Jessa Duggar, daughter of Bob and Michelle Duggar from the reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, and husband Ben Seewald have announced that they are expecting their first baby.
According to People magazine, Ben and Jessa are thrilled and are actually hoping they have triplets. Jessa told the magazine that she’s “hoping its triplets because I have been eating so much!” The couple’s new addition is due November 1st, the same day as their wedding anniversary.
So far, Jessa’s main pregnancy symptom has been morning sickness. She explained, “During the stages of morning sickness, keeping something in my stomach kept me from being sick. If I kept something in my stomach, I would be way less nauseous.” But Jessa is still being very careful about what she eats, saying, “I’m thinking about everything that goes into my mouth.”
Additionally, Jessa said that she hasn’t had any odd pregnancy cravings. “I thought I’d crave pickles and lemons because my mother did, but I couldn’t stand them. And one day I suddenly couldn’t do dairy. I would sit and bed and eat crackers, hoping the nausea would pass,” said Jessa.
Now the couple is looking to Jessa’s sister, Jill for parenting advice. Jill is a student midwife and welcomed her first-born son, Israel, on April 7th. However, Jessa isn’t comparing herself to her older sister. She said, “I am not comparing, not worrying about what could happen, we are just getting prepared. Every birth story is unique. We think we want to go with a midwife and plan for a home birth, but I want to just be prepared that not everything may go as planned and try not to get too worried about it.”
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As LifeNews previously reported, Jessa Duggar has been very open about her pro-life views just like her parents. In fact, in 2014 she was criticized for linking the Jewish Holocaust with abortion after visiting the Holocaust Museum is Washington D.C. In a post on Instagram she wrote that pro-lifers should not sit idly by while the unborn, sick and elderly are being killed.
She said, “The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor. May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife.”