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!
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!