Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Welcome Twins

04/30/2011 at 02:30 PM ET
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April 30 is double the pleasure for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Not only did they welcome twins, but the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary, too!

The singer, 42, delivered the babies Saturday at 9:07 a.m. at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles.

Carey’s representative, Cindi Berger, confirmed the births to The Associated Press, saying the baby girl was born first, weighing 5 lbs., 3 oz. and is 18 inches long; her brother was next at 5 lbs., 6 oz. and is 19 inches long.

And it was just as Cannon, 30, predicted.

“I’m not trying to be a psychic, but we renew our vows every year so … It’s probably going to be in the hospital this year. I can feel it,” Cannon said Thursday when he guest-hosted The Talk. “We got the minister coming in, so this gown will not be a wedding gown, but a hospital gown.”

Berger tells PEOPLE “she’s doing great” and they were listening to Carey’s “We Belong Together” after the children were born. “I spoke to both of them and they are both completely overjoyed.”

Asked if the birth was planned to coincide with her anniversary, she said: “No, not even Mariah could plan that.”

“Nick was very nervous and Mariah was completely calm. Mariah thought it was another soft labor and Nick was driving her to the hospital. She was very calm and the music was blasting,” she added. “When they walked into the hospital, [Nick] was going the wrong way and they nurse redirected them to go the maternity ward, and I said to her, ‘That’s right out of I Love Lucy,’ and she laughed.”

— Sara Hammel and Kristin Boehm with reporting by Joey Bartolomeo

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missy on

I’m so happy for them! I can’t wait to hear the names.

Sasha on

Congrats Nick and Mariah!

J.J. on

CONGRATULATIONS NICK, MARIAH AND FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best wishes on the arrival of your twins and god bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope everyone is happy and healthy and can’t wait to hear their names!

Sydney on


Nice healthy weights.

december on

Yay! Can’t wait to hear their names:-)

Ariana on

Congratulations Mariah and Nick! Can’t wait to hear the names! πŸ™‚

Mandy on

Names please! Lol. Congrats to the couple!

Syllissa on

I was waiting for this news.

A big congratulations to Nick and Mariah with the arival of their daughter and son.

I can’t wait to hear the names and see a photo of them with their beautiful twins

nbalh on


kaylee on

Congrats to Mariah and Nick. Twins are awesome, I have an identical twin:)

andi on

I’m so happy everything went well for them..congrats to them. A little bittersweet for me as 2yrs ago today my little sister gave birth to my twin nieces 3months early and one of them didn’t survive so whenever I see twins be born and healthy I thank god for that. I hope Nick and Mariah know how incredibly blessed they are. I’m sure they do.

Alma on

Congrats to them ! Can’t wait to hear the names.
Did she give birth naturally or did she have a C-section

shannon on

Nick said they have names picked out and that they were aiming for “unique but not wacky.”

Lynda on

Congratulations to Mariah and Nick on the Twins!! Happy Anniversary you too…

urbanadventurertales on

Congrats!!! Can’t wait to hear the names!

My bet is she had a scheduled c-section b/c of the time of their birth. I had a scheduled section for 8 a.m. and my son was born at 9:10 a.m.

Sydney on

Alma – I was wondering about this too.

If it was a scheduled c-section (as the time of birth seems to indicate) it’s not much of psychic guess is it Nick!

michelle in mo on

Many congrats to them. I cannot come up with a celebrity couple that I love more than these two.

Amanda on

I agree, sounds like a csection time, add to that they were coincidentally born on Nick and Mariah’s wedding anniversary. It happens but especially with twins my bet is on a csection, everything has to be ‘just right’ for most drs to okay a woman having a vaginal twin birth. If the first twin was in the wrong position than it’s an automatic csection.

Congrats to Nick and Mariah, can’t wait for the name announcement and pictures of these cuties!

Lauren on

congrats to mariah and nick! how cute they were born on their wedding anniversary. πŸ™‚ i bet the twins are adorable!

Juliet on

I’ve never understood why it matters if it’s vaginal or c-section – so people can complain about their “choice”. Give me a break. Glad they were born safelt and healthy. Congrats to Mariah and Nick!

Toya L. on

Congratulations to my Mariah and Nick, I can’t wait to see the babies.

