Celebrity supermom Nicki Minaj has let us in on some details about her pregnancy and what it’s like being a new mom.
During a Twitter Q&A, Barbie dished on what it was like before and after giving birth, breastfeeding, and her support system. She thanked some of her fellow artists for their support, like Ariana Grande who “sent [Nicki’s son] some gorgeous gifts” and Ciara, who Nik says has been “sooo helpful” in terms of sharing advice.
When Her Water Broke: ”[I was naked and] as soon as I started scooting over to [Zoo] in the bed I just felt the water start coming out... I was weirdly calm & I quietly said 'Oh my God, I’m about to be in labor' He was very scared & I was laughing at him."
Giving Birth: “[It was a ] natural vaginal birth with an epidural. I pushed for two and a half hours. Only because first the epidural didn’t wear off enough for me to feel myself pushing. Once I was able to feel the pain I pushed him on out.I was actually in labor all night but all they did was let me sleep until I dilated far enough to push. The epidural didn’t hurt either. They numbed me up real good. So I took my ass right to sleep…
Breastfeeding: "He had no problem breastfeeding. He latched on in the hospital which was very surprising to me. I was afraid maybe he wouldn’t...But breastfeeding is very painful. Pumping is too. Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms are really superheroes."