we can all find common ground.
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