Nikki on

urbanadventurertales, Sydney, & Amanda

You should read the updated news article on the birth on the main people page, the one here doesn’t have all of the info. Mariah went into labor. It was not planned. SHe thought it was a false labor but turned out to be real thing. They had similar thing happen ;ast Wednesday. Nick spoke about it on the Talk. Nick drove Mariah to the hospital and then she delivered the babies. No specifics on for sure vaginal deliver over c-section. However, Cindi her publicist makes it seems like she delivered them. At minimum she went into labor first and if they needed to do c-section they did one. However, it was not planned c-section.

Very happy for Mariah & Nick that #DEMBABIES were born healthy and at good weights!! Can’t wait for names and pics!

Alma on

Juliet – Calm down πŸ™‚

I was just wondering because it wasn’t written in the article and it’s twins and they are most of the times taken with a c-section and they were born on their wedding anniversary πŸ˜‰

momoftwins on

Congrats to them, this kinda makes me laugh, b/c I was due with our twins right around the time of our first anniversary and that was the absolutely the last day I wanted to have them!

nelly on

Aww… about time Mimi had “dem babies” congrats to nick and mariah

klutzy_girl on

Yay, finally! Congratulations to them and absolutely cannot wait to hear the names!

Shirelle on

Congrats to them that is so cute she had them on her wedding aniversary

Julia A on

Congrats to Mariah and Nick! How lovely that the twins are born on their anniversary.

Abby on

My guess for the girl is Vanessa Grace. Vanessa means butterfly, and everyone knows Mariah is obsessed with butterflies, and Grace seems to be the go-to middle name these days. I could also see Mariah going for a name like Lola. No idea for a boys name, maybe carrying on Nick in some way? I think they’ll go more common than “wacky.”

Tee on

Such wonderful news! Congratulations to Mariah and Nick! Those are some good size babies!

Maddie on

*so* excited to wake up to this news! Congratulations Mariah and Nick on your beautiful babies!

M on

How lucky that they had Boy & Girls twins.

Brooke on

Perfectly sized babies!!! Congrats to Mariah and Nick!

Niko on

Whew…that is gonna be one gorgeous baby!!

erica2 on

This announcement made me scream with joy…I am so happy that nick and mariah have arrived to parenthood despite the bumpy road along the way…I bet one baby looks like mariah one favors nick!!

Terri on

Triple celebration!

albernique on

mariah and nick i am so so happy 4 yall!!!i can not wate2 see the twins photos congrats!!!oh and i am the godmother.

Carrie Jo on

Congrats to them!! How cool that the babies were born on their wedding anniversary!

Erika on

Congrats to them!!! I can’t wait to hear the names! A boy + a girl= the perfect family πŸ™‚

I think she had a c-section. It says they were born at 9:07 and I think it would be very rare for a woman to give birth to twins within the same minute through natural birth. Not that it matters though, as long as both the mom and babies are healthy!

Marlee on

Nikki – regarding your quote:

“However, Cindi her publicist makes it seems like she delivered them.”

Of course she delivered them. ALL mothers deliver their babies – whether vaginally or via c-section.

By the way, I’ve had four c-sections with varying times of birth: 7:17pm, 8:42am, 2:45pm and 11:16am.

I delivered them all.

Erin on

No excuse for ever forgetting your anniversary now, Nick! Congrats to the family.

momof4 on

Sorry Marlee, but your doctor delivered your babies if you had a c-section. She or he cut you open and took them out–there was no effort on your part.

I delivered my babies myself as all of my babies were born vaginally, without pain medication and I PUSHED them out and worked extremely hard to get them out myself. There is a difference.

Congrats to Mariah and Nick on the safe arrival of their new babies–can’t wait to hear the names!

Erika on

I agree with Marlee. C-Sections are definitely ways to deliver babies. When you have a c-section, you are still giving birth.

Alieri on

Congrats to them! My guess is that the boy will be Lyric, and the girl will be Mariposa, or something related to butterflies.

J on

Oh good Lord, now someone has a debate over how c-sections are not a form of delivery regarding the mother? Only on CBB…

Amanda S. on

Today would have made her exactly 38 weeks pregnant, that’s when most doctors will induce. Pair that with the timing of the birth and the big coincidence of the anniversary, I’d say it was a planned birth.

However, I was scheduled for an induction three days in advance. The morning of it, I woke up in labor though so we were running around like that too when we would have been more calm in a induction. So, it’s possible she knew today was going to be the day for a c-section but went into labor, which would explain him running and being nervous.

