Lauren Scruggs’ Home Birth ‘Didn’t Go as Planned’


Lauren Scruggs, Jason Kennedy
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You are safe and sound. Fast one month later Lauren ScruggsRyver, Ryver’s son, was born. Jason Kennedy detailed the model’s birth experience.

“My wife is incredible,” the journalist, 40, told his Instagram followers on Wednesday, April 27. “She’s been laying low the past few weeks so she can heal. Our home birth didn’t go as planned. After 23 hours, we finally went to the hospital. Ryver took another ten hours. Lo suffered a fourth-degree tear and we had to perform a vacuum birth. Amazing doctor, midwives, team. I’m watching her pump, hold and comfort my son as I type this. These are the best moments. I love this feeling. I also love how you take care of our boy. I love you @thelaurenkennedy.”

Jason Kennedy Reveals Lauren Scruggs' Home Birth ‘Didn’t Go as Planned’: We Did a ‘Vacuum Birth’

Lauren Scruggs
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Katherine Schwarzenegger commented on the social media upload, calling the California native, 33, “a heroic, strong and gentle mama.” TheGift of Forgiveness author, 32, added, “What a blessing for you and Ryver!”

The couple’s friend Taylor Lautner, for his part, wrote, “LOLA BEAR LETS GOOO.” The Twilight star, 30, met Ryver on April 8, four days after the couple announced the infant’s arrival.

“The one friend that freezes when they hold a baby,” Kennedy captioned an Instagram video of the Michigan native at the time, with Scruggs commenting, “Truly nothing better than Tay. He loves his uncle so very much!!”

The Still LoLoIn an April 14 Instagram post, the author mentioned her hospital birth. “I am so grateful we received the wisdom to not hold on too tightly to our birth plan,” the new mom captioned a black-and-white Instagram photo of the newborn. “Truly is an event that is so much out of your control, and whichever way brings your baby safely into the world is the perfect way.”

Kennedy, who wed Scruggs in December 2014 in Texas, commented that the experience was “the wildest 48 hours of” their lives.

The Your Beautiful Heart author gave an update on her postpartum journey on Tuesday, telling her Instagram followers that she “didn’t prepare much or think much of breast-feeding before” giving birth to her son.

“Ryv has latched so well from the beginning and my milk supply has been great,” Scruggs captioned a selfie. “I am feeling so incredibly grateful and kind of surprised. It was an honor to feed my little man. He also had his tongue tied this week to relieve the gas he was experiencing from inhaling too much. Handling it now will help with so many things: eating solid food, his microbiome’s health, the development of his roof and the width of his jaw, allergies/sinuses, and more. Who knew!”

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