New Mom Tatyana Ali Talks Parenting and Bares Belly in New Maternity Photos

The actress opens up about her fresh little prince.

New mommy Tatyana Ali is loving every bit of motherhood and gushing about it in an exclusive interview with Essence. The actress gave birth to her son, Edward Aszard Rasberry, with her husband, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, on September 16 and has been adjusting quite well.

“It's so much fun… You try to get ready, but nothing can really prepare you for what actually goes on and what it's like,” she explains.

Not only does the Fresh Prince of Bel Air star open up delivering with a doula and posting pics of her own little prince on Instagram, but she shares never-before-seen maternity photos shot by Lance Gross.

On deciding on a doula…

“We decided on it together. I have friends who've had different birth experiences. Some in the hospital, some at birth centers, some at home, and the common denominator was actually having a doula and somebody who's really there as an advocate for both parents, and for the baby, who can come and navigate. Especially because we decided to do it at a hospital, [and the doula helped] to kind of navigate the hospital, what our experience is like, and make sure our wishes were met. She was awesome.”

On sharing pictures of Edward on social media…

“I have thought about it. I think, for now we're being private about Edward. You know, my work is my work and that's not necessarily the life he'll choose. He's just so brand new. So far I haven't posted anything or put any pictures up, but there might be a time where I do feel like it when he's a little bit older.”

Read the complete interview with Tatyana Ali at

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