Friday, July 20, 2018

Jinger and Jeremy become parents of Felicity...

So... Jinger Duggar Vuolo has finally "popped" and had her baby girl.  While I don't love Jeremy Vuolo's religious spew, I do think that out of all the Duggar couples so far, they seem the most normal.  They named their new daughter Felicity Nicole and she weighed eight pounds three ounces... nice and healthy.  While there's no hope that little Felicity will grow up without fundie bullshit, I do hope it will be less obnoxious since Jinger and Jeremy don't live near JimBoob and J'chelle.

If you haven't been keeping track, so far the new Duggar babies of 2018 are Gideon (born to Joy Anna and Austin Forsyth), Garrett, (born to Joe and Kendra Duggar), and now Felicity, (born to Jinger and Jeremy).  I supposed any day now there will be another pregnancy announcement, especially since there's been a recent wedding and John David is now "courting".

I don't know why I keep up with this family.  Counting On is a pretty boring show, as was 19 Kids and Counting.  I do like Jinger, though.  She's probably my favorite of the Duggar clan.  That's probably all I need to say about that...  It's kind of interesting to read the opinions on Pickles' page, Life is not all Pickles and Hairspray.

So many people seem concerned about whether or not Jinger went to a hospital to have her baby.  Personally, I see nothing wrong with home births, as long as they are attended by people who know what they're doing.  Granted, the Duggars don't necessarily employ real midwives.  Giving birth, though, while inherently risky, is a pretty natural process.  Most people were born at home before hospital births came in vogue.  I know my dad was born at home.  I'm not sure about my mom.  I guess I'll have to ask her.

I remember watching a documentary some years ago about giving birth.  It was produced by Ricki Lake and was called The Business Of Being Born.  It was very interesting.

Here's a trailer.

Ever since I watched this documentary, my mind has been more open about home births.  I think it should be the mother's choice, as long as she understands the risk.  But... that being said, I haven't had a baby myself and will never have one, so I don't have a horse in this race.  Below is a debate between Ricki Lake and Dr. Lisa Masterson, who is an OB-GYN on The Doctors for some years.

Naturally, Lake is for more choice for women and Dr. Lisa Masterson is more for hospital births.  I think Dr. Lisa's face kinda says it all about what she thinks of Ricki Lake's documentary.

Of course, there are also Trump fans who give birth in the local Chick-fil-a, too...  Glad the baby is okay; sorry her daddy thinks Trump is a good president.

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