Although Jessa Duggar Seewald is no longer starring on 19 Kids And Counting since the cancellation of the reality TV show, the 23-year-old has been enjoying renewed fame from social media and an upcoming series on TLC that will focus on the Duggar sisters, called Counting On, as the Inquisitr reported.
The new Duggar family show comes despite the negative publicity after a series of scandals generated by Josh Duggar, beginning with the reports that Jessa’s brother had molested five underage girls (including Jessa and her sister, Jill Duggar), followed by the revelations that he had accounts on Ashley Madison, cheated on his wife Anna Duggar, and was addicted to porn. And with Josh in a rehab for sex addiction, the Duggar family spotlight lately has shown more brightly on Jill and Jessa.
Now Jessa is receiving even more of the spotlight with the attention given to her new baby that she and her husband, Ben Seewald, just welcomed. The addition to the Duggar family has been named Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. And with a family of potential babysitters from which to choose, Jessa has selected Jana Duggar, also known as Cinderella, reported Radar Online.
At 25, Jana is unmarried and served as the midwife during Jessa’s labor. Also present during the extended home birth were Duggar matriarch Michelle, 22-year-old Jinger Duggar, and her mother-in-law Guinn. But problems occurred when Jessa bled so heavily that she had to be taken to the hospital.
Now that Seewald is back home, Jana has taken on tasks ranging from diaper-changing duty to lifting the baby as well as playing night nurse.
But although Jana is taking care of the baby, Jessa made a comment that some are interpreting as a slam at her sister.
“You never realize the responsibility of being a parent until you have a baby yourself,” declared Jessa.
But did Jana “Cinderella” Duggar actually take on the role of midwife during Jessa’s home birth that ended so dangerously? As the Inquisitr reported, Jill Duggar was the first daughter who had to be rushed to a hospital during her attempt at home birth, and then Jessa also suffered a medical emergency, forcing her mother to call 911 for emergency medical help for her daughter.
“Mother is bleeding after birth,” the Duggar matriarch said in her 911 call about Jessa. “We need her to be checked out.”
An obstetrician, Dr. Amy Tuteur, an obstetrician-gynecologist with degrees from Harvard and Boston University School of Medicine, has authored a blog that attacks the Duggar family practice of home births.
“Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard are two, young healthy women who planned homebirths. They were about as low risk as low risk can be, yet, in an object lesson for homebirth advocates, both had to be rescued by obstetricians. They trusted birth and birth nearly killed them,” wrote Dr. Tuteur.
“[I am] working as a midwife assistant and doula,” said the Duggar daughter at the time.
However, she did not indicate that she planned to be certified.
“Even though this may not be something that I do for the rest of my life… I plan on using the skills that I’ve developed through these experiences to help my family and friends now and in the future,” added Jana.
Now that Jana is playing the role of babysitter to Jessa’s new baby, the new mom herself and husband have been focusing on sharing multiple photos of their son. And the Seewalds even responded to the groans they got on social media when they announced the baby name, reported the Stir.
Instead of Spurgeon Elliott, Jessa and Ben agreed on Quincy as the nickname, and Duggar shared that they’ve secretly considered that the baby’s nickname even before she gave birth.
“When we first found out that we were expecting a baby, Ben and I were talking about a letter theme for our kids and Ben suggested, ‘Why don’t we go with the letter Q?’ lol! Of course that was a joke, but from that point, Ben started calling our little one ‘Quincy,’ and the nickname just sorta stuck,” explained Jessa.
If she plans to follow in her mother’s lead with 19 children, they may have some issues sticking to that letter theme. So far, Ben and Jessa haven’t shared how many little Seewalds they hope to produce.
[Image via Jessa Duggar Seewald / Twitter]