Camila Alves took 60 hours to deliver their baby

Camila Alves admits giving birth to her son Levi was a painful process.

The model had her first child with actor Matthew McConaughey on 7 July.

But she decided to have a natural birth – with no painkillers.

‘It wasn’t such a pleasant experience,’ she reveals. ‘We went through 14 hours with contractions every two minutes, no epidural, no nothing.

‘Every two minutes I would pass out. I went to the hospital on Saturday, and Levi was born on Monday.’

But Camila, 25, says she was lucky to have Matthew, 38, by her side.

‘He’s a man – he’s my man – and we’re a family,’ she tells

‘He’s the best dad he can be, 100 per cent hands-on.’

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