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November 11, 2019

Tatyana Ali of 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Shares First Glimpse of Her Infant Son Alejandro Vaughn

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Tatyana Ali's first photo with her second son shows how happy she is to be a mother after recently opening up about the trauma she went through giving birth to her first child. 

Tatyana Ali has finally shared the first glimpse of her baby three months after giving birth to him.

Tatyana is all-smiles in the pic as she holds on to one hand of Alejandro. He seems to be awake looking up at his mother. 

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THE BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Fans learned almost two months after the fact that Tatyana gave birth to a son she shares with her husband, Vaughn Rasberry. She delivered Alejandro Vaughn Rasberry on August 15 but the announcement was made via Essence on October 2. 

“Vaughn and I are gushing with joy over the birth of our newest family member,” said Tatyana to the publication. “Our sleepless nights are deliriously fun,” she added. 

Though there was an announcement, there were no pictures of the newborn. Much like the private person she is, Tatyana chose to keep photos of baby Alejandro under wraps for a later time. 

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ALEJANDRO'S FIRST PHOTO

But that time has come and we’re now witnessing how adorable her little one is. Tatyana’s first social media photo of Alejandro doesn’t clearly show his face but we’re relishing whatever we can get. 

In the bedroom pic, mother and son are on the master’s bed. Alejandro, almost-three months, lays on a tiny cot which the happy mom promotes in her caption and calls a DockATot. 

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According to Tatyana the cot is a “game changer” that proved useful to her. “It's been amazing for my new baby boy and my #1 baby product. It travels well and I always have a safe place for Alejandro to lounge, rest and play,” she writes. 

Tatyana is all-smiles in the pic as she holds on to one hand of Alejandro. He seems to be awake looking up at his mother. 

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It must be a great time in the Rasberry household since welcoming the new addition to their family. Vaughn and Tatyana are also parents to Edward Aszard who was born in September 2016. 

“There were people everywhere but no one to help me deliver. After the suction cup on my baby’s head failed repeatedly, I feared for his safety and finally asked for a c-section." 

THE TRAUMA OF HER FIRST CHILDBIRTH

Tatyana shed light recently on the importance of her birth journey and why she opted for a midwife to preside over her second child’s delivery.  

In an essay written for Essence, she revealed her harrowing experience the first time she gave birth. She blamed the lack of care given to Black women as opposed to White women when it came to delivering children. 

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Tatyana recalled how what she thought was a low-risk normal delivery turned into a “circus.”

“One doctor slammed his forearm on top of my belly in order to force my son down as though I were a tube of toothpaste,” she recounted

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The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" alum further described,

“There were people everywhere but no one to help me deliver. After the suction cup on my baby’s head failed repeatedly, I feared for his safety and finally asked for a c-section. By the time they rolled me into the OR, I had passed out completely from the trauma of the Zavanelli maneuver.”

A BETTER EXPERIENCE THE SECOND TIME AROUND

Due to the trauma she and her husband experienced, Tatyana advocated for the Black Mama’s Matter Alliance which aimed to reduce Black maternal mortality rates. This also prompted her to opt for homebirth for Alejandro in the presence of a Black midwife. 

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Tatyana appreciated the warmth and genuine care she received from her midwife before, during, and after she delivered Alejandro.  No wonder Tatyana has a natural glow in her latest pic. She looks relaxed and at ease. 

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