Uh oh, things did not go as planned when Jessa Duggar gave birth to her third child. It resulted in her needing to be hospitalized after having the baby on the couch in her own home! But of course, the dramatic delivery was caught on video.
Jessa Duggar’s water broke when she least expected it. She was drinking a smoothie in the kitchen two weeks before her due date! Her plan was to have the baby at a birthing suite in the hospital with her midwife, but that same morning her water broke and her midwife was out of town. So, Jessa and hubby Ben Seewald, put their backup plan into place: Having the baby at home with another midwife. It led to an adventurous time all which was captured by Counting On cameras for an online special, A Baby Girl for Jessa.
After working hard to get the contractions started, Jessa eventually went into labor at her home, with the midwife in attendance. After three short hours, she started delivering the baby. Right on the couch.
Jessa instantly burst into tears when she was finally able to hold her little girl, Ivy Jane Seewald.
“Waiting through a pregnancy to meet your baby seems like it takes forever,” Jessa admitted. “So those first few moments, right after the baby is born are the absolute sweetest moment of your life. Looking at that sweet baby, I always cry.”
After giving birth, Jessa’s bleeding didn’t stop, and paramedics had to be called to rush her to the hospital. Eventually, she was feeling “great,” and her sons, Spurgeon and Henry, were able to come in and meet little Ivy.
Ivy was born on May 26, and the birth was announced two days later on May 28.
“We’re so grateful to God for this precious gift,” Jessa gushed at the time. “She is already so loved. Her big brothers adore her!”
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