Erykah Badu plans to deliver model Slick Wood's baby this fall. The model and stylist, who has over 500,000 Instagram.com followers, is expecting a boy with model Adonis Bosso.

In addition to being a part-time singer, Badu, is also a doula -- an unlicensed birthing coach -- who claims to have delivered 40 babies. “She’s a mommy role model. A mother I look up to, who kills her sh-t and is a boss as- bitch,” Woods said in ELLE magazine’s September issue.

Woods, who is known for her gap-tooth smile and bald head, is the face of Rihanna's Fenty X PUMA. She also modeled for Kanye West's Yeezy lookbook.

The 21-year-old announced her pregnancy on Instagram.com. She said she asked Badu to help deliver her baby. Badu offers her doula services to friends and acquaintances through word of mouth.

“It just kind of happens," Badu told Pitchfork magazine. "I don't plan how many people I work with. I don’t charge anything. It’s for my own learning, and I just enjoy being the welcoming committee."

Badu said she honed her doula skills when a friend went into labor while traveling in Europe.

“I became a doula by default. I had [son] Seven naturally, at home, and a couple of years later I was traveling through Europe, and one of my best friends, Afya, who is the wife of stic.man from dead prez, went into labor,” Badu explained to Pitchfork.

Only licensed midwives can deliver babies in hospitals and in the home. The Grammy-winning singer, who is a mother of three, is not a licensed midwife, but she can help midwives by offering encouragement to the expectant mom during the childbirthing process.

 

Please excuse my fits, I'm saucin' for two #7mos

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  • Tiff J

    Ummm.... I think she should have a professional back up... just in case. But good luck to her. Hope all goes well.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    wishing them the best and I'm sure there will be some backup. i know my azz will be in the hospital with all the equipment and pain reducing meds

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ain't no damn way .. . Chile folks have lost their damn minds out here and to even consider letting a stranger deliver your child when you I'm sure have maternal help is insane. . . Think of your child woman.. . Da fawk is wrong with people ... Ain't no way in thee entire hell... Especially Badu azz

  • Trey

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  • Vegas1989

    Girl, I feel you. What in Sam Hill are these peeps are thinking about? I just don't get it. We are living in end times. I should have my best friend deliver my baby at my house while watching, Day of Our lives next week....Check that Check that...Yeah forget the hospital. I will be eating Fruit Loops while delivering...LOL..Let my butt get back to work..

  • Yoni7

    I wish this child a very safe, healthy and stress-free delivery.

  • Yoni7

    I will be eating Fruit Loops while delivering
    _____________

    LOL THIS must be a thing, because my daughter had TWO BIG BOWLS of cereal while she was in labor. LOL

  • tintin

    I remember when i was talking shit to myself about going all natural no drugs, home birth blah blah. At 7 months i came to my senses

  • Scromes1212

    Lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    She's brave - especially for her first child. I guess it's okay since women haven 't always used hospitals but it wouldn't be me. If she really plans on having a natural birth at home then Erica Badu is a good choice because she's done this before. God help them both if something goes wrong though...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    like WTF ain't no way.... Ever

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    hell me too ... I wanted a water birth... but fawk it.... This is a bit much... Nerp

  • Kayke

    That’s cool, hope she gets her wish and baby has an uncomplicated arrival. I wanted to deliver at home with my current pregnancy as I went natural with my first, but I got put on the high risk list when my babe tried to come at 20 weeks ?. 29 weeks and counting now ? but looks like I’ll be up in they hospital.

  • DETROITTOATL

    This is interesting. Natural is the best way to go if you can.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    If I get pregnant, I want to try to give birth naturally with a midwife.

  • Connie

    she can help midwives by offering encouragement to the expectant mom during the childbirthing process.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Did she ask Badu to deliver her baby, or just help as described here?
    On another note, I don't know why, but I like the word 'doula'

  • Connie

    Good morning Sandra, can we get a post on Tamar getting 'ridiculed' by the pilot on that Delta flight?

  • Ni Ni

    Ikr, clout chasers...i think that's what the young folk call them nowadays.

  • justlooking

    Praying for the best for you and baby. Rest, No stress and surfactant are the keys. EHUGS

  • justlooking

    I saw that, I was shamed for her.

  • Renee26

    She was being a diva.... Flying commercial but didn't want to retrieve her own carryon bag.... She should do better

  • Renee26

    Cute girl...perfect choice for her personality

  • Kanyade

    happy delivery to the expectant mom. OAN: people are mean. *workplace stuff*

  • FukkFolks2018

    By a set of natural circumstances, I couldn't get my planned pain meds with my first delivery. So I had to birth without them. Birthplans Change super quick. And often times without your consent to any of it. Natural is great but understand everyone aint able and be ready with an alternative plan if needed. Godspeed to her

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Old and irrelevant news?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Make sure you fall pregnant before age 35, or a midwife is out of the question.

  • free

    he wasn't playing with her azz...atall.

  • Ni Ni

    Me too. I wonder if they got off the plane afterwards. Towanda doesn't have the comments on for that post either.

  • free

    damn. i was so glad when they stuck that needle in my back! it didn't even take all the pain away; it just took the edge off for me.

  • justlooking

    Girl, I wanted that too. I had my son at 23 weeks.

    God Bless her and Ms. Badu's hands.

  • Kayke

    Thank you so much! ?
    I’m taking it easy.

  • Yardgirl

    Every damn drop of their minds lost!! I took natural classes and in the end there were complications so I am glad I was in hospital and not at some random woman's house. SMDH!!

  • justlooking

    CHILE...only the edge. We need to feel something to push.

    PUSH say wit now. Giggles

  • SummerBaby

    Congrats & good luck to her!

