Actress Rachel Bloom is best known for her role in the classic television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. And now, the ultra-talented performer is adding author to her resume after publishing her newest book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are.
However, while her book has already been hailed as “a brutally honest, laugh out loud funny and wonderfully visceral anthology of essays and assorted pieces,” people are talking about a video Rachel Bloom shared on Instagram following birth.
Rachel Bloom Opens Up About Her Decision to Give Birth While the Song Space Jam Was Playing
In September 2019, Bloom revealed that she was pregnant with her first child. She later revealed on April 1, 2020, that her baby girl had made her way into the world.
And as the Instagram video revealed, Bloom chose to give birth to a rather unlikely, but very popular song. Who here remembers the movie and the song, Space Jam?
“#tbt to welcoming my baby to the space jam,” Bloom captioned the video which showed her jamming out to the song Space Jam while simultaneously giving birth to her baby girl. “You are AMAZING,” several commenters wrote under the video.
Several months later, while promoting her book as a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Bloom talked a little bit more about that video and her birthing experience. “I was making a labor playlist, and I was like, ‘What’s going to make me happy? And what’s going to make my vagina muscles wanna push a baby out?’,” she said. “There was only one answer.”
And the answer was, as we already know, Space Jam. And we can’t say we blame her, the song is a bop.
Bloom also made it clear that the only reason she was able to rock out while giving birth was thanks to the epidural she elected to receive prior to giving birth. In fact, the epidural took so well that she dilated to the full 10cm while taking a nap.
The author offered some sage advice to other partners out there who will be in the room during childbirth as well. “Don’t react to how big the epidural needle is.” This was something Bloom’s husband made sure not to do, even if he is rather squeamish.
Since becoming a mother in March, Rachel Bloom has used her social media to shed light on the ups and downs of postpartum life. How sweet is this little family of three?
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