Photo may have been deleted

Screenshot

Nick Cannon and Bre Tiesi's newborn son, Legendary, needed respiratory support after he was delivered by a midwife during a natural home birth this week.

The baby boy is Bre's first child and Nick's 8th by five women.

After announcing his birth on Instagram, Bre, 31, revealed that the home birth was documented in a new vlog on YouTube on Monday.

Bre explained in the caption that "baby had a long crown caused by a nuchal hand (hand up by ear), so he needed a little respiratory support" from her midwife.

"I noticed he wasn't crying," she wrote.

Bre is seen nervously cradling the newborn before a piercing cry escapes from his lungs. "Finally baby cried," she said. "Best sound I ever heard."

"This was the most limit pushing/painful moment yet completely empowering and beautiful," Bre wrote at the conclusion of the vlog. "The intensity of birth takes over your whole body. I swear I was pushing so hard, screaming and crying I started to break, I started doubting I could do it. I kept saying, 'Why won't he come? Get him out.'"

"At a certain point, I had left my body," she adds. "I didn't remember a lot of my birth until my team sat with me to process my birth, which I felt was sooo healing and helpful," she continued. "I can't thank them enough and my amazing partner who showed the f* up for us. We love you so much."

A worn out Nick is seen by her side. He looks like he hasn't slept in days. In one photo, Nick cut Legendary's umbilical cord.

Bre captioned the photo gallery:

"I did it. An all natural unmedicated home birth. This was the most humbling / limit pushing yet awakening and completely empowering experience. I can't thank my team enough for delivering my son safely. This experience has changed me forever and I couldn't of asked for a more amazing and supportive partner. Daddy showed the f up for us.. I couldn't of done it without you. I can't believe he's here."

Watch the video below.
 

ShotbyNYP / BACKGRID

Bre Tiesi gave birth to Nick Cannon's 8th child, a boy, Eurweb.com reported. Bre announced the natural home birth in a series of photos on her Instagram page on Monday.

One photo shows the exhausted 31-year-old model holding her newborn son while Nick cut his umbilical cord.

She captioned the photo gallery:

"I did it. An all natural unmedicated home birth. This was the most humbling / limit pushing yet awakening and completely empowering experience. I can't thank my team enough for delivering my son safely. This experience has changed me forever and I couldn't of asked for a more amazing and supportive partner. Daddy showed the f up for us.. I couldn't of done it without you. I can't believe he's here."

Bre also documented the childbirth process in a YouTube video.

She wrote:

"I have documented my pregnancy, natural induction, labor, delivery as well as more information and resources for doulas midwife's and hypno birthing. It's Real RAW and I hope It helps anyone considering an unmedicated home birth."

The baby is Bre's first. Nick confirmed he is expecting three more babies in 2022.

Bre married former NFL star Johnny Manziel in 2018 but they separated in 2019.

Watch the video below.
 

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images

Jeannie Mai is a new mom. 'The Real' co-host welcomed her first child with husband Jay Jenkins, aka Jeezy.

Jeannie, 42, announced the birth on Instagram on Tuesday, January 11, alongside a photo of her newborn's blanket. "I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family," she wrote.

"Baby Jenkins is here."

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Jeannie began trying to have a baby immediately after marrying rapper Jeezy, 44, a father of four.
 
RELATED: Jeannie Mai Jenkins: 'I'm so proud to finally be Mrs. Jenkins'
 
They tied the knot at an intimate backyard wedding in March 2021 in Georgia.

After suffering a miscarriage, Jeannie told Women's Health magazine that she considered in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but ended up conceiving naturally.

Gotham/WireImage

"It was the most beautiful sign that anything's possible, that you're not in control and God has a plan. Being a mom is hands down the hardest role in the entire world. Now that we're bringing another Jenkins into the picture, I have no idea what to expect."

WENN.com

Jeannie married high school sweetheart Freddy Harteis in 2007. They divorce in 2017 after she refused to give him a child.

In October 2018, Harteis and his girlfriend Linsey Toole welcomed a daughter named Emersyn Rose.

Photo may have been deleted

Instagram/@thisiscandacerenee

Candace Rice wasn't expecting a surprise Christmas gift when she went into preterm labor and delivered her son at just 24 weeks.

