Miranda Kerr: "I Thought I Was Going to Die" Giving Birth

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Miranda Kerr: "I Thought I Was Going to Die" Giving Birth
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Miranda Kerr: "I Thought I Was Going to Die" Giving Birth

A lot has changed since Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcomed son Flynn in January. "I was working 18-hour days. Now the pace has slowed so I can spend the majority of my time with Flynn," Kerr, 28, tells InStyle Australia. "We have a bath together every night. I am first a wife and a mother. When I work, it needs to be the best decision for us as a family."

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Though she made headlines for her slender post-baby body, the new mom insists she wasn't pressured to get back into shape. "Flynn is a big baby. . .and I thought to myself, 'I have so much more that I want to do aside from modeling," the Victoria's Secret supermodel says. "I can live with my body not being in shape if I have a healthy son. It's worth it.'"

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In the interview, Kerr also opens up about the pains of natural childbirth. "I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body," she says. "I was looking down on myself, the pain was so intense."

"I kept thinking, 'How do women do this?'" Kerr recalls. "But if other women have done this, I can do it too. I was determined."

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Now that she's gotten into the groove of motherhood, Kerr even hints that she and her family may relocate to her native Australia. "Flynn would love it, and I had such a wonderful childhood in the country," she says. "He is going to have a diverse upbringing."

The model also graces the cover of Japan's Love Celeb magazine, where she admits that "Flynn's birth is the best thing that has happened to me. He is the light that illuminates my life." Kerr is quick to point out that, "of course, Orlando is also the light. I love both of them very much."

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