Regardless, the babies are born and healthy so congrats to them. I’m sure they are cute. πŸ™‚

Emily on

momof4- Really? How offensive for you to act like because you had a vaginal delivery with NO PAIN MEDICATION that you’re somehow a martyr. Just because you had a c section, doesnt mean you didnt do a lot of work too. Some people push for hours before having to be taken in to surgery.

If how you delivered your children is the only thing you have going for you, maybe it’s time to get a life.

Carli on

Awww, congrats Mariah and Nick on two healthy babies!! My mom scheduled her c-section with my sister on her and my dad’s third wedding anniversary! (This was back in the day when doctors weren’t crazy about VBAC) So now they never have an excuse to forget their anniversary!!!

Erika on

Momof4- The mother is the one who is carrying the baby and goes in for the surgery. Sure, the doctor may take the baby out, but ultimately it is still the mother delivering them, in my opinion. During a natural birth, the woman may go through labor and push, but it is usually the doctor who grabs the baby and makes sure it arrives safely in the end. Both c-sections and natural deliveries are ways to deliver babies and in my opinion, delivery is on the mother’s part.

LRL on

that is a a lot of info from her publicist. It sounds planned to me, not that it matters. They can give whatever story they want about the labor, doesn’t mean it’s always true. He said they had the minister coming into the hospital a while ago. It just sounds planned. And really Momf4?? It does not matter how the kids get here. What matters is that they are born healthy and survive. I do not care if anyone uses pain meds or not, and I do not care if it was vaginal or a c-section section delivery. It’s really silly to argue semantics on this. The route of delivery does not make one a better person or mother.

Marlee on


“there was no effort on your part.”

Are you kidding me? I labored 37 hours with my first and he was in distress. I was so incredibly relieved when I was wheeled into surgery and I delivered him (yes, I delivered him).

It is attitudes like yours that cause anxiety and depression in women who end up having births that don’t go according to plan.

Shame on you.

stacyann on


Erika on

Marlee, you probably went through more in labor than many women who have natural births. You definitely did ‘deliver’ your son, and I’m sure the c-section was the best option if he was in distress.

People like Momof4, who don’t believe c-sections are birth, likely didn’t have complications, or a child in distress. I would rather have a c-section than a stillbirth, or a child with serious health problems because of a tramautic birth.

A woman I know had a uterine rupture and had to have a c-section. The child would have died if she hadn’t been wheeled into surgery within minutes. Her son is brain damaged though, because even though the whole birth was nothing but complications, and there were clear signs that she would rupture, the doctor refused a c-section until it was a matter of life and death. Would it be better if she gave birth naturally, and risked death for her and the baby? NO.

nika on

Congrats nick and Mariah, can’t wait for pictures! Momof4, you can’t be serious right now. Get over yourself. Women do what you did everyday and have been since the dawn of man. You are not special, ok?

Kate on

I can’t wait till they announce their names

Sarah on

Yea, Momof4 take a chill pill. My sis in law was in labor for 49 hours before they would do a c-section. Turns out she was too small for the baby to fit through the birth canal. I had my daughter vaginally and yes it was hard work, but my labor was nothing compared to my sister in law’s.

Colleen on

Times are not an easy determining factor of c-sections. I was born vaginally at 11:27pm. It all depends on when the babies were pulled out or pushed out. Congrats to them both!

Renee on

Congratulations to you both on the birth of your twins. Children are a blessing from and you have received the greatest gift times two. Happy anniversary and may God bless your family and marriage.

Hannahsmom on

Momof4, I had two vaginal births, one with pain med. and one w/out, and in my opinion I had it a LOT easier than having to go through a c-section. So yeah, get over yourself!

Also, with twins, from what I understand it’s fairly rare to have a vaginal delivery. Definitely not impossible and does happen, but conditions have to be just right. Because of the positioning of the babies and possible complications, many drs. just opt for c-sections. I don’t think this is a Christina Aguilera situation where she’s whining that she “doesn’t want to tear.”

Eliza on

“I delivered my babies myself as all of my babies were born vaginally, without pain medication and I PUSHED them out and worked extremely hard to get them out myself. There is a difference.”

I agree with you 100% I also had a natural birth drug free :). I think so many many people are having c-sections that do not need to be c-section watch the Business of being born. Next time I will have a midwive because there are awesome. I am I was only 20 when I had my son 2 years ago.

