'Counting On': Jessa and Ben welcome their third child Ivy and the entire Duggar family comes together to celebrate
Ben and Jessa's now have a family of five! The pair welcomed their third child, a baby girl on today's episode of 'Counting On'. The couple was surprised that Jessa's water broke before the due date because for her last two pregnancies she gave birth after her due date passed.
Jessa revealed that her water broke around 9:30 am and she was waiting for the contractions to get faster. Ben and Jessa opted for a home birth just like their last two births. However, before the home nurse could come Jessa decided that she would go up and down the stairs to increase the rate of contractions.
Soon, the home nurse arrived and the pair did not waste any more time. The birthing process went on smoothly with Jessa giving birth to their daughter, Ivy.
However, Ben became worried when he realized that Jessa's bleeding was not stopping. The nurses thought that it would be better for them to head to the hospital to stop the bleeding.
An ambulance was immediately called and Jessa was rushed to the hospital. Luckily, after taking medicine, Jessa's bleeding stopped. The rest of the family then decided to come and visit the baby.
Jessa revealed that they chose the name Ivy because it was her great grandmother's name. She thought it would be the best way to honor her great grandmother as well.
After the family came home from the hospital, Ben and John decided that they would organize a get together for the entire family to introduce the new member to everyone.
The pair decorated the house and filled the kitchen table with several food items. Michelle and Jim were happy to meet their granddaughter. With five Duggar women being pregnant at the same time, Jessa was the first to welcome a child.
It was an emotional moment for Michelle and Jim. 'Counting On' airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm on TLC.