Jessa Duggar Reveals Plans for Baby's Birth

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Now that Jessa Duggar is officially expecting her first child with husband Ben Seewald, the 22-year-old mom-to-be has one great inspiration to look to -- older sister, midwife-in-training, and new mom, Jill. And Jessa's birth plan is completely inspired by her older sister.


Like Jill originally planned, Jessa is looking to have home birth. However, as we all learned from Jill's 70-hour labor and eventual hospital c-section, it doesn't all always go according to plan -- no matter how extensive and thought-out it may be.

But for now, Jessa's just getting ready.

"I'm not comparing, not worrying about what could happen, we are just getting prepared," she tells People. "Every birth story is unique. We think we want to go with a midwife and plan for a home birth, but I want to just be prepared that not everything may go as planned and try not to get too worried about it."

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It's a healthy attitude, at best. Michelle Duggar gave birth to two kids (Jinger and Josiah) at home, and Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, gave birth to kids Mackynzie, Michael, and Marcus at home. Jill planned to do the same with baby Israel, but after almost three days of labor, hard contractions, and complications, she eventually welcomed her first child at the hospital.

And it served as a great example to Jessa. She's taking Jill's birth story to heart and isn't entirely set on having a home birth. Sometimes, though one may try to plan a baby's arrival, it's ultimately up to the little one to dictate how and when they arrive. They're running on their own time (in this case, Duggar time), and Mom just has to prepare as best she can.

Did your birth go according to plan?



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