Shay Mitchell hugs ‘snuggle buddy’ daughter… after slamming critics who blasted her for leaving baby to party with Drake
She has hit back at critics who blasted her for leaving her newborn at home to party with Drake.
And now Shay Mitchell has shared a glimpse of her precious infant, posting a picture to her Instagram Stories.
‘Snuggle Buddies,’ she captioned the image of herself hugging her daughter.
The image showed a fully made up Shy, smiling euphorically as she clasps her baby close.
A mother’s love: Shay Mitchell hugs ‘snuggle buddy’ daughter… after slamming critics who blasted her for leaving baby to party with Drake
The Pretty Little Liars star found herself on the defensive this week, after she left her child at home to attend Drake star-studded birthday party at Goya Studios in Hollywood on October 23.
The outing came three days after she first announced the birth.
Poking fun at the comments on her Instagram, she shared: ‘I haven’t been really checking my comments that often, but apparently people are really upset that I left three days after having a kid to go out and party.
‘It wasn’t three days and I left her with [my dog] Angel.’
Proud mother: shay announced her child’s birth with this image on October 20
Meanwhile, Shay previously confessed she was worried she was losing her baby when she went into labour.
The 32-year-old actress said: ‘The last time I felt pain like this was not a good experience. I feel a little worried because I haven’t felt the baby move lately.’
However, doctors swiftly put her mind at ease when they put the Doppler ultrasound on her bump and heard a nice, steady, heartbeat.
After being in labour for 13 hours, Shay decided to take Pitocin, a drug which can help strengthen contractions, because she wanted to get things moving faster.
Back on the party circuit: Shay caught the hat when she took a night off from her newborn to attend Drake’s birthday party on September 10
Date night:The Pretty Little Liars star and Matte Babel are seen at the party
Hitting back: The 32-year-old joked that she had abandoned the baby and left her under the care of her dog for the night out
Her doula explained: ‘Pitocin is used to make a labor move faster. The physical experience with the labour is completely different because the Pitocin labour is pretty rough. She’s having a really hard time, she’s struggling.’
Shay eventually decided to have an epidural – an injection in the back to stop pain in part of the body – even though she and her partner Matte Babel had decided against it earlier on in her pregnancy due to the possible complications. Her doula added:
‘Shay’s water has been broken for 30 hours how, which increases the risk of infection. We are really trying to avoid a cesarean and doing everything that we can to help the labour progress.’