Jessa Duggar’s homebirth last week wasn’t as easy as she hoped it would be. The reality television star reportedly had complications following the birth of her son as many sources say she was rushed to the hospital after her mother Michelle Duggar called 911 because of her heavy bleeding.
While we don’t know exactly what happened with Jessa while she was giving birth at home, it hasn’t stopped her critics from slamming her for having a “risky” homebirth even though there were warning signs ahead of time. Considering that her sister Jill Duggar had to be rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-section after her home birth didn’t go as planned back in April and how Jessa knew she would give birth to a large baby, many people think that the Duggars should have opted to give birth at a hospital instead.
Here are just a few comments from some of Jessa’s social media followers:
I have watched too many births go wrong while in a hospital, 30 feet from an OR, to ever let anyone I love try for a home birth. I don’t care how safe someone claims they are, if you need an emergency c section, you want to be as close to that OR as possible. Why risk it?!
That’s why I could never consider a home birth. What if something went wrong and the minutes spent waiting for an ambulance and getting to the hospital meant life or death for you or the baby. I would consider using a midwife, but in a hospital.
We should never forget than, if it’s is natural, not that long ago more than half the women did died during or from giving birth. Natural does not means easy.
I think it’s bordering on insane to do a home birth. Who wants to be transferred to a hospital before, during or after they are giving birth? Why on earth would you take the risk? Minutes could mean the difference between you or your baby’s life or death. I’ll never understand it.
Yikes! While I know that a lot of these comments sound very judgmental, it’s a hot topic that is making waves on Internet forums just about everywhere. Tell us Hot Moms, what are your thoughts on home births? Given all the information we have and how much more educated we are than moms from several decades ago (who didn’t have much of a choice), do you think having a birth in the comfort of your own home is still a good idea? Or do you prefer giving birth at a hospital under the care and supervision of a trusted medical team of doctors and nurses? Thankfully in Jessa’s case it looks like both she and her baby boy or doing fine, and that’s what matters at the end of the day. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.