The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez Welcomes Baby Daughter and Shares Powerful Photos of Her Water Birth
Bekah Martinez announced her pregnancy in October
Bekah Martinez is a mom!
The newborn arrived on Feb. 2 at 10:14 a.m., weighing 7 lbs 10 oz, PEOPLE confirms. Martinez, 23, welcomed her bundle of joy via a water birth at the Natural Birth Center in Los Angeles.
The couple has not yet decided on a name for the baby.
Martinez shared stunning photographs of the moment she welcomed her little one into the world.
In the intimate images, captured by Lauren Guilford, the new mom cradles her just born baby against her chest as proud dad Leonard looks lovingly down at his partner and child.
Leonard, 29, also shared the news on Instagram Monday, posting a slideshow of photos of the baby.
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“#nopicturesplease,” Leonard captioned the shot, which shows the tiny infant covering her face while being breastfed by Martinez.
In the second photo, the baby girl can be seen wearing a grey beanie and grey mittens.
Martinez announced her pregnancy in October, revealing that she learned that she was pregnant three months into her relationship with Leonard.
She said her pregnancy was unplanned, explaining, “I was in disbelief and thought, ‘Is this really happening?'”
She continued, “I immediately called Grayston and then went across the street to the Dollar Tree and bought two more pregnancy tests. They, of course, were both positive.”
Martinez broke the news to Leonard on Father’s Day. She told PureWow, “I was crying … and said, ‘You’re going to be a dad!’ We hugged, and it was the first time we really got to be overjoyed. We were finally able to celebrate and soak up all of that emotion.”
She raved about welcoming a baby, calling it “legitimately a dream come true” and explaining, “It’s the one thing that I’ve known with certainty for so long.”
“I’ve gone back and forth on the idea of marriage and relationships, but I’ve always felt sure that I want to be a mom,” Martinez said.
Last week, Martinez reflected on impending parenthood with a maternity photo that she shared on Instagram.
“Mommy or mamí? 💃🏻,” Martinez joked, admitting that even though she was reaching the end of her baby-to-be’s gestation period at “39 weeks + 5 days” pregnant, she was actually experiencing “super-human patience” as she awaited the arrival of her little one.
“I know my due date is Tuesday, but I am perfectly at peace with going a couple weeks more,” she wrote. “I trust my baby and I trust my body. He or she will come when they’re fully ready for the journey earth-side ✨”
Martinez was a contestant from Arie Luyendyk’s season 22 of The Bachelor in 2018.