Now that Jill Duggar has announced that she is pregnant, she is also opening up about her plans to give birth to her baby in the comfort of her and Derick Dillard’s home.
Jill Duggar, 23, is going to be a mom! After revealing the exciting news that she and her husband, Derick Dillard, 25, are expecting their first child, the 19 Kids & Counting star shared that she is already planning the birth of their baby. And no, it won’t be in a hospital!
Jill Duggar To Give Birth In Her Home
As per usual, the Duggar family continues to do things their own way.
That includes newlywed Jill, who has just announced that she and her hubby, Derick, are expecting their first child together just 8 weeks after getting married!
Jill, who is a professionally trained midwife, already has a birthing plan set out for her baby’s arrival.
“I think home birth is really special because you are in your own environment,” the expectant mom told People inside their Sept. 1 issue. “You don’t have to pick up, move and have that stall labor. I am looking forward to having the calm, intimate setting of being home.”
Wow, that’s so brave of you, Jill! Obviously, this is not a decision to be made lightly, but since Jill has assisted in at least 70 other births during her career as a midwife, she has a lot of experience to make the right decision for herself.
Jill Is Experiencing Major ‘Morning Sickness’
As most first-time pregnant women often do, Jill is dealing with the obstacle of morning sickness. And sadly, she’s dealing with a lot of it.
“It shouldn’t be called morning sickness,” Jill explained during her interview. “It is lasting all day and through the night.”
Aw, poor Jill! Thankfully, she has her awesome husband, Derick, supporting her throughout her uncomfortable first trimester.
“Derick is doing a good job taking care of me. He wakes up and gets me peppermint and water, and puts snacks like granola and toast by the bed,” Jill shared.
What a great guy! We can’t wait to see Jill and Derick’s “road to parenthood” when 19 Kids & Counting returns to TLC on Sept. 2.
Hey, HollywoodLifers — What do you think about Jill’s decision to give birth at home? Did you know that she was a midwife? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox