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  • Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Welcome Their Baby Boy!

    Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford are officially parents.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Today, September 10, Coleen Garcia, and Billy Crawford welcomed their first child, a baby boy whom they named Amari. The new mom achieved her preferred birth experience, delivering her son via water birth at home

    "There’s so much I wanna say, but for now, I just want to praise God for being so so good. Thank you, Lord, for our beautiful Amari," Coleen says in her Instagram post.

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    In the photos that the new mom shared, she can be seen in the birthing pool holding Amari. Billy is also present and is seen kissing her tenderly in a couple of photos.

    The last two photos shows Billy cradling their baby boy. Coleen's beloved pet, Tamomo, is also captured looking at the new parents!

    On her Instagram stories, Coleen also shared a few more snippets of her birth. She was in active labor for four hours and gave birth this morning to Amari at 6:33 a.m.

    Coleen shares she waited an extra hour for the placenta to come out.
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    Before giving birth, Billy already can't express in words the gratitude he feels for his beautiful wife and mom-to-be. He described Coleen as the "toughest and the strongest woman" he knows. 

    "Thanks for your sacrifices, patience, love, care, worries, and strength. My only prayer in life is to turn out to be a great father but an even greater husband. I love you, my Queen," Billy wrote. 

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    Coleen pushed through with an unmedicated water birth with husband Billy by her side.
    PHOTO BY Instagram/coleen
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    Coleen decided to give birth via a home water birth in their bedroom. Because of a pandemic, hospitals do not allow husbands or companions inside the delivery room. That was a "deal breaker" for her. She wanted Billy, and even her dog, to be with her as they welcome the new addition to the family.

    Giving birth at home was also in tune with her whole lifestyle. Coleen has just been used to doing things the natural way, including getting her prenatal vitamin by eating healthy food. Still, her birth team prepared for any emergency that may come up. 

    During pregnancy, Coleen also preparing for breastfeeding, eating food that can aid in lactating and taking classes about caring for a baby. Now that baby Amari has finally arrived, she can apply the things she learned.

    Congratulations, Coleen and Billy!

    This story was updated on September 10 at 5:57 p.m.

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