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Slick Woods

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If you follow model Slick Woods on Instagram, then you know she’s the sassiest, coolest mom out here, and she’s having quite the adventure raising her son, Saphir (whom she shares with fellow model Adonis Basso). It’s crazy to think that when she was carrying him, she was only aware of his existence near the end of her pregnancy.

In a short essay she wrote about motherhood for Vogue UK in preparation for Mother’s Day (which is actually March 31 across the pond), the 22-year-old shared that she didn’t know she was pregnant because she was told long ago that she wouldn’t be able to have kids.

“I was nearly in my last trimester when I found out I was going to have a baby,” she wrote. “I’d always been told I would never be able to have a child naturally, and it was only when my agent told me I was looking kind of chubby in my bikini at Coachella that I visited my doctor. A few appointments later, a nurse was doing a sonogram. There he was: my son. I started crying tears of joy. I had life in me, and felt like I understood the true power of my body for the first time. If I could bring another human being into this world, nothing was out of reach.”

Woods famously went into labor while preparing to close out Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show for New York Fashion Week last September. Her labor experience was quite unique, and it wasn’t just because she went from the runway, dressed in pasties, thigh-high stockings and a slinky piece of lingerie, to the hospital. A few famous faces helped her get through it, including her doula, Erykah Badu.

“My last memory before going into the hospital is of Rihanna spanking me with a whip,” she said. “I was already 2cm dilated when I left the show, and I was in labour for another 18 hours. The delivery room was out of control. There was my agent and my baby’s daddy and Erykah Badu on FaceTime, acting as my doula. Then suddenly there he was: my miracle. I have no words for what it felt like to hold him for the first time.”

Woods said raising Saphir has changed her in some major ways, and also helped her to have the familial situation she’s always wanted.

“Every day since, my son has healed me, invigorated me – and helped me come to terms with my past,” she wrote. “I never had a normal family. Now I’ve created my own. Who knew you could miss someone your whole damn life without ever having met them?”

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