The "Floribama Shore" star announced her pregnancy on Instagram after going into preterm labor. She posted a maternity photo shoot on Instagram from her hospital bed.

"I didn't want to post these yet," she wrote, "but unfortunately yesterday I went into pre term labor at 24 weeks."

"Dr. Tosha Muse in addition to all the wonderful doctors & nurses have been doing all they can to keep baby Maxwell Michael Hardy inside the womb as long as possible. It's wayyyy too early for him to enter."

 

Maxwell came into the world at 2:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. Candace posted a photo of a nurse gently squeezing air into Maxwell's fragile lungs with an Ambu bag.

Candace captioned the image:

"Maxwell Michael Hardy arrived at 2:30am. We have a Christmas baby and another Capricorn! He's so strong! Currently in Nicu and hopefully I can take him home in a few months. I'm asking for prayers now, more than ever for my little man. He's so small, but so aware."

The baby's father is Rice's boyfriend, DJ Skar, whose real name is Denzel Hardy.

The proud parents expect to take their baby home in a few months.

"Please keep the development of baby Maxwell in your family prayers today as you gather with family & friends. #ChristmasBabyBaby," Candace wrote.
 

Rich Polk/Getty Images

A recent study shows Black women are at higher risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes than white or Asian women.

Black women are more at risk for gestational diabetes, hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders, and they are three times as likely to die during pregnancy than their white counterparts.

Black women are sharing their stories of perfectly healthy pregnancies experiencing traumatic births and, in the worst cases, ending tragically with death of the parent or the baby.

Actress and advocate Tatyana Ali, shared her own deeply traumatic and life-threatening birth at the BlogHer Health 2021 event in January.

She closed out BlogHer Health 2021 in conversation with Sugaberry Founder Thai Randolph about the birth inequality crisis.

"I lived a very privileged life," Ali said, citing her background as a Harvard-educated former child actor. "The birth of my son and my pregnancy was really my first interaction with a type of racism that could kill me and affect the health of my child."

The 42-year-old actress said her privilege didn't protect her from the systemic racism in the medical community.

She detailed the traumatic moments from her first birthing story — experiences of being ignored, coerced and traumatized at such a vulnerable moment that resulted in an emergency C-section and her newborn spending the first few days of his life in the NICU.

"When we left the hospital it felt like we were running," Ali said.

It wasn't until she was really able to connect and talk with people in the reproductive justice space — in her case, a lactation consultant — that she says it fully clicked how valid her feelings of trauma and violation were.

"When we were healing our wounds the best we could, not even knowing our story fit neatly in the statistics, a lactation consultant asked what happened," Ali said. "When I told her, the look on her face let me know that what I was feeling was real — and that something needlessly horrible had happened."

Ali started to connect with other organizations in the reproductive justice space — like Black Mamas Matter — and she said "the paradigm shift started to take place."

"The guilt is something I carried with me for a very long time, until I started to hear similar stories and realized there's something bigger happening," Ali said. "That my story is one piece of it. And it didn’t have to be that way."

Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

For her second pregnancy, Ali said, "I wanted a black midwife who I felt connected to. [Finding her] was not easy to do and there are historical reasons for that and there are corrections for that too."

"At my [male] OBGYN I had a pelvic exam every time, he was always in it," she said. "My midwife asked me 'can I touch you? can I touch your belly?' She always asked. If I didn't need a pelvic exam, she didn’t give me a pelvic exam."

And this second birth? It was exactly the experience she wanted and needed: "My second birth, for both my husband and I, it completely changed, it cleared up the trauma."

To other women who are scared about their pregnancies or processing their own trauma from birth inequality, Ali urges them to feel empowered to take charge of their and to reclaim the joy of giving birth and being a new parent.

"Share your story, share it, share it, do not stop digging. You can have the type of birth that you want, the kind of support that you want. We are often talked about as a needy community, that we have more needs than anyone else. Any mother of any ethnicity knows, we need community, we need support, we need help when things go wrong. Unfortunately our systems are such that some people get those needs met and some don't. Remember that and let that empower you to get what you need."

 

Photo may have been deleted

Photos: Instagram.com

Khloe Kardashian couldn't contain her excitement after her bestie Malika Haqq gave birth to her first child at age 37. The newborn is the latest addition to the Kardashian Klan reality TV empire.

