"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."
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."