Congratulations are in order for Teyana Taylor, who, alongside husband Iman Shumpert, welcomed her second child into the world on Sunday.
The proud papa, 30, announced the birth of his new bundle of joy, a daughter named Rue Rose, Monday on Instagram.
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“At 3:28 am on Sept 6th 2020,” Shumpert, who also treated fans with two special videos of their resting newborn, gushed. “[She] decided that the baby shower thrown for her and mommy was too lit. She didn’t make the party but she managed to make the next day her birthdate!!!”
The baby was born in the bathroom of the family’s home, Shumpert said, remarking how both of their children were born “in a bathroom without the assistance of a hospital!”
This is the couple’s second daughter. The Brooklyn Nets star went on to celebrate being a true girl dad, “A little sister. Another daughter. Black love wins. Welcome babygirl…we love you!”
According to a 2016 report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there are approximately 35,000 home births in the U.S. each year, though leading medical associations maintain that giving birth in a hospital setting is a safer choice. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued a joint statement in March that even during the COVID-19 pandemic, “hospitals and birth centers that are both licensed and accredited remain safe places to give birth in the United States.” Still, they also acknowledge any woman’s right to decide where she delivers. This policy is upheld by these organizations today.
Taylor, 29, and Shumpert also share their child, Iman “Junie” Tayla, who was born in 2015.
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Shortly after, the “Still” artist shared her husband’s heartfelt announcement and added, “We love you Rue, welcome baby girl.”
Taylor and Shumpert wed in 2016. The couple announced they had another baby on board in June, when Taylor released the music video for her song “Wake Up Love.”
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