Beyonce DID Give Birth Naturally! Woo-Hoo, Baby Blue!

Beyonce had a natural childbirth on Saturday, January 7th, 2012. This is fantastic news. I’m so happy for her and Jay Z and baby Blue Ivy Carter!

Four months ago I did a Mama Natural Show called Beyonce’s natural childbirth. And obviously she was listening!

Just kidding.

But it’s true that Beyonce Knowles has an amazing platform, and could literally inspire tens of millions of mamas to shoot for a natural childbirth.

That’s why I was so disappointed when I read the initial news that she had a scheduled c-section. It just seemed like the typical celebrity story. I was hoping she’d at least try. Here’s a healthy, strong, young women; if she can’t do it, who can? I was bummed.

Well, those news reports were WRONG.

As Beyonce said on her website today:

Blue Ivy’s birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.

She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.

Also, on her website Jay Z posted a song he just created called Glory. Mike and I literally teared up as we listened to it. First, you can hear Blue’s cry in it, and secondly, he talks about some troubles that they had with sustaining a pregnancy… giving even more hope to mamas.

Congratulations to natural mama Beyonce and natural papa Jay Z!

About Genevieve

After battling weight, digestive, and immune system issues for years, I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional life. Through a long road of detox, I discovered the healing power of natural living. This transformation spread into every area of my life - physical, emotional & spiritual. Now I'm on a mission to help other mamas live happier, healthier lives.

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  2. pris June 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Why would someone sign up for all that pain lol. I find that hilarious, that someone would relate and only think about childbirth as pain. Childbirth imo is not a sickness or a disease and should not take place in a hospital with all other sick people. Childbirth is painful but the pain in itself doesn’t and hasn’t killed a woman. Now with all that said, yes there are times when a woman can not give birth vaginally for medical reason. For that reason yes a c section should be elective. I’m by no means a natural green everything mother earth loving woman. I’m a woman who loves fancy shoes and fashion but elected to have a natural birth because I EDUCATED myself on the hosiptal practices. C section rates are alarming high, not due to medical problems but because the hospital/DR’s have you on a schedule and expect you to have the baby when they thinks its time not your own body. All woman unless they have medical issues can give birth vaginally. Educate yourself on potocin and epidural interactions. You think you are making the decision but its really the Drs. I wanted full control of my body. Dr’s don’t deliver babies woman do

  3. Countess February 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    No mother should have to justify their birth choices to anyone. Especially sanctimommy NCBers. Real women say congrats on the baby and leave it at that.

  4. grace February 6, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Hi I deliver 2 of my daughter through c section, it is possible to deliver Vaginally after 2 operation. Please Help

    • Genevieve February 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Grace,

      I would talk to your doctor or midwife.

      God bless you!

  5. Cat February 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I am a multiple c-section mom who is pregnant again. This will be my third c-section, unless she decides to come early. My first child was born vaginally, but I was induced because he had several heart conditions that needed a very specialized surgeon present shortly after birth. It wonderful that moms can have natural births or even vaginal ones, but until you’ve walked in my shoes, I wish you would stop making moms like me seem weak, stupid, or like bad moms because we couldn’t have a vaginal or natural birth. I’m a diabetic and my second child was over 11 pounds and breech. My third was over 12. This baby is supposed to be between 10-13 pounds. I had difficultly delivering my first who was nearly 9 pounds. Due to how close I came to an emergency c-section with him, it was deemed medically necessary for all my c-sections.
    I am not sorry for the choices I made with my deliveries. I’m alive and my kids are alive because of those choices. I am just tired of moms running me and other moms down for having c-sections or using meds in labor. Currently, we are a co-sleeping, baby wearing, cloth-diapering, whole foods eating, natural family and the people who are part of the same type circle judge because of my choices. Is that fair? Not everyone can have a vaginal, natural delivery.

    • Kathy February 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Cat, you need to do a few things to come to terms with your obviously medically neccessary C Sections.. First, you need to re-read all of the posts on this thread that state there is NOTHING WRONG with a medically neccessary cesarean.. In your case they were neccessary. Second, you need to look at why you ignored those posts and posted what you did, as if you have to justify them to yourself. I think you have some unresolved issues surrounding your sections.. Perhaps you are dreading the next one.. It is normal to be afraid when facing surgery.. combine that with a third child.. well, I would be scared, too.. You are obviously a great Mom and are handling things very well. Hang in there and good luck with your new baby!!