  • justlooking

    Hey SummerTime - Do I miss you? Or you been busy. :)

  • SummerBaby

    Hey!!! ??????? I’m good! Just chillin. I’ve been dropping by the garden every once in a while. How are you?

  • free

    ok, i thought i was gonna be in paradise lol. i was like what the hell???? i wound up having an emergency c-section though so it just shows you how things can go.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I had to birth a whole ass 9 pound baby by myself. To boot I was mad young. I still have anxiety behind that mess. Basically my baby came very fast. Once you have dilated past a certain point it's no meds for you. Traumatized 23 years later

  • Rayne

    She looks like a model. That body is going to pop right back in place.

  • Connie

    I wanted to know what she did to warrant the pilot speaking to her like that. I also have a feeling Towanda low-key gleefully posted that video. You know she and the other sisters can't stand Tamar's diva ways

  • justlooking

    Can't Complain, you know the rest. : ) Good seeing ya. xoxo

  • MissHarlem

    Congrats and safe delivery. Hopefully I can have a doula.

  • free

    oh damn! you went back to the middle ages lol. my child was coming too slow. i was actually glad when they said they were going to do the C. they were sounding all apologetic; i was like LET'S DO IT!

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile wait to those damn labor pains hit her, Erykah & her both gonna be singing "Call Tyrone". With my first child I had a lot of hopes, dreams, wishes & plans too. It seldom works out how you want it to.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Best wishes on a safe delivery. I know all three times I was a wreck. 3rd one was natural and believe me that wasn't planned.

  • Connie

    Girl, when he started out saying "here's how this works"....I knew he was about to get in that azz. Her meek little 'yes' was hilarious.

  • Kayke

    Everyone’s pain threshold is different. I hope her will power sees her through her path chosen. I went through 24+ hours of natural labor my first time and opting for it again.... hopefully much shorter time frame though ? as I haven’t been able to “train” for this one.

  • Carrington

    If she don't look like Rihanna dipped in Willow Smiff...

  • Carrington

    Hell, so are Katie and Jamie Lynn... I've yet to see a post on it anywhere other than the video on Instagram. I'd like to know the back story. Tawanda was trying to make it seem like poor Tamar was admonished by the big bad white guy. HOWEVER, based upon the strategic place the video started and ended coupled with Tamar's history - I'm inclined to believe that she did something to cause that. The pilot doesn't leave his seat to address a passenger unless someone ASKS him to - how the hell would HE know what's going on inside the cabin?

  • Carrington

    She did initially, but everyone started saying that there was more to the story. Basically that everyone knows Tamar for her antics, so she got mad and turned them off because people didn't automatically say, "Poor Tamar! OMG!! Big bad white dude!" because we mostly know Tamar for her work.

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Inquiring minds want to know ?...but you know what they say there is 3 sides to a story.

  • Ni Ni

    Oh & yes we know Tamar!

  • hi-liter

    This is a fly young lady here.......that baby will have some gorgeous model genes from Mom & Dad.

  • stav

    I love her look, and features, very unique!

  • free

    yes, mister gray. or whatever his name was lol. and when he walked off like "i got more important shyt to do than to be f*cking with you" it reminded me of my mom back in the day when i was trying to make her understand MY point lol.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Serious ass white people with hundreds of lives in their hands on a daily basis don’t have time for that ghetto foolishness

  • Coy little wink

    Slick is dope as hell...congrats and best wishes to her ???

  • justlooking

    Soon there will be a feature to block the person standing right in front of you. Meanwhile, I'm thankful for disqus and the feature on my phone. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bcde471736fc28140c5a87d27cd64213d353999b230b4655d22e90f744ccf160.gif

  • justlooking

    I just chuckled

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl!!! I feel you....my 1st and 2nd was natural....not by choice...them boys was in a rush to get out.....hell I barely made it to the hospital bed before my 2nd was halfway out!!! Hopefully I can build myself up to go natural one more time with this last baby....but my 3rd was pain meds...hell I was on cloud 9 and some more shit....lol

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah that thought crossed my mind....and quickly left once I saw a video on water births.....GROSS....aint no way I'm gonna be in some damn baby pool with luke warm to cold water trying to push out no damn baby.....NO MAAM

  • Miss Thang

    lol "fall pregnant"... so old school :)

  • SpiceGirl

    Aye...my niece is studyingtaking a class to be a Doula

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Oh well guess a midwife may be out of the question as I'm 35 now and won't be giving birth before 36.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The sooner the better. Your eggs have reached their expiration date.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Tamar’s antics hurt her credibility every time SMH.

  • GAPeach

    My baby was delivered by a midwife, but in the hospital. My OB was out of town, and he decided to come early.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I hope the child have have GREATER ASPIRATIONS than BECOMING A DAYUM MODEL!

  • hi-liter

    Nothing wrong with becoming an international model who does high fashion photo spreads and represent big fashion houses. I'm not talking about Instagram modeling Flat Tummy Tea, she and her child's father are REAL MODELS.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    21 fabulous on the edge of model superstadorm, babymama. One of these aint like the others. I wish i knew what is so appealing about having kids so young without solid commitment but dont mind me babymom inc, do you

  • gail jones

    I'm dead

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Thar child looks so unfortunate to me. And I am super happy for her success. Get in; Where you fit in.

  • Coco_Butter

    This is all for attention and likes on her gram to attach herself to a celeb

    She knows d@mn well her mom and family are probably telling her to deliver in a hospital like regular people is supposed to ?

  • Jussjess25

    Yup

  • Jussjess25

    Oh God who the fuck cares!! Next..??

  • ALLMINE?

    Weird or just different?..goddam.. tf

  • ALLMINE?

    Im not a female bro

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly ... Think of your child woman... Whew

  • ALLMINE?

    Ok