Browsers may block some cookies by default. Click accept to allow advertising partners to use cookies and serve more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.
jinger-duggar-birth-complications-1549918912789-1549918914630.jpg
Source: Instagram

Jinger Duggar's Birth Was Way More Complicated Than You Think

By Anna Quintana

Last July, Jinger Duggar gave birth to her first child with husband Jeremy Vuolo. "God is so kind," the couple said in a statement announcing the arrival of daughter Felicity. "Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well. We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!"

Fast forward seven months, and Jinger's delivery is being played out on the Duggar family's reality series, Counting On, and it turns out, the birth was way more complicated than fans think. 

Jinger was induced three days before her due date.

The 25-year-old had been planning on a natural birth, but was advised to induce her labor due to her sisters having a history of large babies. Jinger's midwife Alisa also suggested a hospital birth, since Jinger was not making any progress at home. 

“Some of my sisters have been through a bit of a tough time with labor and delivery, so I have decided just to go ahead and switch to the hospital," she told cameras. "I think that just kind of just puts me at ease knowing, OK, if I need anything, it’s here. And I think it’ll help me be more relaxed in the long run."