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Jordin Sparks Reveals Her Baby’s Umbilical Cord Was ‘Wrapped Around His Neck Twice’

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*“American Idol” alum Jordin Sparks has revealed that her son, Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr., was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, but fortunately, a midwife was on hand to quickly take care of the situation, PEOPLE reports.

Three days after 28-year-old Sparks and her 25-year-old husband Dana Isaiah welcomed their first child on May 2, she opened up about the all-natural water birth.

“I went to a birth center,” Sparks told PEOPLE on Saturday at the premiere of her new film “Show Dogs.”

“It’s actually right across from Cedars Sinai here in L.A., so just in case anything happened, if there’s complications that arise, they actually would escort us over to the hospital.”

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Although her husband caught the baby without incident, Sparks explained that “it was a good thing” there was a midwife nearby “because the umbilical cord was wrapped around [the baby’s] neck twice.”

“I didn’t see it because I was facing the other way,” Sparks explained, adding that at the time her husband “was just like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ ”

“He said it almost looked like a scarf — it was wrapped around his neck and bod,” the singer continued, adding that while her husband was holding their newborn son, the midwife “got [the umbilical cord] off really quickly.”

“Then he was good to go,” she added. “‘[He] took his first breath and then [her husband] handed him to me.”

Opening up about the moment she first held her newborn son, Sparks said, “It was just this incredibly miraculous, beautiful moment that I don’t know could ever be duplicated or replicated. Like you see it in movies, how emotional people get, but until you are actually sitting there it’s beyond anything I’ve ever felt in my life.”

“Ahhh, I’m getting chills just thinking about it,” the new mother added.

The singer also revealed that since the birth of her son: “Everything changed, but almost nothing either, because this is what I was meant to do. I was meant to bring him into this world, and to be his mom,” she said. “My brother asked me yesterday, ‘Are you ready for your life to not be about you anymore?’ ”

“I stopped for a second and thought, ‘I have lived a lot of life in the last 28 years,’ ” she added. “I have lived a lot and seen a lot. I am okay about it being about someone else from now on, I am good with that.”

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