Will Jessa Duggar have fourth baby on 'Counting On'? Here's why it may not happen
Josh Duggar's arrest has left the bosses at TLC in a fix. As viewers sign petitions to cancel the hit reality series, the fate of 'Counting On' hangs in the balance. Apart from a statement issued by the network after the controversy, there's has been no concrete word on the future of the show. "TLC is saddened to learn about the continued troubles involving Josh Duggar. 19 Kids and Counting has not aired since 2015. TLC canceled the show on the heels of prior allegations against Josh Duggar and he has not appeared on-air since then," it read.
'Counting On' documents the lives of the Duggar family. From weddings to home births and familial conflicts, the series covers it all. But will the stars be able to depend on the show to share their stories going forward? A bigger question to ask would be: Will Jessa Duggar-Seewald have her fourth baby on 'Counting On'?
The answer is: Maybe, maybe not. With the kind of backlash, the show has received it would be foolish to assume they'd be back. Also, Pop Culture has observed that the cast members are promoting products on their social media to maintain cash inflow. Without a Crystal Ball blogger Katie Joy noted that Abbie Duggar had started to sell clothes on Poshmark and promote her work with subscription box company One Loved Babe.
Coming back to Jessa and her pregnancy. Even if 'Counting On' returns, Jessa may not have her fourth baby on the show. In her YouTube vlog, the reality TV star revealed that she and her husband Ben Seewald will opt for a hospital birth given how complicated two of her three pregnancies turned out to be. For her first and third birth, she had to be rushed to ER in an ambulance. On both occasions, she suffered a postpartum hemorrhage.
"In most of our neighboring states, midwives are able to carry [it] in a home birth setting," she explained and added: "Arkansas doesn’t allow midwives to do that. It’s a little frustrating. I wish my midwives could do that. They’re very skilled, very capable. But since that’s how it’s set up in Arkansas, we decided that because of my history, we’re gonna plan for a hospital birth this time."
In related news, there's been an update in the Josh Duggar case. The identities of witnesses and alleged victims will not be released to the public. According to reports, federal agents have agreed to share information with Josh's legal team only if they can agree to 'protection agreement'. "As part of the deal, any minor victim or witness’s name and information about their school, social media name/handle, home address, and birth date will stay hidden," the outlet further shared.