Amber Rose plans to undergo a natural birth for the “bragging rights”: ruh roh?

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa

Amber Rose and fiancé/baby daddy Wiz Khalifa cover the October issue of XXL magazine (you can see an animated version of the cover here), and as usual, Amber is wearing the bare minimum as far as clothing goes. Actually, that’s an inaccurate statement since the world has seen Amber wearing far less, so perhaps she’s decided to be a more modest type of mother-to-be as she nears her delivery date. Whatever the case, Amber’s bump is on prominent display, and she has already decided that she wants a drug-free birth. My opinion on that? Go for it.

Of course, I say that from the perspective of someone who jumped upon an epidural at the very last moment possible. My doctor was all, “If you want it, you need to do it now. In ten minutes, it will be too late.” So I took it, and it relaxed me so much that I was able to fully enjoy the last phase of delivery, and I really think it sped up the process at that point (because I did it further along), just like my doctor said it would. Anyway, I initially wanted to try for a natural birth, but it wasn’t for judgy reasons like Miranda Kerr, and it just wasn’t for me. Oddly enough, Amber has decided that she only really wants a natural birth for “bragging rights,” and she plans on exercising these rights in the future whenever Wiz complains about being in pain. Is this a joke, or is this an actual thing that some women do?

Amber plan for the birth: “I’m so ready. I’ve decided that I’m going to have an all-natural water birth. No medicine. I want those bragging rights. The next time Wiz has a stomach ache or anything, I’ll say, “I popped out a baby all-natural.’”

Wiz’s response: “The most important thing is knowing that she is there and I have to tend to my babies… I gotta go just as hard taking care of my baby and making sure she’s all right.”

[From XXL]

Wiz has wisely decided not to comment upon Amber’s desire for “bragging rights,” and maybe she’s just teasing him. That could be part of their relationship dynamic, but it seems like an awfully bizarre reason to go for a natural birth. All that pain … just so you can use it against your man? Sounds like trouble.

Off-topic: I’ve never noticed before that Amber’s has an arm tattoo that reads, “The world is a vampire.” Is she a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan or what?

Amber Rose

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa

Photos courtesy of XXL and WENN

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  1. dooliloo says:

    …did she just compared a stomach ache to excruciatingly painful baby contractions???

    • V4Real says:

      Just what we need another celebrity (wanna be celebrity) bragging about natural birth and no medication effects to hurt the baby so all us mothers who used some type of pain relief when we gave birth can feel bad. If I have to push something the size out a bowling ball out through something the size of a golf hole, don’t only give me drugs; knock me the hell out if necessary.

      • dooliloo says:

        V4Real :-D :-D :-D

        Well I just can imagine her body/baby saying “Bitch oh no you didn’t?.? Wait until you arrive at term, let’s see if you’re still going natural…” You can make all the plans but your body reacts differently, I guess she didn’t consider that. Ha!

    • Bluebear says:

      I went natural because the epidural did not work. Let me tell you, the bragging rights are a joke. I don’t pull teeth naturally, why would you give birth without some help ?

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        I totally agree. If I have a broken leg, I’m taking drugs–I don’t care that my body can heal without the pain killers.

        I’ll definitely do the epidural next time around too. The hot spot I had where the epidural didn’t take was enough for me to get the real feel of unmedicated delivery :) .

      • Elizabeth says:

        I remember a woman writing about her own childbirth experience. Doctor gave her some pain meds so she could get some sleep but no sleep was possible as the woman in the next room (mom #2) wanted a “natural” delivery and the screaming kept mom #1 up all night. I love her line that hurricanes and earthquakes were “natural” but “that didn’t make them a good thing”. Natural childbirth should be choice, not a weapon to smake other new moms with. Do it if you want but don’t get in the face of women who chose not to.

    • kitten says:

      This would only be a brag worthy topic in certain groups. I couldn’t care less if someone had a natural birth or drugs, whatever. If someone has done something amazing for the world like making a discovery in science or done something great for humanity then they have bragging rights… but child birth??? that is hardly a brag worthy topic.

  2. VanillaFrosting says:

    Because it wouldn’t be enough to brag “I pushed a human out of my vagina and tore open and had stitches in my private parts. Then the first time we had sex afterwards your penis felt like a knife.” :P Of course, there is always the chance she would not tear, maybe she just doesn’t want to risk it.

  3. ladybert62 says:

    I cannot get beyond the gross tattoos on him and her.

    Will they tattoo the baby?

  4. Meera says:

    Is she promoting vodka while pregnant in the last picture??

