Ashley Tisdale says her experience giving birth to daughter Jupiter on March 23 was "powerful and life changing"

By Jen Juneau
March 30, 2021 12:38 PM
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale
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Ashley Tisdale is reflecting on her "amazing labor experience" with daughter Jupiter Iris.

Marking her baby girl's 1-week birthday, the actress and singer shared a collection of photos and a video from her time in the hospital, and opened up in the caption about how happy she was with how the day played out.

"When they say it takes a village it truly does," wrote Tisdale, 35. "I had an amazing labor experience, of course there was pain but I set my intentions that morning and it was exactly how I wanted Jupiter to enter the world."

The High School Musical alum went on to say in her Tuesday post that her intentions consisted of setting a "calm" and "peaceful" environment, while "letting go of fear and being super present."

"I honestly couldn't have had that mindset if it werent for my amazing doula @lbreggy, she was the game changer," Tisdale continued. "Flameless candles, fairy lights, massages, but it's her presence that calms you."

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Tisdale also praised her "badass" doctor, explaining, "I trusted that I could let go of any fears because I knew if something came up she could handle it," as well as the nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she gave birth.

"And of course my amazing husband @cmfrench who at times I looked at in my deepest pain and I could see he was scared but his calming nature and breathing techniques help me calm down," she wrote of husband Christopher French.

"It was just amazing for both @cmfrench and I to see all these women cheering me on. It was powerful and life changing," she concluded.

Tisdale and French, 39, welcomed baby Jupiter on March 23. To announce her daughter's birth, the new mom shared a black-and-white photo holding her newborn's hand, writing that Jupiter has "arrived earth side."

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The former Disney Channel star shared another adorable glimpse of her newborn on Saturday, posting a photo of the top of the baby girl's head.

"Drops of Jupiter," she captioned the sweet snap.

Tisdale also raved about French, whom she married in 2014, as he attempted to master the art of the swaddle. "But seriously how sweet is he? Best dad," she wrote alongside a black-and-white video on her Instagram Story.