Jodie Turner-Smith Says 'Systemic Racism' Inspired Her Decision To Do a Home Birth

Jodie Turner-Smith Says 'Systemic Racism' Inspired Her Decision To Do a Home Birth

8/14/2020 9:46:00 AM

Jodie Turner-Smith Says 'Systemic Racism' Inspired Her Decision To Do a Home Birth

Jodie Turner-Smith writes about her challenging pregnancy—and becoming a parent in 2020—in a new essay for British Vogue.

Aug 12, 2020 at 12:39pm PDTTurner-Smith added that health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 strengthened the couple's resolve."We never imagined that in the coming weeks, hospitals around the country would begin restricting who could be present in the birthing rooms, forcing mothers to deliver without the support person or people of their choice," she explained."Delivering at home ensured that I had what every single woman deserves to have: full agency in determining my birth support."

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The actress also praised Jackson's support throughout her difficult pregnancy, which included nausea and subchorionic bleeds. “Both of us had watched our own mothers struggle to raise children without such support," Turner-Smith recalled."Both of us were determined to create something different for ourselves. He kept saying to me, ‘There’s no part of this that I’m going to miss.’ And there wasn’t.”

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