Grammy-winning “All About That Bass” singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor gave birth to her first son Riley back in February with hubby Daryl Sabara, but only now is she revealing the scary details behind the difficult birth.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” Trainor explained in an interview with Today.
“He didn’t make noise when he came out,” she added. “I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?’ Then they told me he was having breathing issues. It was terrifying.”
Riley was a breech birth (where the head of the baby doesn’t turn downward toward the birthing canal) and had to be delivered by C-section. About 1 out of 25 full-term births are breech. On Instagram, after Riley was born, Meghan posted a video of her son hooked up to tubes in the neonatal intensive care unit. She says he stayed there for about five days.
“I got to see him for one second before they took him away. That was probably the worst part,” Meghan admitted.
“It was definitely a rough start,” she continued. “But we’re so lucky we got to bring him home after five days.”
Meghan’s pregnancy wasn’t the easiest. On top of Riley being breech, Meghan revealed that she also contracted gestational diabetes which is caused when the body fails to produce enough insulin during pregnancy. She also stayed on a low dose of her antidepressant throughout her pregnancy due to her battle with anxiety and depression.
“I made sure it was safe and talked to my doctors,” the “Me Too” singer says in the interview. “They told me, ‘If you’re happy, then your body will be happy and then your baby will happy.’ I haven’t had any postpartum depression or anything. I think the medicine definitely helped.”
With the help of therapy, working out, and her “amazing” family, Meghan says she’s been able to keep her mental health in check.
Now Riley is three months old and, according to his proud mama, he’s perfectly healthy and happy. “I’m biased, but he’s the smiliest, happiest baby,” she gushed.
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