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6 Celebrity Parents Who Experienced Premature Birth

These celebrity parents endured the challenges and worries after their children were born early. Today, all of them are strong and healthy!

The arrival of a baby gives joy to parents. But there are times when babies arrive early due to health conditions and are born prematurely. Premature birth is common around the world with many mothers giving birth as early as 7 months. Babies born early are then put in an incubator or monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the progress of their health. Once they are declared healthy by doctors, that’s when they can go home with their parents.

Like other parents, some celebrity couples also went through the struggle of experiencing premature birth. In celebration of World Prematurity Day, we compiled stories of celebrity parents who went through the journey and how they managed through them.

6 Celebrity Parents Who Experienced Premature Birth

1. Cristalle Henares and Justin Pitt

Celebrity Parents Who Experienced Premature Birth

In 2018, Cristalle Belo Henares, daughter of celebrity doctor Vicki Belo and Atom Henares, gave birth to her first child Hunter at 33 weeks. Cristalle also shared that Hunter spent 18 days in NICU.

Today, Hunter is a big brother to younger sister Siena. The Pitt family has relocated to Australia with Cristalle sharing some of her family’s adventures on Instagram.

2. Eric and Rona Tai

TV host Eric “Eruption” Tai and his wife Rona Samson Tai welcomed their son Legend in 2019, who was born at 34 weeks. The couple, who won the Amazing Race Asia Season 5, has been open about their family journey including getting pregnant via IVF.

In an Instagram post, Eric shared that Rona had to deliver Legend early because of some conditions she was going through.

“If we didn’t react accordingly to deliver Legend pre-maturely at the time we did, who knows what could have happened next,” he said.

Today, Legend is an energetic two-year-old boy and follows the passion of his parents who are known for their health and wellness advocacies.

3. Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro

Celebrity Parents Who Experienced Premature Birth

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s kids, Pancho and Vito, are two of the country’s favorite celebrity babies. But the couple went through a lot of challenges when Saab gave birth early in February 2018 to Pancho and lost his twin sister Luna.

In a video called “Pancho’s Origin” in 2020, Saab recalled the struggles he went through from the operations up to what their doctor’s expectations were.

Today, Pancho continues to show good progress which Saab and Jim share with their followers.

4. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Celebrity Parents Who Experienced Premature Birth

Kim and Kanye welcomed their first child North back in 2013. North was born five weeks before her due arrival.

In a 2019 interview on the podcast  FoodGod: OMFG by her friend Jonathan Cheban, Kim recalled that she was told she needed to give birth because she had preeclampsia. At that time, she made some stops on the way to the hospital.

Today, North is 8 years old and a big sister to three other siblings – Saint, Psalm, and Chicago. Kim and Kanye have also separated.

5. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Anna and Chris may have split up back in 2017 and are now happily with other people but their relationship gave them son Jack, 9.

In a 2021 People article, the Scary Movie actress shared during a virtual conference hosted by Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth that she could not stop looking for answers after giving birth to her son earlier than his due date.

“The truth is, in many of these cases, we have no idea why this happens… GAPPS’ No. 1 goal is prevention. And in order to prevent premature births, we need answers,” she said.

Anna and Chris co-parent Jack.

6. Beyonce and Jay-Z

Beyonce got candid about the birth of her twins Rumi and Sir in a 2018 Vogue article. The twins were delivered via C-section and according to the singer, she also experienced toxemia or preeclampsia.

The twins are now 4 years old and the couple releases photos of their kids every now and then for a quick glimpse to their followers.

Healthy and Better Kids After Their Premature Birth

Giving birth can be quite scary for moms, most especially when it’s earlier than expected. But with the guidance of medical doctors and support of family members, you’ll have the confidence to raise your child and give them a better life.

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