Bachelor Nation's Raven Gates Gives Birth to First Baby After Emergency C-Section

Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk are parents! The Bachelor in Paradise couple have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

By Corinne Heller Jan 18, 2022 3:03 PMTags
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Oh baby, Bachelor Nation's next generation just gained a new member!

Raven Gates, 30, has given birth to her and husband Adam Gottschalk's first child via an emergency C-section early Tuesday, Jan. 18. "Little man made it," Adam announced on his Instagram Stories. "Had emergency C-section after pushing for about an hour and a half. Mom and baby are doing very well."

According to Adam's post, their baby boy was born at 3:33 a.m., weighing in at 8 lbs. and 6 oz.

Raven, who was the runner-up on season 21 of The Bachelor in 2017, and The Bachelorette season 13 alum Adam, 31, met on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise later that year. The two got engaged in 2019 and finally wed this past April after postponing their wedding three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And after that lengthy delay, they wasted no time moving on to the next milestone, the couple announcing in July that Raven was expecting a "honeymoon baby."

"We found out right after the wedding," she told People, having filmed their reaction for a YouTube video. "I've wanted to be a mom for a long time. And I always imagined creating a family with someone I love so much. And expanding my love with Adam into a human, I can't even imagine!"

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A month earlier, Raven told Us Weekly that she and her husband had agreed that they'd "like two or three" children, adding, "But Adam has said, you know, we'll see how I do with two and then go from there."

He's already anticipating that he's "probably going to be the tougher parent at first," he told the outlet, with Raven agreeing, "I think in the beginning it'll be you, and then it will change to me."


By the fall the two were flying through the pregnancy milestones, revealing in October they were expecting a boy and celebrating with a baby shower the next month.


In December, Raven shared more photos of herself on Instagram cradling her baby bump, writing, "It's poppin' #33weeks #preggo #mommytobe,"" causing her husband to comment, "So effin cuteeeeee."