Jessa Duggar Is Pregnant With Her Fifth Child After Tragic Miscarriage

'Counting On' alum Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald announced their pregnancy in September 2023 after sadly suffering a miscarriage in late 2022.

Michelle Stein - Author

Oct. 4 2023, Updated 2:59 p.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald announced in September 2023 that they are expecting a new baby.
  • Sadly, Jessa previously experienced miscarriages.
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As fans of the Duggar family know, Counting On alum Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald started their family in 2015 and have so far welcomed four beautiful children.

And following a tragic loss in late 2022, Jessa and Ben happily announced in September 2023 that they were expecting a baby.

jessa duggar and ben seewald on vacation eating ice cream
Source: YouTube

Jessa talked about her pregnancy in a September 2023 YouTube video called "A Baby on the Way & Romantic Getaway!"

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Jessa Duggar is pregnant!

On Sept. 9, 2023, Jessa posted an Instagram story that announced her pregnancy.

"After a heartbreaking loss last year, we are so grateful God has blessed us with a rainbow baby," she wrote (per People).

Then, the following month, Jessa posted some ultrasound photos to Instagram, writing: "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."

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In February 2023, Jessa Duggar revealed that she'd miscarried.

In late February 2023, Jessa published a video to her YouTube channel titled "Heartbreak Over the Holidays," during which she revealed that she was pregnant with her fifth child but miscarried.

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Jessa Duggar
Source: YouTube/Jessa Seewald

"Back in November of last year, we announced to the kids that a new baby was on the way," Jessa said in a voiceover. She went on to explain that she started spotting toward the end of her second trimester of pregnancy, so they scheduled an ultrasound. Unfortunately, the appointment revealed Jessa had suffered a miscarriage.

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"As soon as [the ultrasound tech] started taking a look at the baby, I could tell there was some concern in her voice," Jessa said. "She said, 'Well, the sac looks good — baby does not.' Honestly, nothing could have prepared me for the weight of those words in that moment."

Ultimately, Jessa underwent a procedure called a D&C, which removed the unviable pregnancy.

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Jessa had had a previous miscarriage before, as well.

Previously, Jessa suffered a miscarriage in between welcoming her third child, Ivy, and becoming pregnant with her fourth child, Fern.

On Feb.18, 2021, Jessa took to Instagram in February 2021 to share that she and Ben were expecting their fourth child. "We’re looking forward to summertime, and here’s our No. 1 reason! Thank you, God, for this precious gift! #RainbowBaby," she captioned a photo of a sonogram.

The "rainbow baby" hashtag indicated that not only was Jessa pregnant again, but that she had a miscarriage at some point — something she hadn't previously shared with her followers.

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"After the heartbreaking loss of a baby last year, we’re overjoyed to share that another little Seewald is on the way!" the couple told ET Online. "The pregnancy is going smoothly, and both baby and Jessa are doing well. We are so grateful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are delighted, and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one into our arms this summer."

Source: Instagram
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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald currently have four kids.

Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald started having babies in 2015 — and roughly every two years after, they've welcomed another child.

Their first kid, Spurgeon, was born on Nov. 5, 2015.

Next, Jessa gave birth to their son Henry on Feb. 6, 2017.

Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, and their kids
Source: Instagram/@jessaseewald

On May 26, 2019, Ivy Seewald — Jessa and Ben's first daughter — was born.

Finally, Fern joined the family on July 18, 2021.

Congratulations to this beautiful fam!

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