Like other expecting mothers this year, Ciara also did not have a handbook to follow prior to giving birth to son Win Harrison.
In a virtual appearance on Monday, “The Motherhood Juggle” lifestream series with the USO and Motherhood Maternity, the 35-year-old spoke with Tamron Hall about finding the “silver lining,” in her pregnancy despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think my biggest mission or focal point was to try my best to always find the silver lining through it all, and to find the positive moments,” Ciara shared.
“I think you have to take a step back and think about, the reality is it’s a blessing and a gift to be able to give birth, so if you think about that, that kind of supersedes everything.”
Ciara revealed in January that she and husband Russell Wilson were expecting their second child together.
While recalling her most recent pregnancy, Ciara coined the experience an “unforgettable,” one, despite unknown variables.
“When we were learning about COVID, I was always looking for articles that would talk about infants when they’re born, and there wasn’t a lot of articles about that, so for me, I was like, I’m going to be one of those moms that are in the experimental phase of it all, too, to see what happens,” she said.
“So it’s definitely been a memorable one, an unforgettable experience.”
And now, mother to three young children, Win, 3-year-old daughter, Sienna Princess with Wilson, and 6-year-old son Future Zahir with ex Future, Ciara spoke about the “balancing act” of motherhood.
“It’s a balancing act, and I will say, there’s a saying it takes a village,” Ciara said, also sharing how, if possible and safe during the pandemic, to accept help.
“Whether it’s your mom, whether it’s your sister, if there’s some way I encourage people to also have that person help, if possible,” she added.
And while Ciara did have a nurse to assist with Future when he was younger, she did have trouble letting go.
“I had a nurse helping me with Future when he was younger and I did not let her do anything,” she said. “But help is OK.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.