Jessa Duggar’s labor was grueling and her new reality show Jill & Jessa: Counting On won’t be shying away from any of the details.
In a new clip for the show, which premieres this Sunday, Jessa is seen contorted with labor pains while her husband, Ben Seewald, holds her in an attempt to comfort her.
Jessa had to be taken to the hospital since she was experiencing heavy bleeding.
“The mother is bleeding after birth. We need her checked out,” Michelle Duggar can be heard telling a 911 operator in the new clip.
The sneak peek also previews her departure from her house on a stretcher with paramedics. She was rushed to the hospital where she gave birth to her first child, a baby boy named Spurgeon, after two days in labor.
Recalling the birth, Jessa told the cameras, “It was just like a bad dream, like, ‘How could this happen?'”
Luckily, both mother and baby came out of the experience healthy and happy. But Spurgeon was an exceptionally large baby. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. Not a Duggar record, but close.
“Life over the past four months has been pretty crazy for my family,” Jessa says to the cameras.
Not only has Jessa had her first baby, but the family has also dealt with the scandals surrounding the eldest Duggar son, Josh. Josh’s wife, Anna, will also be featured in Jill & Jessa: Counting On, and it’s clear from the promos that the family won’t be shying away from their brother’s scandals.
“I don’t think there was any way any of us would have known that my brother was living such a secret life,” John-David reveals in the video.
Check out the full sneak peek below.