Gigi Hadid details baby Khai's home birth – and says Bella, her mom and Zayn were 'in terror'

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Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid
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  • Gigi Hadid is recalling Khai's home birth in a new interview with Vogue.
  • The March 2021 cover star says: "I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life."
  • The supermodel welcomed her daughter with Zayn Malik in September and has since revealed the Pillow Talk singer caught Khai as she gave birth.


Gigi Hadid is opening up about the birth of her baby girl.

The supermodel welcomed Khai with Zayn Malik in September, and is finally sharing details in a new interview with Vogue.

The March 2021 cover star recalls her mom, Yolanda, sister, Bella and Zayn Malik "in terror" as she was about to give birth. She opted for a home birth amid the pandemic so was without epidural.

"I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life, but you have to surrender to it and be like, 'This is what it is.' I loved that," she said.

Gigi revealed Zayn was the one who caught baby Khai.

"It didn't even click that she was out. I was so exhausted, and I looked up and he's holding her. It was so cute," she said, adding that Zayn felt "helpless" in the moments leading up to his girlfriend giving birth.

"Z was like, 'That's how I felt! You feel so helpless to see the person you love in pain.'"

This is Gigi's first solo cover for Vogue – and first major cover since welcoming her daughter. She took to Instagram on Thursday, revelling in the moment.

"Who would have thought I'd be feeding my baby girl her morning bottle as we share my first @voguemagazine solo cover," she wrote.

"I am emotional and honoured to take my first professional step, in this new chapter of womanhood, with this dream come true! Khai is now rockin' in her Nemo bouncer so I can type this, and I'm reflecting on all the people, memories, flights & fittings, early mornings, late nights, laughs & tears, mishaps & miracles that have made up my almost-decade in fashion."

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