Just months after the birth of her new son, Riley, Meghan Trainor has opened up for the first time regarding the "terrifying" health complications that occurred during her delivery.
During her appearance on the TODAY show on Wednesday, June 2, the 27-year-old singer revealed that her son Riley, now three months old, was breech and born via C-section, and that he had "breathing issues" after he was delivered.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” the “All About That Bass” singer shared. “He didn’t make noise when he came out. I was like, 'Why isn’t he crying?'”
Doctors told the first-time mom that Riley was having breathing issues, which she called "terrifying." The newborn was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit where he was connected to a feeding tube.
“I got to see him for one second before they took him away,” she shared. “That was probably the worst part.”
Trainor, who shares her new baby boy with husband Daryl Sabara, turned the conversation around when she concluded the story with a happy ending, saying, “We’re so lucky we got to bring him home after five days.”
The “Dear Future Husband” singer posted a TikTok that captured the hardship the family-of-three endured during Riley’s birth, although it ended with sweet moments shared with their newborn.
Trainor also posted an Instagram with the caption, “We had a rocky start..but Riley is perfect, happy, and healthy. So lucky to be your mama sweet boy.”
During the interview, Trainor also explained she took precautions during her pregnancy. She particularly focused on her mental health, sharing that she took a safe, low-dose antidepressant.
“They told me, ‘If you’re happy, then your body will be happy and your baby will be happy,’” Trainor told TODAY. She also explained her other methods of staying healthy and happy during pregnancy, including going to therapy, seeing friends and family and working out.