Former Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry said it was “truly incredible” to give birth to her fourth child, Creed, at home in her bed. The podcast host welcomed her three eldest sons to a hospital, but for the fourth time she wanted to try something different.
Lowry, 30, opened up about her home birth in an intimate TikTok. All of her birth experiences with her four sons – Isaac, 12; Lincoln, 8; Lux, 5 and Creed, 2 – were different.
“So before Creed, I had experienced births 13 hours, 16 hours, and then 90 minutes.” she said. “When I had the 90 minute delivery with Lux, it was literally flat for 90 minutes from the time my waters broke until I pushed them out.”
“So when I committed to this home birth that I’ve always wanted to do, I thought it would be a lot quicker,” Lowry revealed. “I ended up being in labor for about nine hours before the birth.”
Lowry’s birth story comes after The Sun was published paparazzi photos of her leaving a Wawa in Deleware. The podcast host has been plagued by pregnancy rumors for months – ever since she started dating boyfriend Elijah Scott – but the star has repeatedly said she doesn’t want any more children and is getting her tubes tied. She even called people “rude” for assuming she was pregnant based on pictures of her body.
Lowry loved working with her midwife
Having a home birth midwife was an amazing experience for Lowry. Just encouraged the former ‘Teen Mom 2’ star to trust her body.
“My midwife was absolutely amazing, she said, ‘Whatever you want to give birth to is fine. You want to get up, you want to be in the shower, you want to be in the tub, you want to be in your bathtub. Whatever way you want to give birth, listen to your body and we will take care of it.”
She was surprised that when the time came, she wanted to push herself out of her bed.
“I ended up wanting to give birth in my bed, which kind of goes against everything I’ve advocated for hospital births,” Lowry said. “You don’t just lie on your back. This goes against gravity, this goes against nature, like, what the hell?”
“But we did it anyway and I absolutely loved it,” she revealed. “It was incredible. Like it was really incredible.”
Lowry didn’t like that there was no doctor at the home birth
While there were many advantages to giving birth a home, Lowry didn’t like that there wasn’t a doctor there to check on Creed after she welcomed him into the world.
I just really wanted a pediatrician to look at him right after he was born and make sure everything was okay because he came out and wasn’t breathing for a little over a minute I think,” Lowry admitted.
“I have the videos. So that was a little bit scary, but everything else was so freaking amazing,” she continued. “The only downside was that the pediatrician didn’t examine the baby.”
The former Teen Mom 2 star was “concerned” about Creed’s health, so she took him to the pediatrician the same day he was born.
“So I was a little scared about it, but other than that it was absolutely amazing,” she revealed.
Lowry quit Teen Mom 2 in April after more than 12 years on the show. She declined to be a part of the new shows Teen Mom: The Next Chapter and Teen Mom: Family Reunion.
The star may not be done with reality TV for good. She told Perez Hilton during a podcast episode of “Barely Famous” that if MTV — or some other network — gave her her own show, she would return to reality TV. She wasn’t interested in Teen Mom: The Next Chapter because she believes MTV didn’t have enough time to tell her full story when there are eight other people on the show.
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