Amber Rose Breaks Her Silence On Difficult Pregnancy & C-Section Birth: “I Was Terrified!”
For Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, who welcomed son Sebastian Thomaz into the world on February 21, the miracle of childbirth bore more labor pains then the couple was prepared for.
After watching Ricki Lake‘s documentary, The Business of Being Born, the couple planned on delivering their son naturally and in the privacy of their own home. “I first saw The Business of Being Born actually before I was even pregnant,” Amber said during a recent appearance on The Ricki Lake Show. “I was like, ‘If I ever get pregnant, that’s how I’m going to do it!’ Then when I got pregnant, I watched it again and then I made Wiz watch it.”
Her rapper beau quickly got on board with the idea. “I thought it was really interesting being that me and Amber had a baby on the way,” Wiz confessed in the video below. “I felt like it was important, but I didn’t think that I was going to be into it as much as I was.”
Amber and Wiz thought they were prepared, buying a birthing pool and finding midwives and a doula. But all of their plans went out the window when the parents-to-be found out the baby was in a breached position. “They tried to turn my baby around by doing really hard pelvic massages. I tried mug wart, acupuncture, and my last result was inversion, which is when you go to the hospital and they manually try to turn your baby,” Amber explained to the host. “They push his head down and push his butt up. It hurt a lot. It was very painful and at that point after I tried everything, I was like I just want my baby. If I have to have a C-Section, fine. I told Wiz, if we go to the hospital and my baby turns around, I’m going back home.”
Despite having to scrap her idea of a natural birth, Amber gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “When I went in, I was terrified, like shaking I was so scared,” she said. “Then, when Wiz came in he just talked to me the whole time and then all of a sudden we heard Sebastian cry and then we both started crying like, ‘Oh my God! Our baby is here.’”
So are the new parents giving up on the idea of having their next child at home? Watch the video below and find out.