Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Reveals Why She Was Hospitalized After Home Birth

by Desiree Murphy 12:45 PM PST, November 11, 2015
Playing Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Reveals Why She Was Hospitalized After Home Birth

Even though Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Ben Seewald have yet to name their first-born child together, the 19 Kids and Counting stars are speaking up about the complications Jessa faced while giving birth to their son at the couple's home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, last Thursday.

During a new interview with People magazine, Jessa talked about being rushed to the ER during her two-day labor, and what it's like to be a parent for the first time.

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"Despite the difficult times my family faced over the last few months, I can't tell you how excited I am to be a first-time mom," she explained. "Ben and I can't stop smiling."

"Labor is hard," she added. "It was very intense, very long. Everything was different than I expected."

Jessa, who gave birth four days after her due date, revealed that although she had always planned on giving birth naturally, she had second thoughts following 10 hours of contractions. "I said, 'That's it! I'm done! I am going to the hospital and I'm going to get an epidural,'" the 23-year-old admitted. "They asked me if I really wanted to do that and I said, 'No, I don't, but I do.' I wanted to try natural if at all possible."

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Ben also chimed in during the interview, revealing that seeing his wife in pain was not easy. "I was trying to keep it positive," the 20-year-old said. "There were a few times, she was like, 'I can't do this.'"

In the exciting moments after Jessa gave birth, the reality TV star began bleeding excessively, and it was her mother, Michelle Duggar, who made the 911 call. "I tried to keep my head, I was awake and alert," Jessa explained, noting that she nearly fainted but everyone stayed calm as it was happening.

The new mom also admitted that she had to undergo a blood transfusion which forced her to stay in the hospital overnight. "I had dreamed about those first moments, getting to breastfeed right away, all that," she said. "And so when I had to go to the hospital, it was a shock."

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Despite all the complications, Jessa is happy and healthy, and her baby, who weighed in at 9 lbs, 11 oz., is already getting so much love from Jessa, Ben and their families.

"Every time I look into this precious little face, I can't believe he's really mine! I feel blessed beyond measure," she tweeted on Tuesday.

"The baby is absolutely beautiful," a source close to the Duggar family told ET. "And Jessa is doing amazing, she is so happy. And Ben is so excited to be a dad! They are already such great parents!"

As we patiently wait for the couple to announce baby Seewald's official name, watch the video below to hear more on the adorable newborn.