Beyonce Addresses Baby Drama & Denies a Diva Delivery


labor and deliveryNot even four days old yet, and little Blue Ivy Carter has racked up more controversy than a Kardashian can in an entire year. From her name to how she was born, she has been baptized by drama, and there's been a fiery backlash at Beyonce and Jay-Z for just how they brought her into the world.

From her scheduled c-section, which irritated proponents of vaginal births, to her diva-like ways that included renting out entire hospital wing for $1.3 million, with all the reports being bandied about, Beyonce hasn't won many points for mom of the year. Throw in the "fact" that her high security needs actually prevented other families from seeing their own newborns, and there has been some downright nasty backlash being sent Beyonce's way.

Only now, she says none of what's been reported is true.

In a statement, the couple shot down the notion that she had a c-section, and stated that Blue Ivy was "delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs." I suppose a surrogate could have delivered her naturally, but that's a whole other rumor.

The hospital stood up against the rest of the allegations and issued a statement saying the rumor that they paid $1.3 million for an entire floor "is simply not true." Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Director Frank Danza went on to say:

The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family.

He also said everything was done to cause the least amount of disruption to the other patients as well and that no one was prohibited from seeing their babies because of the famous birth.

No security plan that we or the Carters' security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the NICU, and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.

I suppose if I was skeptical, I could think this is just a bunch of quick public relations cleanup. That anyone can lie, and if you have enough cash you can get anyone to say the right things. But I really want to believe they're telling the truth.

It is hard to believe I suppose that such a private person like Beyonce would actually have labored in front of all the nurses and doctors who could run to a tabloid any minute. But I want to think that for this once-in-a-lifetime event she put any of those fears aside, and just did what she thought was best for her baby, tabloids be damned.

So until someone comes up with some hard evidence -- a picture of her c-section scar perhaps -- that they're not speaking the truth, I'm going to choose to believe the best about their birth experience and about them. Because really when it comes to something as beautiful as bringing a new life into the world, it's a pretty good time to give the benefit of the doubt.

Where do you think the truth lies about Blue Ivy Carter's birth?

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kelti... kelticmom

Can someone please explain why it's any of our effing business anyway, how, when, where she gave birth????


I think if I were as high profile as Beyonce's, I'd have arranged for a home birth with all the medical equipment and personnel of the hospital- I mean, why go to the hospital when you could ensure privacy and bring the hospital to you if you're having a vaginal delivery? I'm assuming it'd be against rules to do a c-section at home.

cocob... cocobeannns

I think it just goes to show that money can buy anything these days, including one's morals. Clearly they paid the hospital millions of dollars, thus why the hospital staff is denying all allegations against them.

linzemae linzemae

I think the baby was by surrogate

nonmember avatar Tonya

I could care less how someone else births their baby as long as it's safe for baby. BUT, having had one vaginally and one via an emergency c-section, I'd sure caution women to double think choosing a c-section without a valid medical reason. Scar tissue seven years after my c-section caused me serious medical issues.

nonmember avatar Jennifer

Thank you! After seeing all the hateful, mean comments on a couple of other articles, I am glad that someone is refusing to pass judgment without some actual facts to back up all the drama.

I feel a little sad that when Beyonce finally comes out with a statement to the press, it's done to correct assumptions as to how she delivered her baby. As if it matters! Seriously, what business is it of ANYONE'S whether she had a c-section or delivered vaginally or what she and Jay-Z name their child?

If her security people or the hospital staff mistreated anyone else who was there, then that is a shame, and that should be addressed appropriately. But I'm pretty sure she wasn't there orchestrating their every move. Probably she was a little too busy, what with having a baby and all.

And, quite honestly, with the amount of ridiculous attention this has all drawn, it seems like it was pretty reasonable for her and Jay-Z to be concerned about their privacy and security.

ashja ashja

I'm also leaning toward surrogate

nonmember avatar kay

I think people just feel better about themselves when they can point out te shortcomings of others. Can anyone really remember where they read that she had a scheduled c-section and would you call that (probably some blog) a reliable source? What about the $1.3 million to rent the floor? What about the irate parents that couldn't see their own baby? Seriously people, think about where you read these rumors and consider the source. The actual parents and HOSPITAL made official statements yet some people will still attach their faith to a blog with an unknown author. And don't get me started on the wackos that believe that her pregnancy didn't even exist. You people are truly the biggest losers of all.

corbi... corbins-story

I think she didn't even carry the baby! I think they did buy out the hospital and prevent parents from seeing their NICU babies. I think she's rich enough she should have had the baby at home, or I should say, her surrogate should have had the baby at home!

I'm mad because I've been the NICU parent and the allegations are infuriating. A lot of NICU babies are sick and may not live another day and she prevented those parents from seeing their babies. Could she live with it if she had prevented a parent from seeing their child that died while they were waiting to pass security??? I doubt it. 

Torra... TorranceMom

Surrogate, huh? Haven't heard that one till now. If she was capable of carrying the child herself, I wonder why she went that route?

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