‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Welcomes Her First Child

Congratulations are in order!

On Saturday, Danielle Brooks welcomed her first child. She shared the first photo of her daughter on Instagram and just look at those baby rolls.

She captioned the post (along with red hearts), "11.16.19. She's perfect."

Although the black-and-white photo gave us just a small peek of the newborn (but a full view of that head of hair), the image got over 500,000 likes. The new mom even received congratulations from celebs like Chrissy Metz, Lena Waithe and Gabrielle Union, along with former costars from OITNB. 

The Orange Is the New Black star announced her pregnancy back in July and confirmed the news on IG. Since then, we've been graced with fab maternity styles on the red carpet, baby bump photoshoots and behind-the-scenes looks at her last trimester. Now we can't wait to see her baby girl all over her feed (or maybe an IG account of her own decked in her mom's style). 

"I'm excited to teach her how to be a woman in this world without worrying about judgment and give her the freedom to be the person that she wants to be," she told People when her pregnancy started. "Then getting to see that person come to life and grow and change their opinions. I'm excited to see this little human!"

Two weeks ago, she went on IG Stories to provide a PSA for mothers-to-be. "When you go to visit someone who just had a baby, which I would be having, help them. Seriously, help them. Do not just come over to see the baby and goo-goo gah-gah in their face. Change a diaper. Do a dish. Wash a dish. Make a dish. Take out the trash. The simplest thing can go a very long way."

We hope Danielle got her wishes when her daughter was born. No more details on the name, but we look forward to following Brooks through her new role as mother. 

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