Oh no! 90 Day Fiancé fans have been super worried about Paul Staehleand Karine Martins Staehle. Just one day after the birth of their first child — a baby boy named Pierre — the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star took to Instagram to share a cryptic message where he asked for prayers. But now, in a series of now-deleted social media posts, the 35-year-old revealed what exactly is going on — baby Pierre was born with a medical condition called jaundice that is still keeping him hospitalized three days after his birth. Scroll through the gallery below to find out more about baby Pierre’s health complications.
“I’m very happy, very excited,” Paul told Us Weekly. “I’m also very nervous and want to do everything the best that I can and do everything right. Everyone keeps asking how it feels to be a dad. Anyone can make a baby, but going through the day-to-day process of being a father is going to be a new experience. I’m very happy, very honored and very privileged and I want to make sure I do my absolute best for Pierre.”
“I am fine, and happy, even with the hard time I have had,” Karine added. “And I am recovering well, but I am still very weak. It was super hard, but now everything is fine because the baby is calm and he is breastfeeding well.”
“Now that the official announcement has been made finally, we are allowed to post updates without breaking any contracts,” Paul wrote on Facebook. “Karine began [to have] severe pains on Wednesday. [She] started dilating Thursday and was admitted into the hospital on Thursday. Pierre was born on Friday. But we were instructed to keep everything secret.”
“Only one person is allowed to be with her. Her mother is by her side,” Paul continued. “She was in severe pain as of Thursday. Labor took much longer than expected. Karine was given absolutely no pain medications. Even when they performed an episiotomy.”
Infant jaundice is a common liver condition among newborns which causes the baby’s skin and the whites of their eyes to appear to have a yellow discoloration, according to MayoClinic. It occurs when there is an excess of bilirubin [yellow pigment of red blood cells] in the baby’s blood and the baby’s liver is not developed enough to properly filter the bilirubin from the bloodstream.
“Per our NDA we all were not allowed to discuss anything until this point,” Paul added. “We apologize for leaving everyone in the dark and having to bend truths and all of us lie on some things to protect our NDA.”
Paul also shared another update on Pierre on his Instagram Story. “Pierre is receiving treatment. Unfortunately, he will be hospitalized longer than expected,” Paul wrote. “His release is being delayed until his condition improves. Prayers please.”