Anna Duggar And Michelle Duggar’s Home Births: How Many Did They Have?

Treva Bowdoin - Author
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Oct. 30 2016, Updated 5:41 p.m. ET

Anna Duggar gave birth to most (or possibly all) of her children outside of a hospital, while her mother-in-law, Michelle Duggar, gave birth to a majority of her children inside of one. Their varied birthing experiences possibly influenced Jessa and Jill Duggar when the first-time moms were deciding where they would be most comfortable giving birth.

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Jessa and Jill both decided to follow in Anna’s footsteps by trying to give birth to their first children at home, which can be a risky move. According to WebMD, a 2014 study found that there’s a much higher death rate for babies born at home compared to babies born in hospitals. Jill and Jessa Duggar’s baby boys both turned out just fine, but neither Duggar daughter could avoid a trip to the hospital. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jill Duggar had to have an emergency C-section after being in labor for 70 hours, and Jessa Duggar had to be taken to the emergency room after suffering from blood loss. However, she did successfully give birth inside her house, which just so happens to be the same home where Anna delivered two of her four children.

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