Jessa Duggar, the ‘19 Kids, and Counting’ alum revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the holidays.
Over the weekend, on 25 February 2023, the 30-year-old mom of four posted a video of approximately nineteen minutes on her official youtube channel.
In the ‘Heartbreak Over the Holidays’ video, Jessa opened up about the family’s loss of a most expected new member, their fifth child.
The video shared the moments the family had gone through during this pregnancy period until the miscarriage.
The Heartbreaking Video
The video started with the television personality showing the best moments of revealing her pregnancy to her four kids who never had the slightest idea of what was coming.
Jessa recalled the shocking moments when she got to hear about her great loss of the new baby. In the video, we can hear the former reality star speaking that it was better to have her husband around her at the time of the ultrasound when her doctor revealed that the baby is not healthy.
She said that her husband consoled her and sat there holding her hands. After hearing the news she broke into tears as the family was very much expecting the new member.
The 19-minute video made it clear how much the baby meant to the family and how happy they were to welcome the little one who couldn’t make it to life. She revealed that she was trying really hard to process the loss after the tragic news.
When heard it, she stated that she was completely shocked and had no words. She started crying right after her doctors revealed that the baby doesn’t look well.
In the video, she added that nothing could have made her prepared for the weight of the words she felt at the moment.
After the part where she discloses the pregnancy to her kids alongside her husband, we could see the young mom speaking on her concerns regarding the blood spotting that she experienced a few times.
She said that although she researched the condition, everything seemed normal and that she felt much better than in the previous days. After her research, she said that the condition is quite normal for a pregnant woman and one out of three could experience the same.
As she was having a hard time with the spotting, she said in the video that her family comforted her by singing a devotional hymn, ‘Day by Day,’ which is one of her favorites, in order to calm her down.
Even though she was having concerns, she never would have thought that the baby would not make it into life. Later, after the next ultrasound appointment, the couple got to know about the condition of the baby.
When the doctor revealed this, she said that her husband wrapped his arms around her and they were given their own time to heal from such a shocking revelation.
She said, “I feel like in some ways miscarriages can be so jarring because you don’t have clear signs of something going wrong.”
Jessa said in the video that she only had minimal spotting for 24 hours. The couple then decided to find a hospital where they could get a dilation and curettage procedure in order to remove the fetus from her womb.
Although she lost a baby, she never complained to God about taking a life away from them. Instead, she said that thanked God for giving them this life even though they weren’t able to have the baby alive and healthy in their hands.
For her, the most difficult moment of the entire process was the time after the fetus removal procedure. She said that before taking her back to the room where her husband and mother were waiting, she felt alone for about 10-15 minutes after removing the fetus.
While concluding the video, she thanked her husband and kids for supporting her at the hardest times that she’s been going through. Also, she even announced taking a hiatus from social media in order to heal herself from the tragedy that has surpassed her life.