In case you hadn't noticed, Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry is the proud owner of a giant baby bump. This blushing bride is due to pop in November, and she's busily preparing for labor and delivery! Unfortunately, Kailyn is slightly out of her element thanks to the fact that she just moved to Delaware (where her husband, Javi Marroquin, works at Dover Air Force Base), and she's trying to find a midwife to deliver her kiddo.
"Does anyone know of any reputable midwife and doula services in Dover?" Kailyn tweeted on September 30. "I'm having a hard time!"
Midwives are commonly used instead of doctors by women who want natural births, while doulas are hired to support pregnant women during labor. So, what is a "natural" birth, exactly? If Kailyn ditches the docs and uses a midwife and doula, she won't receive any pain medication when her contractions begin. That's right, no epidural for this girl!
Midwives typically deliver babies in a more relaxed environment, which means Kailyn might not be hooked up to as many monitors and IVs as she would be in a hospital. We knew this gal was strong, but voluntarily going through labor without pain meds? She's so brave!
Are you surprised that Kailyn would rather have her baby delivered by a midwife than a doctor? There are no risks associated with having a "natural" birth, so more power to her!