  5. stacey says:

    Yea I planned a natural birth to. got to the hospital at 7am 3cm and contractions 2min apart. got the epidural at 5pm at 7pm contractions 1m apart and only 5cm baby was having issues =emergency c-section.. so set your birth plan all you want but be ready to be flexible baby or your body may have a different idea!

    • lori says:

      And I planned on an epidural and my labour and delievery was so fast that there just wasn’t time. First lesson in being a mom. My plans do not mean sh!t.

      • swack says:

        @Lori – you gave me such a great laugh! How true – mom’s plans never mean sh!t. I tried with my first to go natural (no way did I want a needle in my back) until after 10 1/2 hours of labor, having them push maximum pitosin in me and having 10 cm labor at 4 1/2 cm – I gave in. Once I had it, I delivered an hour and a half later. Glad some can go through without epidurals – good for them!

    • JustaGirl says:

      +1 My all natural delivery turned into an emergency c-section also. In the long run, it doesn’t matter at all how the baby arrives as long as both mom and baby(ies) are safe and sound.

    • Lilalis says:

      So true. Make plans, but don’t be surprised if they don’t work out. I wanted the all natural water birth as well, but after 15 hrs of labour and 30+ hrs without sleep I was so relieved to get that epidural!

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      Yep! I waited til 7cm and 20 hours of labor for my epi with my first and popped her out shortly after, with my second I wanted to try natural but went into preterm labor ended up on bedrest for 10 weeks and found out she had firmly planted herself in the most dangerous position my doctor had ever seen so I ended up with a csection that saved both of our lives. You gotta be open to what needs to be done girlfriend. Having a child is bragging rights in its self <3

    • The Real Jenny says:

      I thought that was really classy, too. Because nothing says a baby in the oven like a fifth of Smirnoff.

  6. Ginger says:

    You have bragging rights no matter how you give birth IMO…she’s an idiot

  7. KellyinSeattle says:

    Well , I had natural childbirth w/ an 11 lb boy, and I don’t go around “bragging”…it’s not a’s about going through the process and being blessed w/ what God gives you. So there!
    But it is a great chance to embarrass your teenager: “My son was 11 lbs when he was born…I was in labor for 36 hours”…blah blah blah…MOOOMMM!!

    • Lisa says:

      Oh bless, I do this to my 16 year old son on occasion! I went thru 31 hours of labor and then had an emergency C-Section because of his giant melon head.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Gruesome birth stories to tell your kids and their friends when they’re teenagers! The gift that keeps on giving :)

      • OzJade says:

        Elizabeth – it’s the best form of birth control around!! I reckon they should get new mothers up at the high schools talking about their labour/birth…that would make them all think twice to have sex without protection!

      • swack says:

        OzJade – after having been a high school teacher for 30 years and having had a daughter have a child at 16, I can tell you talking about labor would not necessarily keep teenagers from having unprotected sex. I talked to my daughter who had the baby for over a year about if she was going to have sex that I would gladly get her protection. Teenagers have the attitude – “It will never happen to me” and there have been horrendous things happen because of this attitude (we have had several deaths and major injuries due to “hill jumping” and racing).

  8. fabgrrl says:

    Oh, there is PLENTY to endure, even with the epidural.

  9. The Original Tiffany says:

    Whatever, I planned on going natural too. Then I had to be induced and had a 72 hour labor.

    You can’t plan a delivery, sometimes medical shit just happens. I freaking begged for that epidural after I cried about getting it because my delivery wasn’t going as planned.

    So I think 72 hours, an epidural that wore off, 2 hours of pushing, a vacuum (f*cking OUCH) and a placenta that wouldn’t deliver until I was being wheeled out for surgery and then massive hemorrhaging along with a huge tear and a stitch up that I felt every stitch of, yeah, that gives me as much bragging rights as anyone.

    Just have your baby and see what happens. Hopefully it goes as you want, but sometimes it isn’t a choice and there is no need to have a natural birth to have “bragging rights” WTF?

    I was just happy to be alive and have a healthy child.

  10. RN says:

    LOL, first time moms crack me up. Let’s see what she says the second time around (if there is one).

  11. BreeinSEA says:

    I hold the record for hittin the epidural button more than anyone at my hospital. Not sure if that’s good or not… either way my son ended up being 10.5lbs and I’m thankful for not feeling it! So if she wants all natural go for it! I wish I could. But I never would just to use it as a bragging right. Carrying another person for upwards of 10 months should be enough! Its gotta be a joke…

  12. menlisa says:

    I think she was just teasing.
    They seem perfect together

  13. Jezi says:

    I had a natural birth even though I didn’t want one. I actually had an epidural that didn’t work. So I was forced into feeling the pain. I actually had a very quick labor so it wasn’t really a big deal but had my labor been long and excrutiating I would’ve been pissed. I think she was kidding though about the bragging rights. Anyone who has experienced child birth deserves that right to brag. It’s in our contract :)

  14. mercy says:

    10, 11, 12 lb. babies? I was 8.5 lbs. and I thought that was big. My mother had to undergo a C-section. What is more painful, delivering naturally or recovering from surgery?