Mom2boyz on

My guess is Nicolette and Maricio (not Mauricio)

Synia on

Yayyyy!!! So,so happy for them!! πŸ™‚

Amanda on

MomOf4…wow. I had five miscarriages, and when I finally carried a pregnancy to term plus an extra week, I was called in for an induction. On Christmas Eve. I dilated all the way to five with no meds, then my water broke. It was full of meconium. Then I got the epidural because they wanted to speed things up, and I was at ten within an hour. My pelvis felt like it was splitting in half. I’m not a big person…but after the csection, my baby sure was. He was 10 lbs 12oz. He never descended past minus one.

I had midwives throughout my entire pregnancy and planned to do everything as naturally as possible. It was a grieving process of sorts, getting over how I thought my birth should be compared to the way it actually happened, but my son is here and safe and in the end, that’s all that matters. I’m no less of a woman or a mother than you. My csection was scary, and foreign, and every other awful adjective you can think of, so you’re sadly mistaken to assume that there was no effort on my part. I labored, I panted, I walked the halls, but in this case, the baby was just too big. But it takes courage and effort to be awake while you’re being cut open. It takes courage to lie behind that curtain and have no idea what’s going on on the other side.

It was the most terrifying two hours of my life. To insinuate that because I didn’t push my baby out of my vagina does a disservice to women everywhere who have had to have surgical births. I hope for a vbac next time, but whatever happens happens. Join the rest of us on earth and realize that it’s attitudes like yours that are harmful to women who have had csections. When we didn’t want it, it’s hard to cope with sometimes. We feel like less of a woman, less able to trust our bodies. You do what’s good for you and the rest of us will do likewise, and ALL of us should celebrate the fact that we crested, nurtured life, and brought it forth. We are all amazing, no matter how our babies got here.

Anonymous on

congrats!! waiting for this!!! god bless them!!

Rose on

Congrats to them, how wonderful !

Lauraaa on

Wow, congrats to them. I’m soooo exited. I cant wait what they are going to name the twins πŸ™‚ and see pics..

hayley w on

Momof4 / Eliza

what do you want a medal? congrats i suppose for thinking you are some how better than any who has had to have their child cut out of them , and spent 6 – 8 weeks recovering in alot of pain while trying to take care of a new born because that takes zero effort ……….

said it before i’ll say it again im a midwife in the uk who has had an Cat C section and my effort was not freaking out while a team of doctors poked and prod, and stuck needles ect in me before knocking me out * i had no pain relief either so i could not be awake for my section** while i laid there bleeding to death think my baby had died and thats no dr trying to scare me that is a fact, i have read my own notes and i was in serious serious danger and so was my baby so if we are handing out medal maybe women who go through this , and then get on with the task of looking after their baby they are the ones that need medal

its women like you who im guessing has no medical back round make ladies feel like they failed , any birth IS a birth end of no discussion needed it is a FACT

well done nick, mariah wishing you both all the best with your brand new life as parents πŸ™‚ its the best job in the world

JM on

how horribly ignorant to say that there is no effort and pain involved in having a c-section. or to the other poster who talked about so many women choosing to have c-sections.

my mum was in labour for over 20 hours with me, in july, on the hottest day of the year because she desparately wanted to deliver me without a c-section. it was painful, she struggled and did everything she could. in the end the doctor’s said they would have to do a c-section because my life was in danger.
but hell yes my mother was the one who put the effort in to my birth. and there was a lot of pain involved and a tremendous amount of strength from her.
it’s horrible that some self-righteous women want to create some sort of hierarchy when it comes to giving birth. if you want to go that far, women have been doing what you did for thousands of years so you’re nothing special. get off your high horse and maybe instead we could support each other as women rather than try to outdo each other.

in happier news. congratulations to nick and mariah, i hope everyone is happy and healthy! can’t wait to hear the names.

steph on

Why is 9am an indicator of a schudeled C section? My son was born at 9:05 am and I had his vaganially, after 6 hours of labor.


Anne on

Congrats to Mariah & Nick – glad everyone is happy & healthy!

Momof4: I am almost 40 years old, and NEVER, in all of my life, have I read such smug, self-righteous, sanctimonious bullsh*t come from another woman’s keyboard. You should be ashamed of yourself for insinuating that a woman who has a c/s is somehow less of a mother than you. Here’s a nickel . . . go buy yourself a clue, breeder.

Kaye on

Amazingly well said Amanda!!!!! I am cheering for you right now. I can’t imagine the strength it must take to endure labour and major surgery, and to care for a baby while recovering from it. Vaginal birth is instinctual, whereas it takes real concious mental effort to go through a very difficult birth and to love and care for your child afterwards regardless. You really have to let go and, in a sense, give your body up for what’s best for your child. You are courageous and have the right to be proud of yourself, as does everyone who nutures and grows a baby for nine months and then brings them into this world.

