Jessa Duggar gave birth to her third child, Ivy Jane, on Sunday, May 26, and fans have been waiting to hear all the details of this joyous event. The special birth episode called Counting On: A Baby Girl for Jessa will be shown on June 25 on TLC. However, the network decided to share the two-part webisode early on their site and on the TLC Go app. It was revealed earlier that Jessa did have a home birth once again, but there are more details that have emerged.
As the Seewalds detailed to TLC, most of their family members were out of town attending the wedding of Carlin Bates in Tennessee when Jessa's water broke. It was quite unexpected as she wasn't due for 10 more days. It was so unexpected that the midwife that was supposed to be there for the birth had gone out of town as well. However, they did have a backup plan in place. Surprisingly enough, Jessa had planned on having this baby at the hospital in a birthing suite, but that all changed quickly.
The backup plan included a different midwife and a home birth. Jill Dillard was also on hand to help her sister out and was surprisingly shown on camera throughout the show. When the contractions weren't progressing enough, the Duggar daughter decided to go to the big house to walk up and down their stairs. She also concocted a smoothie that consisted of strawberries and castor oil before she left her house.