Vicki Gunvalson's Daughter Briana Welcomes Third Son with Husband Ryan Culberson: 'He's Perfect!'

Briana Culberson is a mom of three!

The 33-year-old daughter of The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson welcomed her third child with husband Ryan Culberson, son Hank Ryan, on Tuesday morning, according to a birth announcement shared on Instagram.

"At 9:37 AM I cut a cord!" Ryan captioned a photo of the newborn. "Mom and son are doing amazing! I’m pumped!!!"

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On Thursday, Ryan revealed that the baby boy weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 20 inches at the time of birth.

"He’s perfect! ❤️ Hank Ryan," the proud dad wrote alongside another picture of his son.

The couple's new addition joins their sons Owen, 6, and Troy, 8.

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Ryan announced the happy pregnancy news on Instagram back in April, sharing a photo of five safety pins, resembling their growing family.

Alongside two of the larger safety pins were small ones, representing Troy and Owen. Inside one of the bigger safety pins was a tiny one for the baby on the way.

"With all the bad news going on in the world hopefully this brings a smile to your face (even if it's behind a mask)," Ryan captioned the post, in reference to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

He also revealed the baby's due month, adding, "November can't come soon enough!"

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The couple revealed they were going to welcome a third son the following month, with Ryan sharing a video of what appeared to be a muzzleloader firing a puff of blue smoke into an empty field.

In another video, a small explosion could be seen from above a wooded area before blue smoke emerged.

"It's a ??? 💖 💙" Ryan teased in the caption, before posting three blue heart emojis in the comments section.

Gunvalson, 58, raved about her daughter's growing family, commenting, "Congratulations Culberson's!!!" Replied Ryan to his mother-in-law, "Thank you!"

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Prospective parents’ mental health linked to premature births

Both a mother’s and father’s mental health are associated with increased risk that their baby will be born premature, a new study has found.

The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in EClinicalMedicine, found men with persistent mental health problems through adolescence and young adulthood were more likely to have a baby born premature. Women with anxiety and depression during pregnancy were more likely to have a preterm birth.

Study co-lead MCRI’S and Deakin University’s Dr. Elizabeth Spry said prior to this study the impact of maternal and paternal mental health history on offspring preterm birth and birth weight was unknown.

The study involved 398 women and 267 men from the Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study (VIHCS), who were assessed over 15 years for anxiety and depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood and during subsequent pregnancies.

Dr. Spry said that fathers were often neglected in research on children’s early growth and development.

“We found that men with persistent mental health symptoms in the decades leading up to pregnancy were more likely to have premature babies. Our study joins growing evidence of the important role that fathers play in the health and development of their children, and suggests that these links begin well before babies are conceived,” she said.

“Most research on children’s early development has focused on mums. This means that public health recommendations are also almost entirely focused on what mums should and shouldn’t do when planning pregnancy or having a child. In contrast, men receive very little guidance or support.”

Study co-lead, King’s College London’s Dr. Claire Wilson, said understanding how mental health problems starting in adolescence affect birth outcomes could open up new opportunities for the prevention of premature birth.

“Mental health may affect parental reproductive biology and antenatal pathways and can have an impact on genetic and environmental influences such as substance use and nutrition, which could be linked to a baby’s development,” she said.

“Pre-term birth is common and is a leading cause of infant deaths worldwide, but the underlying causes have been largely unknown. Early and mid-late preterm birth can carry lifelong effects on health and development such as visual and hearing impairments and poor health and growth.”

MCRI Professor George Patton said the findings further strengthened the need for expanding preconception mental health care to both men and women, prior to them becoming parents.

“The findings emphasize a need for coordinated care between child and adolescent, adult and specialist perinatal health services,” he said.

“Intervention in adolescence is likely to yield benefits not only for parents’ own continuing mental health, but also for their child’s development, both by reducing the risk of premature birth and promoting positive engagement and nurturing care across the early years of life.”

Professor Patton said prospective parent’s mental health had also suffered during COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns.

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It's a Girl! Haley & Michaels Welcome Daughter Keira Harmony After 'Really Scary' Birth

Haley & Michaels just went from a duo to a trio.

The country act — comprised of husband and wife Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels — welcomed their first child together, daughter Keira Harmony Michaels, on Sept. 16 in Nashville, they reveal to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 1:17. a.m. after mom Haley's 27-hour labor and delivery, Keira weighed in at 5 lbs., 10 oz.

"It's so surreal," Michaels, 43, tells PEOPLE. "I keep looking down at her in disbelief like is she a real thing or is this a dream? We're in that dreamlike state with her. I could sit here and drink coffee and hold her for the next 30 years."

The couple originally expected their baby girl to arrive in early October, but Haley, 34, had to be induced at 38 weeks due to her low amniotic fluid levels and the baby's small size.

"It looked like it was starting to get safer for her to be outside of the womb than inside it," Haley explains. "That end period of time was really scary, because we just didn't know what was going on. It's like one minute we're going in for the ultrasound, and the next minute they're like, 'Hey, make sure your bags are packed because I think you're going to get a call, and it's probably today that you go in.' "

She adds, "Luckily that part was a very short amount of time with regards to the whole pregnancy, which, overall, was a really great experience."

