Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Counting On star, decided that a home birth for her daughter Felicity was not an option, because she felt uncomfortable birthing outside of a birth center or hospital. People shared the exclusive news.
Jinger's mother and quite a few of her sisters gave birth to their children while at home. She watched a few of the women give birth and she said that they had really long and uncomfortable labors. A home birth wasn't something that she was really interested in doing for the birth of her baby, Felicity. Jinger originally wanted to have a natural birth, because that was something that her sisters and her mother had. It was important for her to explore the natural birth options.
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Jinger ended up giving birth at a birth center. She felt more comfortable delivering in a birth center because they had everything that they would need to provide a safe environment for the mom and baby. Birth centers are a little more relaxed than hospitals because they provide a home-like setting without actually being at home.
Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger's husband, said that they chose the birth center because it was really close to their home as well as the hospital. He knew that they were close to the hospital if Felicity needed to go for any additional medical care. They also chose the birth center because it was an all natural center and would not administer any drugs to Jinger during the entire labor process. However, when the time came to actually deliver Felicity, Jinger was admitted to the hospital. She was not dilating and was not progressing. Jinger was given Pitocin to increase the contractions and was also given an epidural. Once she was given an epidural she finally started dilating. After 18 hours of labor, Jinger was finally able to welcome her sweet little Felicity into this world. Baby Felicity was born at 4:37 a.m on July 19th. She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 19.5 inches long.
Many mothers go into labor saying they refuse to have drugs and they want to do everything naturally. Having a natural birth is great, but so is any type of birth you have. The goal for every mother is to have a healthy beautiful baby, and the most comfortable labor possible. If you go into labor saying that you want to have an epidural and then you end up having drugs, do not have any guilt or shame. Every labor is hard and you should be proud that you have brought an awesome baby in this world. Congratulations Jeremy and Jinger! Baby Felicity is beautiful! You did great mama!