    • Jezi says:

      My son was 9 lbs. 2 oz. and I pushed him out. Took 2 hours though. From what I’ve heard from those who had c-sectins, those are harder to recover from. I hurt from the couple of stitches I received from getting an cut but it’s minimal pain in comparison to having your entire uterus opened. As far as contractions go, that pain is bad. Not sure what is worse, recovery from surgery or contractions. Neither is a walk in the park ;)

    • Dinah says:

      OMG my c section with twins was a walk in the park (1 dose percocet, then just ibuprofen for pain- up and walking the next day- just burned a little) compared to my first (vaginal) delivery (almost 48 hrs, induced, first epi failed, second epi travelled upward & dropped bp, consciousness, o2; then vacuum extraction, episiotomy, fever,and baby to nicu for cord around neck). Can’t believe how that shizz just fades eventually & you sign up again. Crazy.

      Wish her well, but baby runs the show, not mom.

    • itsa says:

      I delivered 2 naturally and the last was a c-section. Neither are a walk in the park but I healed SO much faster from the c-section. If I ever have another, I will opt for another section.

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      For me my csection was a million times worse to recover from. With my vag birth I was sore, like I just ran a marathon, but with my section I was in PAIN. I couldn’t breath/cough/laugh/function for 2 weeks. Even peeing was enough to make me cry. I will totally be doing VBAC for the next one.

    • stacey says:

      Ftm i had a csection for me it was a walk in the park. up walking the next day just a little sore getting up and down off of the couch and bed. by week two i was good to go! after 12 hours of labor (see earlier post) that didnt progress but 3cm ill opt for the csection next time. my little one is 8w (so a new first time mom) and im ready to do it again though per dr orders i need to wait at least a year pef. 18m so everything inside is healed up good.

  15. claire says:

    Sounds like she was making a joke. People take things waaaay too seriously.

    • Rhea says:

      Not a fan of her, but as a mother myself I also think that it’s just a joke. Her mother or maybe someone around her using that “bragging rights” a lot, so she might think it’s a way to make a light of the situation since she has never given birth. Who knows? Some women make a little joke with their pregnancy so they wouldn’t stressing out with the future of pushing out a baby in the end of their pregnancy.

      The thing is everything about motherhood lately kinda touchy subject in celebitchy. For me, as long as that person not preaching about what I should/not should do or telling me it’s a crime/not natural to do it in a certain way, I wouldn’t take it too personally. Every woman would experience different things in their pregnancy or motherhood, anyway.

  16. Marigold says:

    I’m so tired of celebrities thinking I give a shit about what they do during birth. I’m having a baby in a few months and you know what my plan is? To get the baby out one way or another. I have no expectation that it will go exactly as I want it to. Bragging rights are bullshit and will hopefully be the last thing on her mind when she’s having a damn baby.

    Also, Amber? You know what they say, right? We plan. God laughs.

  17. Atxlyf says:

    So serious are we !! She’s obviously being tongue in cheek .

  18. Rachel says:

    I had an epidural with the first and not with the second, because I wanted to see if I could bear it without. And I could… but oh, it was no fun. Lots of sweating, writhing, panting, contorting all Exorcist-style. The epidural is great, really! I personally give props for any woman for giving birth, with or without pain relief. It’s not a cake walk, no matter how you do it!

    I do think she was joking, though. Or at least I hope. At any rate, you will never know how painful it is (or isn’t) for you until you’re actually in labor, best to keep your plans fluid.

  19. Nev says:

    I read it as a joke. They remind me of Nick and Mariah 2.0. Funny couple. Sweet.

  20. Amandahugandkiss says:

    Don’t get cocky.

  21. Samigirl says:

    Good luck to her. I had to have an epi with little miss bc of my bp (stroke level). It was either, get the epi or have a c-section. I chose the epi. Instant relief. I actually slept through my labor and had a silent birth, something I never ever thought was possible, lol. No screaming or grunting, just a couple of hefty pushes and she was here! Thank goodness for epidurals!

  22. Lindsey says:

    Horror, Gasp, Clutch your pearls, y’all: She was probably joking.

