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Jessa Duggar wants more children, would consider hospital birth and epidural

Jessa Duggar in a Counting On confessional.
Jessa Duggar reveals she wants more kids. Pic credit: TLC

Jessa Duggar revealed that she is hoping for more children. While that may not be a shock to her fans, what came after the revelation will be.

While discussing her birth stories, Jessa Duggar revealed that she might give a hospital birth and an epidural a try. This is an interesting development given she has had all three of her babies at home and had natural labors.

Giving modern medicine a try

Homebirths are preferred in the Duggar world. The daughters-in-law have all had hospital births except for Anna Duggar. She followed suit with Michelle Duggar, as has Jessa Duggar.

While pregnant with Ivy Jane, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald decided they were going to give a hospital birth a try. Neither of her previous births went smoothly, which prompted their decision to check out another method.

Jessa and Ben had a video chat with Jinger and Jeremy about what to expect when delivering at the hospital.

Going forward, Jessa Duggar is open to hospital birth and an epidural.

She revealed this on Instagram while she was sharing her new YouTube video with followers. Jessa talks about her birth stories and mentions the processes and what she would be open to in the future.

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Birth stories. Now up on my YouTube! Click the link in my bio to watch! . I’ve given birth naturally three times now. Natural birth doesn’t make me any more of a woman, nor do I think it’s the only way birth should be done. I have nothing against hospitals or epidurals— and in fact, I may give both a try if God were to bless us with another baby in the future. 😁 . . I thought it would be fun to share my birth stories with other mamas— including raw footage from all three births! Giving birth isn’t easy. It’s hard work. To be honest, I moan like a cow through nearly every contraction (I will spare you the audio). But every mother knows that feeling when the baby is delivered and laid on your chest for the first time. It’s a magical moment, and one that makes it all worth it. . There were fears to be worked through, but also humorous things to be laughed at (later— not in the moment). When I was in labor with Spurgeon, I told Ben we weren’t having any more kids. And I meant it. But it didn’t take long to change my mind. As the months went by, the memory of the intensity and pain faded. Our baby boy was just so cute and sweet, and pretty soon I started envisioning him as a big brother interacting with a little sibling. Before I knew it, that previous resolution was thrown out the window, and God graciously gave us another gift— Henry! Then a little over two years later, our baby girl Ivy was born.

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Will Jessa Duggar have more children?

The way everything was phrased on her Instagram post leads followers to believe that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will have more children.

Neither has mentioned a certain number, and it looks like they are going to leave it up to God.

Jessa frequently says things like, “if God blesses us with another child,” so it is not without reason to think the couple will expand their family.

Currently, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have three children. Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy Jane are growing up fast.

The reality star shares her motherhood journey with Counting On fans, including the trials and tribulations that go along with the good times.

Having three children has kept Jessa Duggar busy.

She gave an update on Henry and his speech, revealing that he is caught up to his peers. Jessa had been a hands-on mom, something that she often spotlights in her videos and photos shared to social media.

While Jessa Duggar may not be mainstream on a lot of things, it looks like she may be coming around when it comes to healthcare and welcoming a fourth child into the world.

Tiffany has been working as a writer for a decade, with a focus on soaps and reality TV. She has been watching ABC soaps since... read more
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