Jessa Duggar Seewald’s Scary Home Birth: Michelle Duggar Called 911 And Forgot Daughter’s Birthday, TLC To Show Baby Photo Tonight

Jessa Duggar Seewald was determined to give birth at home, and she successfully delivered Baby Seewald in the same small house where Josh Duggar’s wife Anna birthed three of her four children. Jessa’s massive baby didn’t experience any complications, but Baby Seewald’s mother wasn’t so lucky — she had to be rushed to the hospital because she experienced heavy bleeding after giving birth.

Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald welcomed their baby boy on November 5, and he was a real whopper — their first child weighed in at 9 lbs., 10 oz. Jessa opted to give birth at home, and it’s possible that Jessa’s new TV special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, played a part in this decision — it’s much easier for a TLC camera crew to film in one of the Duggar’s homes than it is for the crew to cram inside a hospital room. Jessa’s decision to give birth at home also benefited TLC by producing a dramatic moment that fans of the Duggar family will just have to tune in to see. According to a recent report, Jessa Duggar had to be rushed to the hospital after experiencing scary complications.

The Daily Mail obtained a recording of a 911 call that was made after Jessa Duggar delivered her healthy baby boy. Michelle Duggar made the call, and she was strangely calm while she talked about her daughter suffering from blood loss.

“Mother is bleeding after birth,” Michelle can be heard saying in the 911 recording. “We need her to be checked out.”

Even though the mother of 19 didn’t sound worried or frantic, it’s possible that her daughter’s distress shook her up just a bit. When Michelle Duggar was asked for Jessa’s age, she said that her fifth child is 24. However, Jessa celebrated her 23rd birthday just two days ago.

During the 911 call, Michelle informed the 911 operator that Jessa Duggar was “alert and awake,” and she said that the bleeding had stopped.

“There was quite a bit of blood when the placenta detached, but uterus is hard now.”

In the recording below, Michelle can be heard reassuring her daughter while she tells Jessa what her midwife is doing.

“We’re massaging your uterus,” she says. “Hang in there.”

The 911 operator then instructs Michelle to collect her daughter’s afterbirth so that it can be examined once the ambulance arrives to pick Jessa up.