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As soon as they got the call to go in to the hospital, Haley says she told Michaels, "We're having a baby today."

"It actually ended up being two days later, because we went in really late on Monday night and didn't deliver until early Wednesday," she says. "But I was so excited to meet her. I really tried to lean into the excitement instead of the fear. That, I felt, was productive because there was nothing I could do. I put all of my energy into thinking about getting to see her face for the first time."

When Keira finally arrived, the couple — who married in 2015 — couldn't have been more excited to hold her for the first time.

"It was the most amazing experience of my whole life," Haley says. "They put her skin to skin on my chest right after she was born, and it was like my heart completely opened up to a new level that I didn't know was possible. It was just incredible. Her eyes were wide open, and she was so incredibly alert. She was staring right at us, which I didn't expect, so that was really powerful."

Michaels says the whole experience was totally different than anything he'd ever seen in the movies.

"In the movies, they portray it like it's super melodramatic — and I'm sure for a lot of people, it is — but I had no experience with this," he says. "I hadn't really held a baby before. When she came out, she was very calm and so of course I'm like, 'It's all the meditating that we did during the pregnancy!' "

"She was super chill," he adds. "She was like a little Buddha. So I was tripping about that, but then also, we had done a lot of research on connections. I really wanted to make eye contact with her because that's something that we've heard is really helpful. Shannon and I basically just surrounded her with our faces, and she could see that she was loved and supported."

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Due to Keira's early arrival, Haley admits they're still a bit in that "frantic new parent mode."

"The sleep deprivation is real," she says. "She's an awesome baby, but she does not love to be laid down on her own. So we actually have not both been asleep at the same time since we brought her home. We've been up, passing her off every hour and a half during the night. We are both sharing sleep duty, big time."

"We have a hard time setting her down," Michaels adds. "Other than the fact that she doesn't really want to sleep, I don't think either of us really wants to put her down. We almost have to say, 'Okay, why don't you take a nap and let me hold her?' "

Michaels also got a speed course in diaper changing.

"Ryan had never changed a diaper before and until she was born, he was pretty convinced that he wasn't going to do it," Haley says. "But now he gets really excited every time that she has a dirty diaper, like, 'Yay, I get to do it.' So that's nice."

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Haley and Michaels decided on the first name Keira because of their love of the U.K.

"Keira is a name that we've always loved," Michaels says. "We decided to go with the U.K. spelling of the name because we've had so much support and so many wonderful experiences with new friends and fans over there. We wanted to tip our hat across the pond."

They chose the middle name Harmony because of its double meaning.

"We wanted something musical, but we also love the double meaning, especially today with the world being what it is," Haley says. "We wanted to bring harmony into the world. Also, we first connected over our voices blending together, and the harmony between our voices, so we wanted to pass that sentiment down to her."

Keira even has her first percussion credit on a song already, since her parents included the sound of her heart beat, which Haley recorded on her iPhone during an ultrasound appointment, on the breakdown of the chorus of their new song "Born Yesterday."

"On the way over to my appointment, Ryan was like, 'Hey, do me a favor, record the heartbeat because I have this idea,' " Haley recalls. "I was like, 'I know what you're thinking.' It was so fun. I told my OB, 'You're going to get an engineering credit on this … can I record the heartbeat?' "

When they turned in all of their forms for the song to Sony, Michaels says they snuck in Keira's name in the credits.

"We were listing all the musicians, and we just snuck it in," he says. "It was funny because we had kept her name a total secret. We are friends with the people that we work with, but we just slid it into the bottom, under the drummer, like additional percussion."

Haley and Michaels first came up with the idea for "Born Yesterday" ahead of their baby girl's arrival.

"I had the idea for 'Born Yesterday' from the double meaning of it with the literal sense of being born yesterday and wanting her to stay little forever," Haley says. "I wish you could stay born yesterday, just in terms of the world and what you have to figure out through hardships. We wanted to write that message to her, but also that she's her own person and that she's strong and she'll figure things out herself. We're always there to help guide her. That's the sentiment that we wanted to put into the song."

Michaels says they always love writing songs that are "personal," like "Giving It All (To You)," which they wrote about their wedding vows.

"We like being vulnerable and honest with the listeners," he says. "I think the songs that inspired us to make music did that for us. We're both lead singers, and we have conversations in songs. In this case, having both parents represented, I think adds a special layer for us and the lyrics couldn't be more autobiographical."

In the week since Keira Harmony's birth, Haley and Michaels say they've already felt a surge of inspiration.

"I can already feel my emotions being really raw, and I feel very vulnerable," Haley says. "I think that it's a really amazing time to take advantage of feeling things so deeply. I really hope to write music while I'm in that state. I think it would be incredible to see what comes out."

Though they're both focused on the present, they're also looking forward to the future.

"My favorite thing, which I'm sure will go on forever, is just watching her experience things for the first time ever in her life," Haley says. "We showed her a tree the other day, and she looked at it like it was the most amazing thing in the world. Who knows if she actually knew what was happening, but it's so fun to think every single thing is the first time that she's ever doing it. So for me, I'm just eating that up. I think I'll feel that way forever."

Michaels adds: "I'm looking forward to being her date to the prom."






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