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Meghan Trainor Reveals How ‘Terrifying’ Newborn Son’s Birth Was After C Section, He Had Breathing Issues

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Meghan Trainor opens up about C section complications: American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor has opened up about the time when her baby boy Riley was born via cesarean section in February this year and how it wasn’t a happy moment at all for the new parents. She revealed that the birth was “terrifying” since her newborn suffered from breathing issues immediately after delivery.

In an interview with Today on Wednesday, Trainor said her now 3-month old son Riley was breech and had “breathing issues” and reveals that the doctors “took him away” shortly after he was born. He was then intubated after his birth. The All About That Bass singer and husband Daryl Sabara welcomed their son back in February.

Meghan Trainor opens up about C section complications:

She says her son didn’t make noise when he came out. The doctors then told her that he was having breathing issues. The 27-year-old mother said, “It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” adding that her son didn’t make noise when he came out.

“I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?'” so the doctors then told Trainor that he was having breathing issues. “It was terrifying,” the first-time mom recalled. Riley was immediately then rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit and had to have a feeding tube. “I got to see him for one second before they took him away. That was probably the worst part.”

She also shared that she took precautions during pregnancy to preserve her mental health, taking a safe and low dose antidepressant during pregnancy under the monitoring of her doctors. “I haven’t had any postpartum depression or anything. I think the medicine definitely helped,” she explained, also mentioning that therapy, support from friends and family, and working out has also helped her keep her mental health in check.

The pop singer added, “But we’re so lucky we got to bring him home after five days.” In April, the Me Too singer had posted a video to TikTok, documenting then 2-month-old Riley’s early days. She recently took to Instagram to share a video featuring the infant in the neonatal intensive care unit with Trainor watching him on FaceTime. The video chronicles the time from his hospital days to a now happy and healthy Riley.

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