Jamie Otis of The Bachelor and Married At First Sight just became a mom of two. She and her husband Doug Hehner, who she met on MAFS, welcomed their son to the world in mid-May. They named the baby boy Hendrix Douglas Hehner. He joins big sister Gracie.
Fans of Jamie may know that she had a homebirth. This is due to the coronavirus. She didn’t want to give birth in a hospital and risk becoming infected. If that happened, she would have to be separated from her baby for a couple of weeks while she recovered. Plus, she also didn’t want her son to catch the virus. So, a home birth was the best decision for her, given the circumstances.
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He’s HERE!👶🏼💙🌈 And he’s clearly a very good listener!💯 We served him his eviction notice and within 24 hours he vacated the premises!😉 I want to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, positive vibes, & sticky baby dust you sent me throughout my pregnancy with @babyboyhehner🙏🏻 I truly have the best FRANS!🥰 All of your love and support hasn’t gone unnoticed. And all that positive energy sprinkled out into the universe WORKED!✨ He’s snuggling on my chest perfectly calm & content as I write this caption to you!👶🏼🌈 I’m sorry I wasn’t able to go “live” longer – I was in so much pain during contractions and this labor happened so fast! I wanted to really focus on my breathing and being one with my son.☺️ Within 6 hours he was OUT!⚡️ Also, I just quickly want to thank @people for being just as excited as we are about our precious son’s arrival!🥰 They already shared pics and all his “stats!”☺️ I put the link in bio if you wanna read!🤗 I HAVE SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU but it’s almost 11:30 pm and I’m EXHAUSTED! Thank you soooo much again! We love you!💙
Jamie Otis is a labor and delivery nurse, so she knows that giving birth in a hospital is a safe option. Normally, she likely would have given birth at a hospital. But, because of the virus, she made a different decision.
On social media, Jamie has been very open about her homebirth experience. From what she says, it sounds like it was an amazing experience for her. The former Bachelor star and her husband talk about the birth on a recent episode of Hot Marriage, Cool Parents on Lifetime. She also promises a homebirth video on YouTube. But, with two small kids, it could understandably be a while before she and Doug get around to editing the video.
Jamie Otis shares raw birth photos
On social media, Jamie shares a new post about the birth of her son. In the post, she shares a few photos from her birth at home. These photos are very raw. They feature the MAFS alum while she’s in labor. She describes her experience, saying, “The absolute hardest, but most MIRACULOUS & rewarding thing I’ve ever done is give birth to my baby unmedicated.”
Then, the mom continues talking about how amazing the homebirth was, adding, “Having an unmedicated home birth was INCREDIBLE. Not gonna life, it def hurt … but the BOND we had the moment I held him in my arms was worth every single contraction, tear & stitch!”
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The absolute hardest, but most MIRACULOUS & rewarding thing I’ve ever done is give birth to my baby unmedicated.🤰🏼👶🏼🌈 I felt every single last kick as he made his way down. I could feel his head engage after pushing, only to slide back up after the contraction was over. That “ring of fire” women talk about – yep, that is super real (see last pic)🤣🤪 Having an unmedicated home birth was INCREDIBLE. Not gonna life, it def hurt … but the BOND we had the moment I held him in my arms was worth every single contraction, tear & stitch!🤱🏻 We shared all about our birth story on episode 72 of @hotmarriagecoolparents (link in bio) and if you wanna watch, it airs tomorrow at 8pm EST on @lifetimetv. We will also be sharing a super raw YouTube video as soon as we get the time to edit it!💙 I’m kinda curious what you think about it – would you ever have an unmedicated home birth? Let me know if you want me to share more pics too!🤰🏼 Oh and one more thing – if you saw my stories & want to nominate yourself or someone else I’m shipping out care packages to pregnant/new mamas bc pregnancy during quarantine is ROUGH.🤪 I got a couple care packages while I was pregnant/post-partum and it really brightened my day so I want to pay it forward! All you have to do is tag your friend who’s pregnant/a new mom below. Please don’t DM though bc it’ll flood my inbox and then I’ll never see anyone’s message. 🥰 Sending lots of love to alllll the mamas reading this! No matter how you give birth, we are a tough bunch! 💪🏼 I had an epidural with Gracie and let me tell ya, that kinda pain relief is AMAZING🙌💗
In response, her followers are very impressed with her. They also appreciate the words of encouragement that she offers to anyone who’s expecting a baby. One fan asked Jamie where Gracie was during the birth. Jamie reveals that Gracie was outside with her babysitter while the baby was being born.
Doug sweetly commented, writing, “I look at @jamienotis in a whole new light. I thought she was a strong person before, but now she is super woman in my mind.”
So, what are your thoughts on those raw photos that Jamie Otis shared? Share your thoughts below.
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