Amanda on

So, Momof4 would you leave your kids orphans before getting a csection? Let your baby suffer brain damage or death? Is the 38-42 weeks someone is pregnant not ‘count’ because they needed a csection?

I’ve had 3 vaginal births, 1 with an epidural 2 with no pain relief. My longest labor was 19 hours my shortest was an hour and a half. I had it easy and I acknowledge that. I’m lucky everything went the way it should, that doesn’t always happen and it’s pure luck when it does. I know one woman who had a twin homebirth and one baby was born not breathing. That baby was brought back but he now has cerebral palsy and will probably never walk unassisted and has major cognitive delays…I’d take a csection and two healthy babies anyday over that.

PeopleAreCrazy on

Sorry Marlee, but your doctor delivered your babies if you had a c-section. She or he cut you open and took them out–there was no effort on your part.

I delivered my babies myself as all of my babies were born vaginally, without pain medication and I PUSHED them out and worked extremely hard to get them out myself. There is a difference.

^^Really, momof4?! My goodness, this has me gobsmacked. Get off your high horse, you’re no better than anyone else for having birthed vaginally and no pain meds. Please. And this coming from someone who birthed just like you. This is unbelievable. How sad is it that almost all aspects of motherhood have become a race, a high-school-popularity-competition of sorts.

J on

Well said Amanda!

lina on

I am sooo happy for these two. i even predicted the birth yesterday morning. they really deserve this. i cant wait to see dem babies and hear their names. i hope theyre unique and gorgeous.

kelsey on

Chrysalis and Carey!!!! Congrats!

GOdiva on

It is a blessing to have a baby and to be a mother, regardless if it is biologically (vaginal, C-section, or gestational host) or via adoption. I do not have kids yet, but when I do, regardless of how it happens, it will be a blessing. I can not believe that some of you have missed the whole point of motherhood and are having some sophomoric competition as to which form is “better.” You guys have missed the whole point!

amya on

congrats u guys please pick great names and nick dont be corney

Angela on

Oh my gosh! I’m loving all the responses to the idiot behind momof4! They are all great, couldn’t have said it better! Congrats to Mariah and Nick! I’m so happy for them and can’t wait to see the babies! They will be great parents!

momof3girls on

Wow…I gues momof4 is a wayyyyy better Mom than the rest of them since she delivered her babies herself…

I had three c-sections….and I think I did a hell of a lot of work!!! I took care of myself while pregnant, dealt with morning sickness, etc….I dealt with the enormous pain I go through to have a spinal, the fact that my body absorbs anesthesia very quickly and felt the doctor tie my tubes…and I don’t get a nice big fat check from the insurance company!!!

Whether you have them c-section or vaginally, you deliver your babies!!! Congrats to the new parents!!!

Janna on

Why are you crazy fool defending yourselves against a complete strangers opinion? Calm down, for cripes sake.

Everyone talks about being allowed to have an opinion UNTIL someone else posts one that they don’t like and then everyone goes on the offensive to prove that they (tear) are a mommy too (sob) even if they had a c-section (boo hoo).

Of course you are, but you sound like CRAZY mommies for always thinking every.single.comment is a slam against YOU personally.

Get over yourselves!

Anonymous on

Congrats to Nick and Mariah!! Very curious about the names, can’t wait to hear them!

I’m with you guys against momof4, that was one of the rudest comments I’ve ever read. It even offended me and I delivered vaginally, I sure hope people don’t think all of us are like that. I’m in no way better because I didn’t have a c-section, so ridiculous that she even found a way put someone down for that.

Kaye on

Excuse me Jana but momof4 did make a personal comment against a previous poster: “Sorry Marlee, but your doctor delivered your babies if you had a c-section. She or he cut you open and took them out–there was no effort on your part.” Which is what started this.

This is something a lot of us found offensive (the “no effort” part) and worth making a comment about. I’m not taking it personally, I’m sure most of us aren’t, but we can hardly ignore such a view that we wholeheartedly disagree with. The responses had been perfectly civil until you arrived. Given the nature of this site, you can hardly be suprised by this discussion. I would hate for a women who has recently had a c-section and is disappointed by such, reading those comments and feeling like a failure. I felt a need to point out the courage of the women who have been in that situation as did others!