  23. MsPaige says:

    I actually didn’t know I was in labor and when I went to the hospital I was 8cm, no time for an epidural, and it really wasn’t as bad as I thought, I feel lucky.

  24. Jessica says:

    UGH!! Lets hope she has a ten pound baby like I did and they have to do a C-Section.. otherwise, I love Amber Rose! People say the durndest things sometime! lol

  25. SunKist says:

    who is she to be having interviews all the time now? I thought she was just some music video girl that latches onto rappers every year or so.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Thank you, I was kind of wondering the same thing myself. She’s listed on the cover of that magazine like having her as a girlfriend is some big accomplishment. I mean, for an ugly dude like him, sure. But why is she such a big deal?????

  26. HappyMom says:

    I don’t get why people make such a thing about natural birth. I did it 3 times-but you know what’s tougher and a greater test of your mothering skills: dealing with a tantruming toddler in public. Breaking up sibling fights. Helping your kid when they’re being bullied. Talking to your heart broken teen.

  27. itsa says:

    Let’s hope she’s joking.

  28. Chicagogurl17 says:

    I’m completely ignoring her remarks…..

    Isn’t is odd to see a pregnant lady hocking vodka? It’s not like wine where you can have a glass in your last trimester, it’s vodka.

    • Blue says:

      She was a spokesperson for it before she got pregnant. I don’t think you can get out of that type of contractual obligation (making appearances) because you get knocked up. Plus at that time people assumed she was preggo but she hadn’t confirmed yet. It’s in bad taste but at least she was covered up and didn’t have her belly on full display.

  29. tru tru says:

    Actually, I think she is into alot of pain, piercings, a bunch of tats…nipple clamps etc.

    good luck with that Ambi!

  30. Jaana says:

    When I get pregnant Im gonna NEED an epidural! Come on ladies, this is the 21st century, i wont do a c- section though, thats surgery, too much pain and it takes longer to heal

  31. Duckie says:

    I feel like it was probably a joke.

  32. Mely says:

    I believe in natural childbirth, i had a home birth and i loved it, BUT im tired of this new trend of women bragging about midwives, doulas, epidural. Just because I prefer or believe in something im not gonna be bragging about breastfedding, epidurals etc.. Giving birth is beautiful no matter when, how or where… This celebrities are just getting on every mothers nerves and just judging all the women who don’t do it like them. To each their own, besides focus on raising a happy, not bratty and responsible well mannered kid instead of just giving birth in your home spa and handing him/her off to the nanny and going to the gym to get ready for your magazine cover or to write all about how to lose the weight in ur stupid blog(looking at u goop!) sorry, end of rant i promise hehe

  33. Gracie says:

    Yeah, after reading these comments, I think ima pass on childbirth… *Kanye shrug*

  34. shewolf says:

    Ugh, she specified who she was bragging to people, settle down. She didnt say anything about bragging to People magazine. Ive had 2 home births (they werent easy, the first one took 3 days and I hemmorhaged after both and had 3rd degree tears from those darn nuchal arms!!) anyways… Ive had 2 home births and I rag my husband about them all the time. Why? Because I can.

  35. blondie10101 says:

    I can’t believe they are reproducing!

  36. dana says:

    I think its great! I think a lot of women who don’t have complicated pregnancies make more of it than what it is….its not that bad…bear down and push. I held on til the end…its painful yes, but its child birth. Every woman I know that has had an epidural has back problems…pls challenge me.

  37. kristiner says:

    Stomach cramps are painful to me to where I TRULY want menopause because I’m sick of them and another 20 or so years is BS for me. I don’t like kids that much.

    Anyone else thinks she looks like Annie Lennox in that last picture.

    I’ve never seen a woman who looks MUCH better bald. Look up a picture of her with long hair. Yuck. She’s really pretty bald.

  38. snappyfish says:

    she looks like an alien who’s been rode hard and put away wet. does she actually do anything besides dating semi-famous people?

  39. Nuni says:

    I totally think this is some bull. Anything for fame huh? It upsets me that she rarely talks about her other kid. Makes me wonder. um um um!

  40. PdxBella says:

    I have no idea why but I love Amber Rose.

    Regardless of my obscure crush , she was obviously joking.. Even if I didn’t like her that’s pretty plain to see.

    I love everyone’s baby stories! My first was natural the second I begged for an epidural .. I was in so much pain my body went into shock and I couldn’t dilate.. The epidural could’ve saved my life ( or it felt like it ) and I would never judge anyone’s choice on birthing now.. I get it.. Not everything goes as planned!

  41. Kat says:

    Yeah, she’s totally kidding. People need to settle down.

  42. DNisselbeck says:

    Billy Corgan said it best