For some moms home birth is the plan, but for Bachelor alum Jade Roper Tolbert it was not. She planned to have her second child in a hospital, and his due date was supposed to be in August. But, the as-yet unnamed baby boy arrived in July and didn’t give mama time to get anywhere.
“I accidentally gave birth at home last night, in our master closet. I’ve been still processing the shock of this all, as this was not all at what I had planned, but I am so so thankful for each person who helped bring our son into the world safely,” Tolbert posted on Instagram.
She continues: “I’ll share my whole birth story soon, but long story short, my waters broke and 75 minutes later I gave birth to our healthy baby boy while clutching a bench in our closet. It was one of the scariest moments of my life because I felt so out of control, but Tanner, Tanner’s mom, my mom and the medics and firefighters kept me going when I felt like the world was caving in on me and my unborn baby.”
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“I was going to share the happy, cute Instagrammable pics first, but this felt right to me. So incredibly grateful for the support system we had and for this beautiful boy I get to hold in my arms,” Tolbert explained.
This isn’t Tolbert’s first early birth. As People previously reported, Tolbert’s daughter Emmy was born four weeks early back in August 2017.