      • Kathy February 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        WOW I miscounted… this is your 4th!!!! Sorry!! Good Luck!
        Kathy

      • nicole February 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

        cat
        kathy is so right! i would be the first to sign up for a section if my baby or i would die or be harmed. we are human, and humans are smart enough to figure out things like sections so that more women and babies live through these types of things-than say whenever it was the c section was invented. in my experience, i know almost no one who has chosen a drug free vag delivery. my family thinks its stupid to sign up for all that pain. after all i take tylenol for a h/a and antibiotics if needed so why wouldn’t i get an epidural?? we are all different and have to make the right choices for ourselves and babies. maybe thats why i enjoy this site so much-its nice to connect with others who have had natural births also. i have felt run down for sure and thats why i love mama natural’s vid sh*t natural mamas say

  6. nicole February 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    why is it ok for the liberal thinker to come on this site and be rude and spout ignorant information. dont let a natural conservative thinker critisize a lefty. is it not a free country for 5 more minutes so we can come here as ppl with common intrests and shoot the sh*t with each other?? we cant talk about a famous public person such as beyonce? beyonce wants ppl to talk about her and be interested in her life TO MAKE MORE $. which is fine. And we are doing it…willingly! if you dont want to enjoy the topics of faith diapering breastfeeding cosleeping baby wearing-should-i-eat-the placenta(!) people then got to the websites that make you happy! when my 3 babies are in bed i want to have a nice relaxing jaunt on this site NOT LISTEN TO CRITISISM FOR WANTING TO BE A HEALTHY NATURAL MAMA!!

    • Kathy February 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Now who is name calling?? Not a single person up until now has been this offensive… I do love how you make liberals out as rude and spouting ignorant information while you the glorious condservative are oh such the perfect natural Mommy… Well, dear.. I hate to burst your conservative bubble.. but I am one of those Lefties you so effectively spit on in your post..

      • nicole February 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

        i am far from perfect but i am sorry that you are a liberal, because that may be your only downfall. i should not have mentioned politics here-i apologize. your posts were so well-spoken. i simply do not understand how people get so riled up over chats! its only words and we are all entitled to them. my point only is that when i have put in a full day, and come on web to relax, why are people judging us for talking about a celebrity when celebrities want people to talk about them? that’s how they are rich and famous!

  7. Vera February 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    It’s NONE of anyone’s business! what a bunch of nit picking hens you all are. as long as mama & baby are healthy & well, that should be all that matters. besides, her so-called “natural birth” just meant that she delivered vaginally. she was still given the epidural.
    Word or two of advice; I came on here because I thought, how awesome, another mama into eating well bla.bla,bla… & now I’m thinking instead of debating how other women are having THEIR babies, y’all should probably stick to getting back to yours.

    • Kathy February 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Vera,
      When someone’s birth choices effect my healthcare costs, it becomes my business.. When a Mom chooses to schedule a cesarean because she just can’t deal with all that labor stuff (yes, I have actually heard those words as a reason) and her baby goes to the NICU because of respiratory problems from not having the benefits of coming down the birth canal and she ends up with a post op infection thus making her bill quadruple what it should have been, it effects healthcare costs.
      And I cannot tell you what horrible things have been done to women against their wishes in the name of all that is important is healthy baby and Mom…

    • Isla February 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Vera,
      There is really no debate about how other women should have their babies in these posts. This discussion has been more along the line of choices and their benefits or disadvantages, and potential impact on healthcare….it was not until your post that any name-calling was brought into the discussion.
      And, when a woman “announces” her pregnancy during an televised entertainment event, as Beyonce did at the VMA’s, then yeah, it can become public discussion.
      My post shared my experience because, for those who are not aware, we sometimes do not question conventional methods, which C-sections seem to have become. But, it is sites such as this that aspire to share knowledge that doctors may not. (I later learned that my doctor was known to opt for c-sections because she would be paid more !! ) Women need to be empowered with knowledge on how medical procedures affect them, and some of the unseen influences that affect their doctor’s motives.

  8. Isla February 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    The labor of my first child was way long, something like 48 hours…. My doctor was getting impatient and scheduled a c-section. Something prompted me to refuse, i think it was all the drugs they were injecting in me, on the operating table….(as the doctor complained she couldn’t believe she was missing lunch over this). Baby girl was delivered normally a few hours later…. Then, there was some unusual hemoragging. New doctor informed me that it was a good thing that a c-section was not performed or a hysterectomy would have been necessary, at best……but could have been way worse consequences….
    Delivered healthy baby boy 13 months later. :)
    BTW, Blessings to Baby Blue, but that bump did not seem real….

  9. tara January 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I find it disturbing that her birth was critiqued and ridiculed by so many die-hard natural childbirth advocates, like women are required to measure up to arbitrary standards set by the those who take their advocacy to the point of zealotry. I’m not necessarily referring to this video but I did read some pretty vicious c/section bashing from the NCB crowd. The facts is, no mother should have to justify their birth choices to anyone, and if she did end up choosing a c/s, then we have to accept that it is her body, her baby, and her choice. I’m glad she chose the birth that SHE wanted, natural or otherwise, and I’m glad for every mother that is empowered enough to choose her ideal birth.

    • Genevieve January 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks for sharing. I agree that it is the new life that is most important!

