Rebecca Adlington: Childbirth Was The Most Painful Experience Ever

22 June 2015

Rebecca Adlington with baby Summer

Rebecca Adlington reckons giving birth to her baby daughter was the most painful thing she's ever done.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, the Olympic gold medalist said giving birth was harder than winning medals.

Hello! reports:

"Revealing that she and her personal trainer husband Harry Needs have named their daughter Summer, Rebecca tells HELLO!: "Giving birth was definitely harder than winning those gold medals," - and says she already has plans for their honeymoon baby to follow in her sporty footsteps."

Rebecca also told the magazine that having her daughter was the most rewarding thing she's ever done.

Am I the only one who is surprised that an Olympic athlete - who must surely know what it's like to push herself to the very limits of her physicality - found giving birth harder than winning Gold medals?

And doesn't it just make you feel a teensy bit more bullet proof to know that you've done something that an Olympic athlete reckons was the most painful thing she's ever done? Not that anyone needs their labour experience validated by a celeb or famous mum, of course, but I found it refreshing to hear one such mum tell it as it is. Nice one, Rebecca.

Now, come and tell us over on our Facebook page whether giving birth was the most painful thing you've ever done. (Best to look away if you've actually yet to give birth...)

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