Hehner added that the couple "did a ton of research" on home birth before making their decision, explaining, "The fact that I may or may not be able to be a support person at the delivery in the hospital [and] what do we do with our daughter if I can't leave the hospital? At least with our house, we know it's a more controlled environment."
Despite their decision to welcome their second child at home, Otis said she would "never" push a specific birth experience onto another set of parents-to-be, and instead encouraged them along the path of "educating yourself, and finding out what's best for you and your family."
She went on to say that another factor in deciding to opt out of a hospital birth, which she would've normally chosen, was not knowing if she'd be able to see her son right after his arrival: "What if my baby contracts [the virus] and he's stuck in a hospital in the midst of this pandemic? … It was just a nightmare."
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