May 16, 2023 • hometowns
Raven Gates Gets Candid About ‘Issue’ with Her Placenta and Why She Needs Another C-Section
Bachelor Nation fans got to know and love Raven Gates Gottschalk on Season 21 of “The Bachelor” and on Season 4 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” where she met her husband, Adam Gottschalk.
Raven and Adam are currently expecting their second child together, and the Bachelor Nation star just opened up about her birth plan in a candid new post.
Raven took to her Instagram on Mother’s Day to share adorable photos with their son Gates and she also shared a pic of her ultrasound of baby number two.
Alongside the photo, Raven wrote, “Thinking about this sweet little face tonight. My c-section is scheduled! We have about 10 more weeks!”
Then in another Instagram Story, Raven opened up about getting another C-section in a candid post.
The Bachelor Nation star wrote, “A lot of you are asking about my second c-section, and first I’d like to thank everyone for being so kind when asking and coming from a place of genuine curiosity. I’ve shared in the past I have had a lot of hate and negativity towards even mentioning I’d have another c-section without knowing my circumstances.”
Raven went on, saying, “The last thing I wanted was another c-section. Gates’s birth was a bit traumatic for me. I won’t get into the details but I had an emergency c-section after pushing half his head out. They had to push him back inside of me to make the incision. And a lot more I could explain but I really don’t want to share.”
Then Raven shared why she has to have another C-section with this baby and isn’t able to have a VBAC birth.
She said, “With this pregnancy — Unfortunately due to an issue with my placenta I’m not able to try for a VBAC with this pregnancy. It’s a totally different issue that what l had with Gates. His was an emergency c-section, but this one we knew right away once I had my anatomy scan that a vbac was not a safe option for me or the baby.”
Raven concluded her post by writing, “With that being said, I think mothers who want an elected c-section should not be shamed, and we should just wish the best on any birth plan/decisions a mom makes. Whether she chose it or it was chosen for her.”
Couldn’t agree more, and we’re sending the entire Gottschalk family our love.
We can’t wait to meet baby number two in just 10 weeks!
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