When it comes to giving birth to a child, everyone has different ideas of what would be the most conducive, effective experience. While some like the traditional way of going to the hospital, others prefer the idea of opting for a birthing center or even welcoming their new bundle of joy in the comfort of their own home.
For singer Jordin Sparks, she decided pretty early on that she wanted to have a natural birth and that a birthing center would be the best option for her.
She chose to give birth in Los Angeles at a birth center. She picked one directly across from Cedars Sinai hospital.
In the event any complications arose, she wanted to be close enough to be quickly escorted over to the hospital.
Sparks went through labor without any drugs and delivered her baby during a water birth in a tub. The baby was caught by her husband, Dana, and Sparks was thankful that a midwife was nearby as the baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck.
Sparks revealed that she never saw the umbilical cord because she was facing the other way but that the midwife was able to get the cord from around the baby’s neck very quickly before anyone started to worry or panic.
Sparks speaks fondly of the moment she held her son for the first time.
She likens it to exactly how it’s depicted in the movies. She says that how emotional people appear is definitely an accurate depiction. The singer describes it as “beyond anything I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Though her pregnancy was a shock, the singer says she’s the most content she’s ever been in her life as a wife to her husband and new mom to baby DJ.
New music will likely be a result in the upcoming months.