Jessica Biel opened up about welcoming her son Silas and confessed that it made her feel like a failure! The reason is that, despite the plans to have a natural birth, she ended up needing a C-section.
The actress was in attendance at American Express’ Live Life launch event about life, work, and parenting when she told all, trying to turn her experience into a teaching opportunity.
‘That was a really transformative experience because I had a plan. I thought, this was going to happen and is the way it will be, and everything actually happened the opposite way, and it was a grand lesson for the future, ‘OK, you know things in life you plan, and you have to be flexible.’
‘Especially as a parent and having to go, ‘OK, we are changing the plan, we are not going there, we are having a meltdown,’ or ‘We are having a good day, let’s get in the car or jump on a plane,’ like, you have to be flexible, and I had a really hard mindset of what I wanted to happen,’ she revealed.
Biel went on to say that ‘I am just in awe of women who have natural births and if I have the opportunity to try again or do it again, it will be amazing. And, if not, I do not have that feeling anymore.’
‘I do not have the intense drive that it will make me more of a woman or more of a mother or that I failed because I felt as if I failed him because my body did not work the way it was supposed to work,’ Biel explained her thought process.
Silas, fathered by Justin Timberlake, was born back in 2015 and we are glad to hear the actress doesn’t think like that anymore.
That is just a lot of pressure to put on yourself over something that is not in your control!
The pair has said they want more kids in the past.