Meghan Trainor gained worldwide fame when she burst onto the music scene in 2014 with her hit single “All About the Bass,” which helped her win a Grammy for Best New Artist. Since then, she has had several popular songs, including “Dear Future Husband,” “Lips Are Movin” and “No” (per Biography). And earlier this year, she added a new role to her resume: Mom.
Trainor and her husband, actor Daryl Sabara, welcomed son Riley on February 8 (per People). The couple announced the pregnancy on “Today” in October 2020, and as Trainor got closer to her due date, she was candid about her fear of giving birth — especially during a pandemic.
“I’m scared of birth, of, like, not being able to have my mom in the room,” she revealed. “Because they can barely let your husband in the room, then I’m like, ‘But I need my Mama!’ I just need my head rubs, how do I do this? But, I can do it.”
The 27 year-old went on to deliver her son via cesarean section with her husband by her side. “This sweet baby boy’s due date was today on Valentine’s Day. We got to meet him on Monday, Feb. 8th!” Trainor posted on Instagram. “We are SO IN LOVE. Thank you @darylsabara for the best Valentine’s gift ever! Welcome to the world Riley!”
But now Trainor is revealing the scary details of her son’s birth.
Meghan Trainor's son faced breathing issues at birth
Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara faced every parent’s worst nightmare when their son, Riley, was born in February.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” Trainor told “Today,” according to People. “He didn’t make noise when he came out. I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?’ Then they told me he was having breathing issues. It was terrifying.”
She added that “the worst part” was that she only got to see her son “for one second” before he was taken to the NICU, where he was intubated and had to be placed on a feeding tube. The new mom was only able to see Riley via FaceTime. Luckily, his health improved and he went home with his happy parents after five days in the hospital. Riley is now a thriving and healthy baby.
“We had a rocky start.. but Riley is perfect, happy and healthy,” Trainor wrote on Instagram. “So lucky to be your mama sweet boy.”
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