So far, three for three Duggar sisters have attemped home births for their numerous pregnancies, and it looks like Jinger Duggar will be following in their footsteps. Due in July, the 24-year-old hasn't shared any details on her birth plan just yet, but many think all signs are pointing towards the midwife option. Check out the video above to see why!
Although they wanted to give birth in the comfort of their own homes, Jill, Jessa, and Joy-Anna all ended up in the hospital due to complications. Only Jessa was able to welcome both sons — two-year-old Spurgeon and one year-old Henry — at home, but after giving birth to her oldest son, she was soon transported to the hospital due to extensive bleeding. Despite her sisters' complications, Jinger may very well choose to go down that route as well.
Back in February, Joy made headlines for her failed home birth with her son, Gideon. After 20 hours of painful labor, the 20-year-old was rushed to the hospital because the baby was breech, forcing her to have an emergency C-section. While the situation luckily had a happy ending — Baby Gideon was born and both he and his young mama are healthy today — many fans fear that it's only a "matter of time" before one of their birthing plans ends in tragedy.
"Just another botched home birth. Just a matter of time before someone dies," one Facebook user commented on an In Touch article about Joy's complicated labor. "Yep! I don't care who you are, home birth is truly irresponsible. I was planning to have a natural/water birth and had a healthy pregnancy. I went way overdue and needed an emergency C-section after a three-day failed induction. Without being in that hospital, my son and I would definitely be dead," another fan replied. A third agreed, "Took them 20 hours to figure out the baby was breech. This is what happens when they don't use medical professionals." Hopefully, no matter which birthing option Jinger decides on, she and her baby girl will be happy and healthy after she gives birth!
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