Shay Mitchell Opens Up About 'Intense' 33-Hour Labor

Shay Mitchell in labor
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This week, Shay Mitchell officially became a mom. On Sunday, she gave birth to her first child, and now, she's sharing what that experience was like for her. In a new video from her YouTube series, Always Ready, Shay shared her 33-hour labor, and wow, this mama is a serious trooper. 

(For anyone who wants to see what labor and delivery are like without any sugarcoating, this is it.)

  • On Sunday, Shay announced the birth of her baby girl. 

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    So far, she hasn't shared any of the big details -- such as her name -- but it's clear this mama is just enjoying the opportunity to soak up these first days with her little one.

    And is that the cutest hand ever? Those nails. We can't wait to see her face!

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  • Then, on Monday, the vlog documenting her birth went live.

    From what we saw in the video, it looks rough. Shay Mitchell was in labor for more than 33 hours, and because Shay's water broke without her labor progressing, doctors gave her Pitocin, which made her contractions even more painful. 

    Finally, she gave in and got an epidural, and afterward, she seemed to be doing a heck of a lot better -- gotta love modern medicine!

  • In the end, though, Shay made it clear that all 33 hours were worth it to hold her baby girl.

    "This is definitely the most intense experience of my life," Shay said. "We thought being pregnant was a journey? We're realizing it's only just begun." 

    Then, she went on to say that she was "99% excited to meet her" baby, and "1% excited to eat something." We have a feeling there are a lot of mamas out there who have felt that way!

  • So many props to Shay, who was a total champ through what looked like a really difficult labor.

    Yay! We're so glad to see that Shay and her baby are doing well after birth -- now, she gets to join the ranks of so many celebrity moms who have been there.

    We can't wait to find out what her motherhood journey will lead her to next. But first, we're crossing our fingers for lots more baby photos and all the details about her little girl.

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