Teyana Taylor had an incredible birth experience. The 25-year-old singer had an unexpected home birth when her daughter was delivered in her bathroom by fiance and NBA star Iman Shumpert. She recounted the experience on Instagram.
“On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world. She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head…it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later. She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl”
You can hear a 911 recording of the birth here (heads up, the dispatcher is kind of a dick…)
The story is amazing, but what’s even more incredible is Teyana’s post-baby snapback. She posted the following photo on Instagram with the caption;
“Dear Baby Iman.… Thank you for this snap back in 6 days ???????? I love you my darling. Lol #AintNoGymBih #StillGotALongWayToGoButImGettimgThere ??”
Now, we all know the routine of celebrities who give birth then hide from the cameras for several weeks while intensely dieting and exercising, and then emerge slender and chalk it up to something ridiculous like hiking. In that context, we’re loving how transparent Taylor’s snapback photo it.
To be clear most women don’t have a snapback like this. It takes months, and sometimes years to lose baby weight (if that is your aim). And even if the weight is lost, stretch marks, C‑section scars and sagging breasts can remain. But we can still marvel at the incredible regenerative abilities of Teyana’s body!