After enduring natural childbirth, Alicia Keys thought she was out of the woods when it came to experiencing pain as a new mom. The singer, who gave birth to son Egypt in October 2010, didn’t realize that breastfeeding wouldn’t be a total walk in the park, however!
“I remember I was in the bed and I couldn’t move because it hurts and there is no way around it,” Alicia Keys explained during an interview with Lifetime’s The Conversation.
“I delivered naturally and I kept asking myself, ‘What is wrong with you?’ You spent hours and hours in labor and delivered naturally but you can’t take some [milk coming in.] They skipped that part; they didn’t tell me about that one.”
The 31-year-old went on to share where her son with Swizz Beatz got his unique name.
“Egypt was a really big important trip for me in my life,” Alicia Keys said. “It came at a certain point where I had been working just endlessly and I really had no idea what it was to take a true vacation and it came to a place where I just really needed it or be on the verge of a break down. So when I went, it was such an uplifting, eye opening, historic, powerful and re-genitive experience that I hold a very fond place for Egypt.”
“So when it came to naming our baby, I fell in love with it, we both loved it and decided like months before he was born.”