Jessa Duggar Shares Sweet Photo Of Newborn Daughter Fern After Breaking Family Rules By Giving Birth In Hospital

‘AWFUL’ CRAMPS

“Not only did it help with my pushing phase, it took the pain out of it. What I was really excited about was not being able to feel the after-birth cramps.

“Because those things are awful and they get worse with each kid. So I was really excited not to be able to feel that and just be able to enjoy holding my baby.”

Jessa put a sweet white bow in Fern’s hair and wrapped her in a pink blanket in the adorable shot.

The mother-of-four captioned it: “Baby Fern is 2 weeks old!”

Her older sister Jill commented: “Aww!! Can’t wait to meet her!”

Jessa gave birth to Fern, her fourth child with husband Ben Seewald, last month at a hospital – after having home births with her three other children.

Giving birth in a hospital was a controversial choice as all the Duggar mothers typically welcome their children at home unless there are medical complications.

She said the pain-relieving procedure was “so worth it” – despite her parents Jim Bob and Michelle’s strict beliefs against modern medicine.

“Even though I didn’t get my epidural till the very last hour before she was delivered, I feel like it was still so worth it, ” she said in a YouTube video.

“Not only did it help with my pushing phase, it took the pain out of it. What I was really excited about was not being able to feel the after-birth cramps.”

 

PAIN RELIEF

“Because those things are awful and they get worse with each kid. So I was really excited not to be able to feel that and just be able to enjoy holding my baby.”

Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 54, were quick to visit Jessa after the birth and take photos with baby Fern, who is their 10th granddaughter.

Jessa and Ben revealed in February that they were expecting, after having a “heartbreaking” miscarriage in 2020.

“The pregnancy is going smoothly, and both baby and Jessa are doing well. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life!

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