Kelis, 40, gives birth to a baby girl after “intense” labor

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Kelis welcomed her third child.

The Milkshake hitmaker, 40, took to Instagram on Saturday to share the exciting news with her fans by revealing that she welcomed a baby girl after ‘hard’ labor and that she plans to document her weight loss journey after pregnancy.

Kelis’ announcement came just over a month after announcing that she was due for her third child, as she joked that she needed a ‘table for 5’.

Baby News! Kelis announced that she has given birth to her third child, as she took to Instagram to tell fans that she welcomed a baby girl after ‘hard’ labor

In the video, Kelis told her fans, “Hey, so I was kinda MIA… but for a very good reason because I just had my baby.

“And it was intense. I’ve been thinking a lot and I’m usually a very private person, with my personal life, but I kind of wanted to get my family to talk about all of these things about women that we go through that no one really tells us about.

“So I had my baby a week ago and I had a daughter by the way – so excited about it – her first daughter!” I wanted to involve you in my process.

Exciting: The Milkshake hitmaker took to Instagram on Saturday to share the exciting news with her fans as she revealed her plans to document her post-pregnancy weight loss

Exciting: The Milkshake hitmaker took to Instagram on Saturday to share the exciting news with her fans as she revealed her plans to document her post-pregnancy weight loss

Challenges: Kelis explained that she was unable to exercise for six weeks after giving birth, so she planned to revise her diet to lose weight after pregnancy

Challenges: Kelis explained that she was unable to exercise for six weeks after giving birth, so she planned to revise her diet to lose weight after pregnancy

Kelis went on to explain that, unable to exercise for six weeks after giving birth, she planned to focus on her diet to get back to her target weight.

She added, “I can’t work out for the next six weeks and I don’t want to resort to spandex for the rest of my life, I want to show you how I plan to get back into my waist jeans. high, with just food, no exercise, and with just food.

“When they weighed me, I was 236, big girl, from where I was, my girl was a big baby! So I have about 60, 50 to 60 pounds left to lose so I can tuck into my high waist jeans.

“Next week I want to start with the personal care, get my skin back and put everything back into the suppleness and suppleness that we want it to always be. “

Determined: She added: 'When they weighed me I was 236, big girl, from where I was, my daughter was a big baby!  So I have about 50-60 pounds left to lose '

Determined: She added, “When they weighed me, I was 236, big girl, from where I was, my girl was a big baby!” So I have about 50-60 pounds left to lose ‘

Slimming: Kelis also shared a glimpse of her figure a week after giving birth for the third time, as she revealed her intention to slim down

Slimming: Kelis also shared a glimpse of her figure a week after giving birth for the third time, as she revealed her intention to slim down

Stepping away from the camera to show her figure a week after giving birth, she added, “I want to show you where we are. Just so you can see it’s the real deal. Showed her figure.

“I’m going to do everything with food, and I want to show you how to do it with herbs and spices and anti-inflammatories.

The new mother then wrote a long caption, writing, “I had a baby !!!! I will take you with me as much as possible on my plane to get back to myself!

“I mean all of the things that women often go through in silence and the intensity of the process of finding the parts of your old self that we value most while embracing all that is new and beautiful. “

In August, Kelis announced that she was expecting her third child, in an Instagram post promoting a home pregnancy test brand.

“Chef Kelis – table for 5 please. We’re adding one more! ‘the singer, songwriter and conductor wrote in the caption.

Congratulations!  In August, Kelis announced that she was expecting her third child, in an Instagram post promoting a home pregnancy test brand.

Congratulations! In August, Kelis announced that she was expecting her third child, in an Instagram post promoting a home pregnancy test brand.

The Harlem-born artist continued, “Happy to report that I expect and partner with @firstresponsepregnancy as they are committed to supporting healthy and fair pregnancy journeys and understand the importance of a stimulating environment for black women and mothers. ‘

Later in the caption, Kelis – whose full name is Kelis Rogers – voiced concerns that “we still live in a country where black women have historically had the highest maternal mortality rates.”

The Grammy-nominated singer has two sons: Knight, eleven, with ex Nas, and Shepherd, four, with husband Mike Mora.

Widen the brood:

Widen the brood: “Chef Kelis – table for 5 please.” We’re adding one more! ‘wrote the star in his caption

Growing family: The Grammy-nominated singer has two sons: Knight, eleven, with ex Nas, and Shepherd, four, with husband Mike Mora (pictured)

Growing family: The Grammy-nominated singer has two sons: Knight, eleven, with ex Nas, and Shepherd, four, with husband Mike Mora (pictured)

The singer also recently revealed that it was her children who convinced her to take part in The Masked Singer earlier this year.

She said, “They just thought it was the best thing and said you absolutely should do it, they were all about it. “

The singer was unmasked as Daisy character in January after losing to Monster in the last two.

Performer: The singer also recently revealed that it was her children who convinced her to take part in The Masked Singer earlier this year.  Kelis seen here during a 2018 concert

Performer: The singer also recently revealed that it was her children who convinced her to take part in The Masked Singer earlier this year. Kelis seen here during a 2018 concert

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