Jessa Duggar announces the birth of her fourth child as she shares intimate photo with her baby – Daily Mail

Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald. 

The TLC star, 28, announced the newest addition to her family on her Instagram account on Monday, posting an intimate photo of herself crying as she held the newborn in her arms.

Unlike her past three pregnancies, which were all home births, Jessa opted to welcome her fourth child in the hospital.  

‘Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!’ she jubilantly announced in the caption.

'Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!' Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

'Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!' Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

‘Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!’ Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

The caption did not reveal the name or sex of the child.  

Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which contained video capturing the days leading up to her big day. 

In the video, the reality star talked to her children about their new sibling and showed some of the preparations they had taken for the big day, which included a ‘birth bag.’ 

She also revealed they were grappling over what to name their child: ‘It’s harder than it seems.’ 

Big day! The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband arriving to the hospital with their luggage in tow

Big day! The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband arriving to the hospital with their luggage in tow

Big day! The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband arriving to the hospital with their luggage in tow 

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart by the time they arrived

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart by the time they arrived

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart by the time they arrived

The video included footage of Jessa and her husband arriving to the hospital with their luggage in tow. 

Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart by the time they arrived.  

Jessa recently revealed she had intended to deliver her fourth child in the hospital following three previous home births — with two that ultimately sent her to the hospital in an ambulance.  

'Ready to go': Seewald showed some of the measures they took in order to prepare for the labor, including unloading their child's car seats so that they were 'ready to go to the hospital at anytime!'

'Ready to go': Seewald showed some of the measures they took in order to prepare for the labor, including unloading their child's car seats so that they were 'ready to go to the hospital at anytime!'

‘Ready to go’: Seewald showed some of the measures they took in order to prepare for the labor, including unloading their child’s car seats so that they were ‘ready to go to the hospital at anytime!’ 

Inside look: Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which contained video capturing the days leading up to her big day

Inside look: Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which contained video capturing the days leading up to her big day

Inside look: Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which contained video capturing the days leading up to her big day

The reality star had given birth to five-year-old Spurgeon, four-year-old Henry, and two-year-old daughter Ivy at home, but twice experienced dangerous hemorrhaging that saw her rushed to the hospital immediately following delivery.

Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February, and fans speculated on whether she would attempt another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy. 

Jessa had not revealed the sex of the baby, or even the due date — rather, upon announcing the pregnancy, she and Ben said: ‘We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer.’

Hospital delivery: Unlike her past three pregnancies, which were all home deliveries, Jessa opted to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Hospital delivery: Unlike her past three pregnancies, which were all home deliveries, Jessa opted to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Hospital delivery: Unlike her past three pregnancies, which were all home deliveries, Jessa opted to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Family matters: Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February, and fans speculated on whether she would attempt another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy

Family matters: Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February, and fans speculated on whether she would attempt another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy

Family matters: Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February, and fans speculated on whether she would attempt another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy

Jessa also reflected on the miscarriage she suffered before this pregnancy, admitting to feeling fear and anxiety early on while carrying this time around.

‘Going through my first trimester, I think I was pretty nervous, and had a hard time feeling really excited about the pregnancy because I was nervous something might go wrong, and this baby might not make it,’ she said.

Local EMTs are sure to be relieved by the news that Jessa plans to give birth in a hospital setting, as they rushed to her home on two previous occasions — with all of the mother-of-three’s home births captured on camera for the family’s TLC series Counting On.

The joyous occasion comes amid a difficult time for the Duggar family, with disgraced star Josh Duggar being charged with receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material back in May.

In the wake of the controversy, TLC announced in June it had cancelled Counting On.

‘TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On,’ TLC revealed in a statement to Us Weekly. ‘TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.’

Baby makes six! Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February

Baby makes six! Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February

Baby makes six! Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting once again in February

Aww: Seewald shared a snap of her sonogram back in February as she thanked God 'for this precious gift!'

Aww: Seewald shared a snap of her sonogram back in February as she thanked God 'for this precious gift!'

Aww: Seewald shared a snap of her sonogram back in February as she thanked God ‘for this precious gift!’

 

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