The "Dash Dolls" reality TV personality gave birth to son Ace Flores on Saturday, March 14. The newborn is Haqq's first child. The daddy is her ex-boyfriend, rapper O.T. Genasis, who vows to be a constant presence in his son's life.

Photo by WENN.com

Malika and O.T. announced the happy baby news via Instagram on Monday.

Taking to the comments section on Malika's post, which contained a snap of the new arrival, Khloe wrote: "My beautiful beautiful nephew!!!! Ace, we have been waiting for you."

Photo may have been deleted

Photos: Instagram.com

Khloe's sisters also weighed in, with Kim Kardashian writing, "He's perfect!!!! We can't wait to meet him! Love you so much!!!" and Kourtney Kardashian adding: "Life is beautiful can't wait to smell him... Congrats!!! love you."

Khloe's half sister Kylie Jenner also commented: "Ace!!!!!! I can't wait to meet him!!"

Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, and Ashlee Simpson were among the stars sending well wishes to Malika after she announced the new addition to her family.

Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com

Malika and her twin sister Khadijah are known for being professional friends to Khloe and the Kardashians. Malika made her acting debut at age 19 in an episode of Strong Medicine.

She also had roles in Sky High (2005) and ATL (2006).

Source: WENN.com

Photo may have been deleted

Instagram.com/@Ashleygraham

Ashley Graham shared a personal snap of herself giving birth to her first child, Isaac, in celebration of International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8.

The plus-size model welcomed her son with husband, film director Justin Ervin, back in January. She took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo of herself suffering during childbirth to celebrate "the face of my greatest strength. The greatest pain I've ever known and the greatest accomplishment that I've ever achieved."
 

"On this International Women's Day understand that despite whatever pain or trial we have all experienced as women, we are also strong, powerful and capable of accomplishing greatness. Happy International Women's Day! Let's all celebrate our, and each other's strengths today," she added.

Ashley, 32, was praised by fans for documenting her childbirth journey, speaking about changes to her body and the difficulties of parenting in social media posts.

Photo by Derrick Salters/WENN.com

But the first-time mom caught flack last month after she posted an image that showed her changing Isaac's dirty diaper on the floor of a Staples office store.

She captioned the image:

"Sh-t just got real! First diaper blow up while running errands with no restroom in sight! Thank God I remembered to put the changing mat in the diaper bag!!!

While her followers supported the model, she was heavily criticized by Wendy Williams on her popular daytime talk show. "I don't want to see that," Wendy said, expressing her disgust and disapproval.
 


 

Copyright Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the photograph(s) used in this post. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" of photographs for purposes such as parody, criticism, commentary, news reporting, education, and research.

10'000 Hours / Getty Images

If you hop on the pony immediately after giving birth, you may not be waiting long enough.

One doctor says new moms don't give their bodies enough time to recover before having sex after childbirth.

Wisconsin-based OB-GYN Dr. Sara Swift tells PEOPLE the "general rule" for waiting to have sex after childbirth "is six weeks or until your provider has cleared you."

This should be common sense, but some moms are hopping back in the saddle too quickly after giving birth. As a result, they develop infections that land them back in the hospital and away from their newborns.

Dr. Swift tells PEOPLE of the timeline she would normally recommend, saying that "applies to both cesarean [section] and vaginal [delivery]."

Some couples are eager to get busy after the baby is born, but Dr. Swift says six weeks is necessary to give the body enough time to heal from what she describes as "a big raw wound".

"Mainly because where your placenta was is a big raw spot (think big wound), which can be a great place for an infection. That, combined with a dilated cervix, is a perfect setup for an infection."

No photo

Pierre “Pee” Thomas took to his Instagram Story to show off the latest addition to his large blended family on Thursday. The proud father-of-5 welcomed a baby girl with Instagram model Lira Galore this week. The baby is Pee's 2nd child to be born in less than 2 months.

Read more »

No photo

Pierre “Pee" Thomas is rejoicing the birth of his 2nd baby in less than 2 months. The father-of-5 welcomed a baby girl with Instagram model Lira Galore this week.

In March, Instagram entrepreneur Kaylar Will also gave birth to Pee's baby. He is also father to three minor children by as many women.

Read more »