    • Kathy January 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Hmmm OK I will agree that no woman has to justify their birth choice when she pays for her un-necessary planned cesarean out of her own pocket so my healthcare costs do not go up as a result of the “too posh to push” nonsense…

      • tara February 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

        Are you aware that some elective c/s are planned because of medical reasons? Many conditions are caught before the crash section is necessary. Should those women be forced to pay out of pocket as well? I understand that some homebirths are covered under insurance, should they be required to pay out of pocket? Even though Beyonce did not have a c/s, if she did, I’m fairly sure she can afford it and your insurance premiums would not be affected. Just another thought, if someone has unhealthy habits and requires a bypass surgery, would you also like them to pay out of pocket?

        • Kathy February 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          Tara,
          Are you aware of what the term elective means?? If there is a medical reason, then it would be indicated.. I have seen many indicated sections.. I have also seen many elective sections.. I was referring to elective sections..

          • tara February 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

            Kathy, there are medical reasons why a c/s can be “elective” For instance, if a baby is breech a c/s the OB and parents will elect to have a c/s. If a woman decides not to try for a VBAC, she will elect to have a c/s. And really, I find it rather offensive that anyone would question a mother’s reasons to birth in the way she chooses to be safest for herself and her baby. Every one should have that right.

  10. MURDERINCISH January 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

    She cd have done others but not epidural for it to be termed natural.

  11. cookeygam January 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    for some people having c-section is not an option but a matter of life and death or having a healthy baby. so i don’t see what the discrimination with c-section is. and by the way recovery is not easy so it is not an easier option.

    • Genevieve January 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Agreed. The most important thing is mama and baby are ALIVE at the end of the day. C-sections are medically necessary in 10% of all births. I would hope most moms would at least try for vaginally delivery versus choosing an elective c-section since it’s major surgery, can be hard on mom/baby and uses up a lot more resources.

  12. Rachel January 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Edith, there’s nothing wrong with having a cesarean, especially if it’s medically indicated. However the thought was that she had scheduled a cesarean for convenience. Like other celebrities who have done this, it publicly downplays the risks connected to having major abdominal surgery as well as those to the baby and future pregnancies, and also minimizes the benefits of a vaginal birth for the baby (and the mother).

    I am curious if her natural birth was just a vaginal birth, that would be my guess based on the description, or an unmedicated birth. For those who get epidurals a natural birth often means vaginal. For those who don’t get medication it often means vaginal and unmedicated.

    • anonymous January 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

      But the c-section risks are offset by the reduction in other risks associated with vaginal birth (at least some forms of pelvic floor damage, tearing, prolapse, damage to sphincter or bladder, etc.). And c-sections create risk for those trying to have more than 2 children…otherwise, it’s equivalent to vaginal birth. Why is her decision–or anyone else’s–any of our business?

      • Kathy January 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        The risks of a scheduled c section FAR outweigh any risks associated with a normal vaginal delivery.. A Cesarean is MAJOR abdominal surgery and carries all those risks which a vaginal delivery does not plus it carries more risks to the baby that vaginal birth does not. To say the risks balance out is patently wrong..

      • Kathy January 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        It has been proven, by the way, that pregnancy and vaginal delivery do NOT cause pelvic floor damage (the Nun Study). Bladder damage is FAR more likely to happen during a cesarean not to mention al the damage later on from adhesions and scar tissue.. Having 2 or 3 surgical deliveries to avoid the remote possibility of having one later on in life is ludicrous.. and believe me, I have seen enough lacerated bladders, bladders adhered to the uterus, hemorrhages and post op infections to know vaginal delivery is far far safer than cesarean..

  13. Danielle January 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with having a necessary c-section. There is something wrong with scheduling one as a preference. Scheduled C-sections waste health care resources, can be dangerous to mom and baby, and make post birth bonding and breastfeeding more difficult.

  14. Edith January 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Is somenthing wrong with having a c-section?

    • Genevieve January 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Absolutely not. C-sections are medically necessary in 10% of all births.

  15. Danielle January 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    What does she mean by “natural”? This term always requires defining. It could mean vaginally. But for me it means without unnecessary intervention or drugs. There is also an aspect of location. The most natural birth, for me, is home birth. I hate when people use this term without indicating what it means to them.

    • Julia January 13, 2012 at 3:25 am

      Couldn’t agree more with you, Danielle! Even though it’s a pity that Natural Birth needs to be at home, when in theory it could happen everywhere (hospital, birth centre, etc.) as long as good professionals are patient enough to keep their hands off as long as no intervention is needed.

      Anyway, I could imagine we’re talking about “natural” (haha) childbirth, when this implies epidural, pictocin, episiotomy, etc.

      And again: Nothing wrong with any of it (and neither with C-sections) at all, as long as it’s medically required (which actually is … uhm… in a 10% of the cases)…

  16. Terra January 10, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Good for Beyonce but did you hear how she pretty much shut down the maternity ward for her “private” birth? She ruined all the normal mommies birth experiences who just happened to go into labor with her. I think that’s pretty crummy!

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