Is Jessa Duggar OK? Fans Worry She Had to Go to the Hospital After Home Birth
Fans are worried about Jessa Duggar. Though the Counting On star successfully managed to have a home birth with baby No. 3, a daughter named Ivy Jane Seewald, some suspect that the mother-of-three might have had to head to the hospital after all. When the star’s mother-in-law, Ben Seewald‘s mom, posted the first few photos of little Ivy on Tuesday, May 28, they seemed to reveal that the family visited their new granddaughter in a hospital or doctor’s office. Checking out the room behind the family, they worried that something might have gone wrong.
“Ivy Jane captured our hearts the moment we first met her. Beautiful just like her momma,” Guinn Seewald wrote on Instagram. But fans weren’t just admiring the latest addition to the Duggar family. They were also checking out the setting where the pictures had been taken. “Is Jessa OK?” asked one fan. “Looks like she is in the hospital.” Another agreed, “Did Jessa end up going to the hospital? I see an IV bag in the background.”
A third chimed in, “I know Jessa said she delivered at home, [but] did she have to be rushed to the hospital like Spurgeon’s birth? It looks like you are in a hospital room.” When the-now-26-year-old gave birth for the first time back in November 2015, mom Michelle Duggar needed to call an ambulance because Jessa was bleeding so much. She ended up needing a blood transfusion and was kept overnight at the hospital. Though her birth with second son Henry went smoothly (and quickly!), fans worried that she might have had a similar issue with baby No. 3.
Luckily, it seems like both mom and baby are well — or at least well enough that they’re back home. Later that same day, Aunt Jill Duggar and Uncle Derick Dillard swung by with Ivy’s cousins, Israel and Samuel, so that everyone could meet the new baby. “Congrats, @jessaseewald and @ben_seewald on little Ivy Jane! 💕” Jill wrote on Instagram. “Love her so much and love the name! Such a little doll! 🤗”
Though Jessa herself hasn’t been pictured in any photos — despite plenty of family members showing off their selfies with the new baby — we’re hoping that she’s camera shy rather than still recovering. Of course, we also wouldn’t blame her if she needed a few days to bounce back even from a birth that didn’t have any complications. Being a mom is hard work, y’all. Thankfully, Jessa’s got a whole family to help.
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