Season six American Idol winner Jordin Sparks’ newborn son was brought into the world with love on May 2, but the songstress recently shared that giving birth was more complicated than expected because the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck twice.
Sparks was spotted on the red carpet of new film Show Dogs Saturday night, looking fabulous just three days after giving birth.
While speaking with PEOPLE during the premiere, the songstress revealed that she had an all-natural water birth at a birthing center across the street from Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
“I didn’t see it because I was facing the other way,” Sparks said of the umbilical cord being wrapped around her baby’s neck. Her husband, Dana Isaiah, “was just like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’”
“He said it almost looked like a scarf — it was wrapped around his neck and bod,” the singer continued, adding that their midwife was able to cut the cord quickly enough for the newborn to take his first breath.
“Then he was good to go,” she added. “‘[He] took his first breath and then [her husband] handed him to me.”
See the beautiful baby boy below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.