AceShowbiz - Camila Coelho is officially a mom. The Brazilian fashion and beauty influencer made use of her social media account to break the news that her first child, a baby boy, had been born to the world earlier this month.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, August 7, Camila revealed, "Kai Coelho - born 8/5/22 at 8:52pm. We are so grateful he is healthy and here with us." She additionally treated her followers to a few black-and-white pictures from the emotional day.
One picture saw Kai holding on to his dad Icaro Coelho's hand. Another snap, meanwhile, saw Icaro affectionately holding the newborn baby. It also featured a video of Camila crying "tears of happiness" upon hearing her son cry "after almost 24 hours in labor."
Camila first announced she was expecting back in March as she called the experience a "dream come true." The 34-year-old beauty went on to say, "It has truly been the happiest 23 weeks of my life," she wrote on Instagram alongside photos from a maternity shoot she did for Vogue Brazil. "After a sensitive journey, with so much fear and many frustrations, God has blessed us with the most special gift in life, the one we have dreamed of the most - OUR BABY!!!"
Camila and Icaro revealed the sex of their baby in video in which they were seen holding party poppers filled with blue confetti. "I've had my opinions since day one," she shared at the time. "In my heart, I always thought it was a boy."
Camila's road to motherhood wasn't an easy one as she opened up that she privately battled epilepsy for 20 years. "I've always dreamt about being a mom and having kids," the Elaluz founder claimed in an interview with Women's Health in 2021. "I've known since I was young that I would have to plan it and work with doctors because anti-seizure medicine can add risks to pregnancy, like potentially causing birth defects."
However, Camila shared that after she revealed her epilepsy diagnosis, a lot of fellow women reached out to her to open up about their own stories getting pregnant and having healthy children despite having epilepsy. "Those stories gave me hope and comforted my heart," she noted. "There were also people who reached out to me telling me that I had inspired them to share their own stories, and this made opening up (though it took me a while) so worth it."