Jessa Duggar reveals that she planned a hospital birth for Ivy Jane on Counting On

Jessa Duggar during a Counting On confessional.
Jessa Duggar revealed she planned a hospital birth for Ivy Jane. Pic credit: TLC

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald welcomed their daughter Ivy Jane back in May, but her birth will be featured on tonight’s Counting On.

This time around, Jessa Duggar opted to have a hospital birth. She and Ben Seewald planned to have their midwife there and be in a safe environment after two difficult home births that resulted in a trip to the hospital anyway.

Given that Jessa Duggar typically doesn’t deliver early, she felt she was in the clear when her midwife left town. On top of that, the majority of the Duggar family was in Tennessee to attend a wedding at the same time. Ivy Jane had other plans, and Jessa’s water broke two weeks early.

Back in June, TLC released Jessa Duggar’s birth story for Counting On fans to watch. It revealed that Ivy Jane was born at the Seewald home as Jill Duggar helped her sister labor on the living room couch. After the little girl was born, Jessa was having a tough time getting the bleeding stop and an ambulance was called to rush her to the hospital.

Counting On viewers slammed Jessa Duggar for a third home birth given the difficulties she had with Spurgeon and Henry before Ivy Jane. Social media went wild last week following the previews for the birth episode. Everything from the castor oil to the bleeding out after the birth was discussed.

News that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had planned a hospital birth was revealed in a sneak peek clip for tonight’s Counting On. The two discussed what to pack with Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo, who opted for a hospital birth for their first child Felicity. Ivy Jane had different plans and arrived at the family’s home instead.

Counting On airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on TLC.

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3 years ago

Hi Jessa I noticed you were pregnant with your 4th baby, will you deliver at a hospital? Also, have you found more time with your kids – what with Youtube gobbling up all your waking hours. Are the kids on a schedule yet, a routine? Gee, poor Ben looks miserable to me. Hey is ole pops gonna pay all the kids back the money he stole? I read that golden josh has assets and lawyer fees galore so, he’s been well paid. How about all the others? Are you protecting Henry at all from ole golden spurg? Poor kid, I hope he makes it. Tell Ben good luck ok. Oh and yur mom – I bet she’s enjoying all the stolen money too huh. Jana is a good mama to her kids. I’ll bet she gets lots of mothers day cards. Go Jana mommy.