Former Married at First Sight actress Jamie Otis took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an emotional video after undergoing a coronavirus test. Even though Otis has not yet received her results and does not think she is ill, she sobbed due to the stress of the procedure. She is particularly worried because she is currently preparing to give birth, according to Today.
Otis, who was also once a star on Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor, is expecting her second child with her husband Doug Hehner after undergoing multiple miscarriages. Thus far, her pregnancy has been healthy and she is currently full term. It was not clear whether Otis decided to get tested for the coronavirus on her own or if she was recommended to do so by her physician due to her pregnancy. However, she expressed her intense anxiety regarding preparing for a natural, unmedicated birth in the midst of the coronavirus.
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Crying like a baby right now.????It really dawned on me that she will no longer be the center of our universe.???? I never thought I’d “feel bad” for her bc I know I *love* having siblings…but for some reason I just can’t stop sobbing thinking about all the ways this new baby is going to affect her. And as much as we are trying to prepare her I don’t feel like she’s prepared – or maybe it’s that I don’t feel like *I’m* prepared. Tonight Doug and I were talking about how in a way we are thankful for this quarantine bc it’s forced us to slow down. We will never get this time back where it is just the 3 of us. And goodness, I am soaking up every second.???????????? …BTW! We’ve been quarantined for a *full* two weeks???????? after having to fly home from Florida and we have ZERO symptoms of covid-19!???????????????????????? I only went out of the house once since we’ve been back and that was today. I saw the midwife to check up on this little guy in my belly and talk about a potential home birth…as sad as I am for Gracie to have to share us, I am just as *HAPPY* for her to get to have a baby brother to love on and grow up with!???? He’s head down and super low if ya know what I mean. The pressure down there is relentless!???? I feel like he’s going to pop right outta me!???????????? Seems like he’s ready to meet his big sis & mommy and daddy!????
In the video, she sat in her car outside the facility where she got tested. A blue face mask hung around her neck. Tears ran down her face causing her mascara to run as she expressed her fears.
“I don’t know why, I’m genuinely just so nervous. I think I’m fine. But then I’m like, ‘Am I fine? I don’t know if I’m fine.’ Just the swab, I mean, that hurt really bad going up. So then I was like, ‘Good God, if I can’t handle the swab going up my nose, how am I going to have an unmedicated childbirth?’ I think I’m just a little overwhelmed and I feel so annoyed at myself for being such a wimp about this.”
Otis went on to say that she has struggled to get control of her anxiety throughout this pregnancy. Her worries have understandably escalated in recent months due to the pandemic. She said that she feels her worrying has begun to irritate her husband and their 2-year-old daughter Henley Grace. Nevertheless, she just could not seem to get her emotions under control.
“I don’t know how to reset my brain so I can just chill the eff out,” she said.
Otis’ fears are understandable as there is still limited information regarding how the coronavirus can impact a pregnancy. As The Inquisitr previously reported, health officials have encouraged pregnant women to take extra special precautions by practicing social distancing and keeping their hands washed. While these things are precautions everyone should be taking, it is especially important for pregnant women.