Like many first-time moms, Shay Mitchell is feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of giving birth, especially after considering the possibility of a C-section.
Mitchell, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Matte Babel, has been chronicling her pregnancy experience on her YouTube channel. In the latest episode of her show, Almost Ready, Mitchell gets candid about her fears of having a C-section because the baby is breech.
In the episode, Mitchell and Babel are preparing to go to the doctor to get the baby turned via an External Cephalic Version (ECV), a procedure where a doctor tries to turn the baby by pressing on the stomach.
“I can’t even talk about this. It’s actually gonna make me upset,” Mitchell told Babel when he asked about the possibility of a C-section. “Even if it doesn’t happen today, I don’t want to have to do that.”
“I know, but they’re gonna spin her today,” Babel responds. “Placenta’s out of the way, you have lots of fluid and the baby’s sitting high. There’s no questions she’s gonna turn today”
On the car on the way to the procedure, Mitchell shares that she’s nervous about the recovery time after a C-section, noting that she’s “gonna go nuts” if she has to be stuck in bed after the surgery.
“I think Beyoncé had a C-section,” Mitchell says. “That’s the only thing that’s making me feel better, to be honest.”
In the end, though, Mitchell’s visit to the doctor proved unnecessary. Her baby girl had flipped all her own so Mitchell will most likely not have to have a C-section.
Stay tuned for more Shay Mitchell pregnancy updates, because she is not afraid of sharing ’em!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.