Meghan Trainor Says Nurses Implied That Antidepressants Affected Her Newborn Son: ‘He Just Wouldn’t Wake Up’

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Recording artist Meghan Trainor recently recalled an experience in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) when she said nurses implied her antidepressant usage led to negative effects for her newborn son.

The “All About That Bass” singer revealed details of the birth of her now 16-month-old son, Riley, during a new interview with Romper. She said while the baby was in the NICU, he would often have trouble waking up for feedings, which she claims the nurses attributed to her taking antidepressants during pregnancy.

“They kept asking me if I was on antidepressants during the pregnancy, and I was, but on the lowest dose possible, and all my doctors said it was safe and wouldn’t affect him,” Trainor said during the interview.

“It was really f***ed up. They had no name for what was wrong. He just wouldn’t wake up,”  the 28-year-old star continued. “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?'”

Elsewhere in the interview, Trainor talked about wanting to homeschool her son, who she shares with husband Daryl Sabara. 

“I want to hire a preschool teacher that will be able to teach emotions,” she said of her goals for homeschooling. “How to handle it when you want to freak out and scream, because they don’t usually do that.”

Trainor said her desire to homeschool comes from her experience as a child and her fear of violence at school.

“Not to get dark here, but [in regular schools, you have to worry about] guns and all that stuff. I don’t really want to send my kids somewhere where I’m just like, ‘Hope to see you later!’ It’s horrible,” she explained.

“Everyone tells me, ‘You can’t keep your kid in a bubble,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, but I can.'”

Trainor made headlines recently for the revelation that she has two toilets side by side in one of her bathrooms, a rumor which she explained in more detail during the conversation with Romper. 

The “Bad for Me” artist said after giving birth, she and her husband were up every two hours tending to the baby and were often fighting for the bathroom. So she replaced an existing bidet with another toilet for convenience.

“I’d be like, ‘I have to piss! Move it!’” she explained. “…it’s my favorite part of the house.”

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