Ciara says giving birth in a mask was ‘crazy’

As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise in the world, so is the pressure for expectant mothers to wear masks during labour and even delivery. One celebrity who had to face this harsh reality is Ciara, who detailed her labour as ‘crazy’.

The 35-year-old singer welcomed her son Win into the world back in July, and has said she had to wear a face mask whilst in labour because her obstetrician wasn’t “playing any games” when it came to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to Self magazine, she said: “My obstetrician, who’s delivered all my babies, was not playing any games about this COVID. I literally made my first push with Win and then he was like, ‘She needs a mask on. Get a mask on.’ It happened so fast, so I still had my mask [down].

“But he was like, ‘Oh, no, no. She gonna put that mask on.’ My mask was pretty good. I could still breathe alright through it, so that was good. But it was like, ‘Wow. This is crazy. I’m having to deliver a baby with a mask. What in the world?’”

Ciara – who has Win, as well as three-year-old daughter Sienna with her husband Russell Wilson, and has six-year-old son Future Zahir with her ex-partner Future – isn’t the only star to have given birth whilst wearing a mask.

Ciara and Russell Wilson joyously welcome baby son Win home from hospital |  Daily Mail Online

Last month, Sophie Turner slammed those who refuse to wear face coverings by opening up on her own experience with wearing a mask.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star – who welcomed a daughter named Willa with her husband Joe Jonas over the summer – said on social media at the time: “If I can wear a mask while I give birth, you can wear a mask at Walmart. And that’s the tea.”

Meanwhile, Ciara recently revealed she’s managed to shed an impressive 28 pounds since welcoming her son five months ago.

She captioned a selfie of her new pink hairdo on Instagram: “Super Proud of where I am starting off 2021! Down 28 pounds thanks to @WW!! This journey has been easy, stress free and fun! Especially juggling mommy life, work life, exercise, etc! The WW app has been a game changer! 20 more lbs to go!

“IT WORKS, join me!! ww.com/ciara.

“Let’s go after all we want this year!

“#WhyNotUs #WWAmbassador #DubDubClub #myWWplus (sic)”

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