I’ll have my opinion and you can have yours, ok.

Shannon on

Nicole and Mario πŸ™‚

jen on

Amen to what Amanda said. The majority of the moms who wind up delivering via c-section do not do it for superficial reasons, but because, in the end, they just want their baby to be okay. It’s a grieving process for most of us to know that we didn’t get to push our babies out on our own. No need to add insult to injury, ‘Momof4’.

I’m going to try so hard for a VBAC next time, but, 3 years after the birth of my first child, finally realize that no matter how my next one arrives, it is a minor detail in the grand scheme of things.

What a relief to read that most of the posters on this one can acknowledge that fact.

Allison J on

congrats to Nick and Mariah on the birth of their twins! Can’t wait to hear the names!

laurelcanyonfashionista on

i can’t even believe that someone would say that a baby delivered by c-section was not “delivered” by the mother???? seriously???

i have had four kids. All vaginally. With my first, I had pre-eclampsia, was in the maternal ICU. With my next two, they were identical twin girls and were both stillborn…born vaginally after 18 hours of labor. With my fourth, she was a vaginal birth without pain medication. I will tell you that all of my deliveries were hard (for different reasons). How dare someone judge another mom for her birth experience?

I would take a c-section in a NY minute if it meant a healthy baby. Please do not judge- it just makes you sound ignorant. And no one cares if you had pain medication or not. Well, maybe you care- but you’re alone in your little kingdom. are you going to look down on your daughter if she has a c-section??? puh-leez.

Bancie1031 on

Congratulations to Mariah and Nick

iheartcb on

I think it’s sick that we’re fighting about the form of birth is considered real birth. smh.

Sydney on

steph – the time is an indicator of a c-section because both twins were born at 9:07am. If she had a vaginal delivery, each twin would have a different time of birth as it would take longer than 60 seconds for the second twin to pass down the birth canal.

linnie on

laurelcanyonfashionista, i am so sorry for your loss.

congratz nick and mariah! πŸ™‚

Leah on

If you read the first article, it says she was in labor, thought she was in soft labor, so wasn’t freaking out..doubt she had a csection

Holiday on

Wow I am very offended that a csection doesnt count as giving birth. My son was a 100 percent natural birth with no epi, not induced etc. My daughter I had at 36 weeks. I had severe pre eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and could have died had I not delivered right away. I was induced the night my blood work came back and I tried for a natural birth but I was too sick and my blood work was getting worse by the minute and I was rushed in for an emergency csection. I had to have 2 units of blood and platlets as well. I was on mag sulfate to prevent seizures and I lost a lot of blood and almost went into liver failure. So some women have NO choice but to have a csection.

Jean on

I had a c-section and any woman who says it isn’t work hasn’t had one. Being split in half and not being able to walk for two days is hardly a day at the circus.

Becky on

Congrats to Mariah and Nick..

So momof4..You did it all by yourself? That’s really amazing that you pushed (with no meds) them out, then “caught” them when they came out, cleaned them, weighed them..You give new meaning to being a super Mom..

Abi on

Congratulations to the new parents. What an awesome anniversary gift! By the way, maybe the article has the times wrong and only one baby was born at that time and they forgot to put in the other time. Even with a C-section its hard to deliver both babies within a minute of each other.

Morgan on

Thanks to all those who are sticking up for c-section mamas! I was in labor for over 27 hours before I had a c-section–my baby went into distress 3 times (his heart rate plummeted to 45, and those who know, know that docs panic when they go below 100 at all, and don’t care for them to go below 120 for any extended time length). I definitely did work. Definitely.

Momof4–congrats on your 4 healthy babies, but I’ll take my c-section and healthy baby over the alternative of having tried to “deliver” your way and losing him. C-sections are not the “easy” way out–we have to recover from having a new baby AND from major surgery–just because they’re more common now doesn’t mean they’re not major surgery, and having every muscle in your stomach cut open is not an easy thing. You don’t know how much you use your stomach muscles until they hurt like that–spitting out toothpaste was even cause for a good wince.

Congrats on the twins!

Really?! on

Totally agree with Momof4…just my opnion, like hers, and we are entitled to it. I have had too many “too posh to push” friends and have heard the nasty comments made to me…how “she” must be all “strecthed out” & if my hubby still feels anything and my hubby could “fall in” after having 3 big babies vaginally so do I feel bad when someone rants on C-sections..nope!!

