Pregnant Shay Mitchell Tears Up Over Potential C-Section

The actress discovered that her baby was breech in the latest episode of her YouTube series, Almost Ready.

By emily belfiore Oct 02, 2019 7:04 PMTags
Shay Mitchell, Pregnancy Vlog, C-Section

Shay Mitchell is in the final leg of her pregnancy and it's bringing more challenges than she could have ever imagined.

The Pretty Little Lies star featured her recent OBGYN appointment on her YouTube series, Almost Ready, during which the actress learned she might have to deliver her baby girl via C-section.

As captured in the episode, Mitchell and her boyfriend, Matte Babel, discovered that their baby was still positioned with her head up and she hadn't turned over following their last check-up. The expectant couple was told that Mitchell would have to undergo an External Cephalic Version (ECV), a procedure where a doctor attempts to turn the fetus externally by pressing on the mother's abdomen, in the coming days, which scared the star.

"I honestly was going in there thinking that everything was good and she was head down," she told Babel. "Now, I have to have an ECV at the hospital, where he will physically push on my belly to move the baby and I don't know how the hell that's gonna go because I had somebody tell me that that was almost just as bad as labor."

But before her big appointment, Mitchell tried some remedies to turn the baby naturally. She went to an acupuncturist, prenatal chiropractor and even tried putting headphones on her stomach—none of which proved to be successful. 

Mitchell broke down in the car ride to her ECV and expressed her fears to Babel of needing to have a C-section. "Even if it doesn't happen today, I don't want to have to do that," she said while holding tears back. "Honestly, it's like, not just the surgery, it's like the recovery time. I cannot be bedridden for however long it's gonna be. I really don't want that. If I'm in bed, I'm gonna go nuts...You can't even lift [the baby] sometimes because it hurts so much." 

Despite her anxiety, Mitchell was able to look on the positive side. "I think Beyoncé had a C-section," she joked. "That's the only thing that's making me feel better, to be honest." 

So, does Mitchell need a C-section? Find out in the video above!