Meghan Trainor says hospital nurses probed her about taking antidepressants during pregnancy: 'All my doctors said it was safe'

Meghan Trainor is opening up about a difficult experience she had after giving birth to her son, Riley.

In an interview with Romper, the "All About That Bass" singer, 28, recalled when her newborn was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after she had a C-section because he was struggling to wake up to feed.

"It was really f***ed up. They had no name for what was wrong. He just wouldn't wake up," she said. "They said, 'It's really up to Riley when he wants to wake up.' I'd be like 'Really? Can't you just zap him and get him up?'"

Trainor, who shares her son with husband Daryl Sabara, said she felt as if hospital nurses were suggested she was to blame.

"They kept asking me if I was on antidepressants during the pregnancy, and I was, but on the lowest dose possible," she said. "All my doctors said it was safe and wouldn't affect him."

Thankfully, Riley is now happy and healthy. These days, Trainor is seeking out parenting advice from her circle of famous mom friends, like Hilary Duff and Ashley Tisdale.

"I got lucky. All the moms in our group are so cool," she said. "The other day I texted them like, 'My butt is acting up,' and someone sent me their butt doctor — literally saved my ass. I was just with Hailey Bieber and was like, 'The best thing you can do when you have a baby is find a group of moms and join them.' It's our lifelines."

Trainor has spoken about her difficult pregnancy and delivery in the past.

While recounting her birthing experience on the podcast Not Skinny but Not Fat, the singer explained that, because Riley was breech, doctors performed a C-section. When he was finally free, she remembers not hearing him cry.

"It was seven minutes of getting him out of there — and you feel movement and you smell it and you hear it — and then they popped him out," she remembered. "It was like the biggest pimple I ever popped, and I’m waiting for [him to] cry and I got no cry.

"I finally said, 'Where is that cry?' And they were like, 'So, he’s not doing so good,'" she said. "Then my husband was like, 'Well, can she see him? And they were like, 'No we should really go.' And then some nurse grabbed [Riley], showed him to me, I got my picture and they left."

Despite the challenges, the singer knows how capable she is.

"I'm a badass," she told Yahoo Life last year about being a mother. "I didn't know how strong I was. A lot of people are like, 'Wow, you're so tough and strong.' And I'm always in my head [thinking], No, I'm so weak. What do you mean? And I also feel like 16 and Pregnant — I feel so young in my head."

"Because of going to the doctor appointments by myself, I had to really become an adult and I'm very impressed with myself," she added of her pregnancy. "I know now that I can achieve anything. I'm like, if I can get through that C-section, man, I can do anything."

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