Kate on

To Really?!
I don’t doubt that SOME people do have c-sections for no medical reason. BUT that is a small minority. So to assume that all people who have had c-sections are like that, and/or to lump them in with those people who are “to posh to push” is incredibly offensive and completely wrong! It is very common for women to be depressed following a distressing birth. How can people add to that by making them feel guilty and inadequate for something totally out of their control, done for the safety of their child? I’m sure those mothers would have gone through anything to have their child safely in their arms.

Why don’t you put some of your guilt towards the doctors who interfere with birthing women and contribute to the complications that result in some c-sections. What about things like placenta previa? Is it better for a women to risk her life and that of her baby so that she can say that she had a natural vaginal birth? I do not understand why anyone would willingly undergo massive abdominal surgery without having a very good reason. And I’m betting the people that do, do not have any guilt about doing so. It is the women who had to have a c-section (and would not have otherwise) due to complications who are carrying that burden and that is wrong. They have been through enough!

Molly on

Really? is actually momof4 trying to make it seem as if someone agrees with her.

Mia on

Congrats to them!!

April harris on

mariah i would 2 see adoreble babies please

April harris on

congratulations girllllllllllll

Angela on

My firstborn was also shares his birthday with our 3rd wedding anniversary. We now celebrate our anniversary either a couple weeks later, or on our engagement anniversary so we make sure our child knows he’s special, too! Congrats you guys, you’re in for a ride!

J on

Really, I have never heard any woman make such snide comments about stretched out vaginas to their friends who give birth vaginally. You’re either full of crap or you have some horrible friends you need to stop associating with.

And btw, these women here talking about c-sections are not the “too posh to push” types. They had actual emergencies or issues where a c-section was needed and not in their control and they were terrified and not sure what could happen so please don’t lump them in with your nasty friends.

Vitaly on

I’m so happy for Mariah, just adore her.

Catca on

@really? and momof4
Making snide nasty comments about another person’s experience is not a situation where it’s okay to say “that’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it”. It is your opinion, and you are entitled to that opinion, but what you are missing is that you are not entitled to share that opinion. Some things are better kept to yourself. A good guide to when that’s the case is if what you say will hurt or harm another person, don’t say it. If you don’t understand that, I suggest you enroll in some etiquette classes.

Autumn on

Congrats to Mariah & Nick! Any idea about the names yet?

Deana on

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Kristen on

OMG seriously. I want to see pictures and hear names. Not read about everyone’s saggy lady parts and c-section scars. Who gives a dang how you gave birth. If someone knocked you out and cut out the baby you still CARRIED it all that time and gave birth to it. The baby wouldn’t have been so without you and that’s amazing.

FWIW, I gave birth all natural and I don’t think I’m awesome or a super hero. Any woman who is a mother is awesome. Biological, adopted, foster, whatever.

Patty on

OMG…Congradulations..I’am sure the girl is Mariah and the boy is Nick so name them after you too…like Mariah Mimi Carey Cannon boy Nick Drummer Carey Cannon…something that made you both famous but I think since I saw Nick on Drumline he is the bomb your lucky as he is to have you…I pray for your family and wish you the best..I’ve watch all your videso and have all your songs….They come no better than you…and I feel like you two were and are a match in heaven and now blessed with 2 beautiful kids I am sure…I understand you want privacy but I do hope to see a picture of the happy famiy maybe by x-mas

Kate on

Don’t respond to Really?, it’s momof4 using another nickname to defend herself and making it look like someone agrees with her

(btw I really think your comments about “falling in” are #$%^. What kind of friends you have that they would make such comments to you or someone else..?? So sad you need to hang out with people like this. But we all know why, rihgt hun)

Lis on

Momof4, Eliza, and Really?!

HOW. DARE. YOU. Why on God’s green earth would you want to belittle other mothers and be so nasty and ignorant to say those of us who had c-sections did not deliver our babies.

I have one son…I found out at 36.5 weeks pregnant he was breech. I scheduled a c-section. I cried and grieved and was completely caught off guard that I would have to DELIVER this way. I had a really great, healthy, and easy pregnancy and I wanted to have my baby the ‘natural’ way (vaginally). But it was much safer for me to have a c-section as opposed to trying to vaginally deliver a breech baby. And the bottom line was that my baby arrive safely and heathily.

