Why Amber Rose Changed Her Birth Plan

wiz khalifa and amber roseAmber Rose wanted to have a home birth even before she became pregnant last year. She watched The Business of Being Born and knew that the experiences she saw on the documentary were ones she wanted to recreate when she had a child of her own. After becoming pregnant, she got her fiancé Wiz Khalifa on board, hired a doula, got a birthing pool, and had everything ready to welcome her son Sebastian into the world in the privacy of her own home.

However, her plans took a turn when at 8-months pregnant when she found out that Sebastian was breech. Unfortunately, all outside interventions — homeopathic and medical — failed and she had to schedule a c-section. She said on The Ricki Lake Show, “At that point, after I tried everything, I was like, ‘I just want my baby, if I have to have a c-section, fine.’ But I told Wiz, ‘If we go to the hospital and my baby turns around, I’m going back home!’”

She went on to admit that it wasn’t the birth that they wanted, but they focused on preparing for the c-section just as they had prepared for the home birth. Khalifa offered her support through the scary process, staying by her side the whole time. The couple welcomed baby boy Sebastian successfully and feel happy with their decision, despite it being different from their original plan. They are already planning a home birth with their future children.

I understand her disappointment at not getting the birth she wanted, but respect her choice to do what she felt was best for her baby. I have some strong feelings on c-sections after my own births. With my first son I was a young, first time mom seeing a doctor who had his own practice. I was naive enough to listen to him when he started telling me at just six months pregnant that I might need a c-section. I vividly remember the day he scheduled my induction and rode down with me in the elevator. He said, “I am not here to be a hero, if I think you need a c-section you need to listen.”

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when after just six hours of labor he said I wasn’t progressing and needed a c-section. How convenient that it also happened to be six at night and he did not have a partner to take over my labor. That decision affected all of my births after my son, and while I was able to have a vaginal birth for my second, I had to have a c-section for my third because the hospital I delivered at refused to handle a VBAC and the next nearest hospital was three hours away. I hope Amber Rose finds supportive healthcare professionals and is able to have the births she wants in the future.

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Why Amber Rose Changed Her Birth Plan

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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8 comments

  1. LIZ says:

    i was induced because it was better for babys health

  2. Amanda says:

    I ended up being induced at 38 wks and 6 days. She wasnt gaining well because my blood pressure was elevated. They got me on the cervadil at about 9am and she was born at 10:45pm. Not bad, but the contraction were hell a few hrs before she came. I literally told my husband that I was going to loose my mind since none of the pain meds worked.

  3. nichole says:

    i was induced with my daughter, not something i wanted, but medically it was nessicary to do that,or wait a fwe and risk her life and make my induction a c section. with my son, i hope i can have as natural a birth as possible… i give amber rose a lot of props for being able to go with the need to change her birth plan. some women just can handel that.

  4. Bree says:

    C Sections terrify me for some reason. I’m leaning towards a water birth.

  5. I was so lucky with my first 2 being so young my labors were so short and there were no complications. I am really hoping this third and last one will go the same. Short. Sweet. And there’s my baby 😛

  6. Angel says:

    Giving birth is a hard enough process but as long as you have the right support and the right mindset, having a homebirth sounds like a good idea but you have to be prepared for what could possibly go wrong.

  7. MAMASEXXY says:

    I’M NOT SURE I WHAT A HOME BIRTH, BUT IT’S A GOOD IDEA FOR SOMEONE NOT ME.

  8. less than 7 weeks n I’ll see.

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