Nicki Minaj Chronicled Her Birth Experience
During an impromptu Q&A on Twitter, new mom Nicki Minaj gave her followers details about the birth of her son and explained that her experience with breastfeeding is "painful." Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed their son three months ago.
"As soon as I started scooting over to him in the bed I just felt the water start coming out. I was weirdly calm & I quietly said 'omg, I'm about to be in labor,'" Minaj said. She added that her water broke when she had just gotten out of the shower, was "butt naked," and had asked Petty to rub her back.
Minaj also said that Petty freaked out, but she remained calm and relaxed, even laughing at him for what she saw as his overreacting. She added that she had a vaginal birth with an epidural.
"I pushed for 2 1/2 hours. Only b/c 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," she explained.
Post-birth, Minaj said that she was fortunate that her son had "no problem breastfeeding" and that he "latched on in the hospital which was very surprising." However, she did note that for her, breastfeeding has been "very painful."
"Women make this stuff look way too easy. Moms r really superheroes," she tweeted.
She also teased that he'd be sharing more on her six-episode documentary series, which will be airing on HBO Max.