I plan a VBAC for my next pregnancy. But I take tremendous offense to anyone who tries to belittle a mother who had a c-section. Believe you me, I wanted more than anything to have a vaginal delivery, but as his MOTHER, it was my job to make sure I got him here as safely as possible. Thru c-section.

twinmommyx2 on

Congrats to Mariah and Nick! Can’t wait to see pics of the happy family…
That said, I have 2 sets of twins (as well as a singleton). My first set of twins were born vaginally (at 5:11 and 5:14) and were born 3 minutes apart. My second set of twins (2 yrs later) were born via scheduled c-section (at 7:51 and 7:53) and were born 2 minutes apart. Maybe the 9:07 time is when the first or last baby was born?? Who knows, and who cares how she delivered the twins?! They are safe and healthy. THAT IS WHAT MATTERS most to a parent.

camilla on

I have 3 children. My older two were born naturally and drug free. My youngest was a breech baby and was the entire pregnancy. My doctors offered to try and turn her around but after a lot of research ( and heartache ) I turned the offer down because of the risk that could’ve possibly been involved ( such as tightening a possible knot in the cord among other things ). I did something I had never thought I would do… I CHOSE to have a c-section.

If I had not made the decision that I was going to have a c-section then I would’ve been even more devastated at the fact that I would’ve had one anyways due to the fact that my water broke 3 weeks early and they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to attempt to turn my baby head down yet. Getting a big needle stuck in my spine, having half your body numb, being cut open, enduring the hell which is recovery from a c-section ( I didn’t even get down to the nitty gritty details ), how dare anyone try to say that getting a c-section is not hard on the mother! You will not take away my credit as a mother just because I had a c-section!

Tamara fisher on

Congratulations to Mariah and Nick on your new babies and happy mothers day too

tahoegeminii on

A C-section is surgical procedure in which the patient is knocked out and has NO LABOR PAINS-does not spend 15-30 hours with contractions-it is the easy way out to be sure and unless it is a medical emergency is kind of like going in to have a wart removed-Maraih’s science experiments did not get in there naturally did not have a natural pregnancy and of course where not coming out naturally-Maraih demanded children out of the Frankensteins after her body had repeatedly told her NO!!! Everything was forced and contrived-Maraih is already counting the bank she will make on the baby photos-please keep your clothes on for the baby photos Mariah-if you are going to be pimping out the kids for cash now at least stop subjecting us to the embarrassing old stripper moments where everyone has to tell you to put your clothes on-and even she knows she isn’t selling any so-called “music” without her porn and strip marketing to go with it-I really don’t think the cheesball rerelease of the has-been Xmas album with the composite of 10 year old photoshopped photos for a cover is going to make a buck again-maybe Hollister has a thong diaper they need a spokesbaby for-oh and to all the nightmare C-section stories here-ya’ll need to sue your doctors-because if they were doing the surgical procedure they did not need to make it painful-they could have made it painless if they were cutting you anyway-be sure that Maraih received the best ass kissing money can buy-which is why she will now pimp out her own children

Flo on

Congrats to Mariah & Nick on the birth of their twins!! & GOD BLESS THEIR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!Always Have Been A Fan Of The Both Of Them!!xoxo<3 πŸ™‚

Jess on

@ Eliza and Momof4
So ignorant, what sort of role models are they for their own children?? Telling women on a message board that they didn’t do anything, they just sat there while a Dr “delivered” their baby. I had a drug free vaginal bith and a C-section and I would take another vaginal birth ANY day over a C-section.

Eliza, did you watch the end of “the business of being born”?? The woman that helped film the movie had to have, you guessed it, a c-section!!! It was a brilliant movie because it showed you can plan all you want, doula, home birth, water birth, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

camilla on

@Jess I too did both ( natural and c-section ) and I would chose natural over c-section every time.

Morgan on

@tahoegeminii–Just because I had a c-section doesn’t mean I didn’t labor! I labored for nearly THIRTY HOURS before the baby went into distress and had to be gotten out in the safest way possible for HIM–a c-section. A LOT of c-section mamas labor before they ever have the c-section, so until you’ve done it yourself don’t you dare judge others.

Kate on

Tell that to my friend who had a 50 hour labour (20 hour active labour) before she had her c-section. I’ve heard that you totally wake-up from the surgery (general’s are extremely rare by the way, so you get to feel the tugging) and there’s no pain – yeah right, do you really think that you could be literally sliced in half and stapled back together and call it painless and easy?! No one in their right mind would have a c-section for no medical reason. You want to compare natural to an emergency c-section – try a 24 hr labour resulting in a 4th degree tear that takes an hour to stitch up and you’re getting closer.

Anonymous on

how cool!