Jessa Duggar, 31, Welcomes 5th Child After Difficult Labor – Details & Photos of Her ‘Rainbow Baby’

    Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and her husband Ben Seewald has welcomed their fifth child together. The “19 Kids and Counting” star went through a series of difficulties to welcome her rainbow baby.

    The 31-year-old Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shared news of welcoming her fifth child on her social media, depicting a tender moment with her newborn while in the hospital. The birth story was not without challenges, as Jessa revealed in a posted video she was in labor for 12 hours before receiving an epidural.

    In an emotional conclusion to her labor, she gave birth to her child after 21 hours. The mother experienced a wave of emotion as she saw her newborn, with the moment capturing her in tears while Ben touchingly stroked and kissed her forehead.

    Jessa (Duggar) Seewald during labor of her fifth child with her husband Ben Seewald, dated December 23, 2023 | Source:

    Jessa (Duggar) Seewald during labor of her fifth child with her husband Ben Seewald, dated December 23, 2023 | Source:

    They shared this profound joy in the delivery room, surrounded by loved ones. Inquiries from friends and family about the baby’s gender were answered; it’s a boy. The parents unveiled the name of their newborn son one day after the birth announcement.

    In a heartfelt video, they introduced him as George Augustine, sharing this personal moment with their fans. Jessa explained their preference for the middle name, considering it strong and fitting.

    Jessa and Ben Seewald's son George Augustine, dated December 24, 2023 | Source:

    Jessa and Ben Seewald’s son George Augustine, dated December 24, 2023 | Source:

    The video also captured the first time their four other children learned they have a new brother. The couple had kept the baby’s gender a secret, adding to the surprise and delight of Ivy, Fern, Henry, and Spurgeon.


    Jessa expressed her overflowing joy at watching her older children embrace their youngest sibling. “It’s the sweetest thing to witness,” she remarked, as the family’s love for the new addition was palpable.

    The birth of the fifth baby came after challenging times for the TV personality who miscarried during the 2022 holidays. In a candid video, she opened up about the emotional rollercoaster that followed the doctor’s words signaling a grim outcome for her pregnancy.

    Jessa and her husband faced the heartbreak together, grappling with the devastating news in the doctor’s office. “We were just sitting there holding hands and crying, like, ‘What do we do from here?'” she recalled, sharing the raw vulnerability of that moment.

    The path to healing was arduous, involving medical decisions like a dilation and curettage procedure due to the risks associated with miscarriage complications. She spoke about the procedure with a heavy heart, acknowledging the reality that they would never hold that baby in their arms.

    Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shares the story about her miscarriage, dated February 25, 2023 | Source:

    Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shares the story about her miscarriage, dated February 25, 2023 | Source:

    In the quiet before the procedure, Jessa described feeling profoundly isolated despite being surrounded by loved ones soon after. Those minutes were among the most challenging of her life, a sentiment she expressed with emotion.


    Amidst the sorrow, the support of her family, including her kids, became her solace. Their presence and care during such a trying time brought the mother immense comfort, showcasing the family’s unity in the face of adversity.

    In October 2023, following the heartache of their loss, the star shared an uplifting image on social media. The photo displayed an ultrasound scan, signaling the anticipation of a new life, the baby who would be named George.

    Her caption resonated with hope and gratitude: “Every heartbeat heard, every ultrasound seen, every appointment with a good report… the worries fade a little bit more. God has blessed us beyond measure, and YOU ARE SO, SO LOVED, my little one. #rainbowbaby.”

    The birth of fifth baby George marked a new chapter for the Seewald family, a testament to their resilience and enduring faith.

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