Jessa Duggar announces the birth of her fourth child as she shares an intimate photo with her baby

Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald.

The TLC star, 28, announced the latest addition to her family on her Instagram account Monday, posting an intimate photo of herself crying while holding the newborn in her arms.

Unlike her previous three pregnancies, which were all home births, Jessa chose to welcome her fourth child to the hospital.

‘Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!’ she announced jubilantly in the caption.

‘Baby Seewald #4 has arrived!’ Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

The caption did not reveal the child’s name or gender.

Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured videos capturing the days leading up to her big day.

In the video, the reality star spoke to her children about their new sibling and showed them some of the preparations they had made for the big day, including a “birth bag.”

She also revealed that they were struggling over their child’s name: “It’s harder than it looks.”

Big day!  The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband coming to the hospital with their luggage in tow

Big day! The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband coming to the hospital with their luggage in tow

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived

The video contained footage of Jessa and her husband making their way to the hospital with their luggage in tow.

Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived.

Jessa recently revealed she was planning to give birth to her fourth child in hospital after three previous home births – with two eventually sending her to hospital in an ambulance.

'Ready to go': Seewald showed off some of the steps they were taking to prepare for delivery, including unloading their child's car seats so they were 'ready to go to the hospital anytime! '

‘Ready to go’: Seewald showed off some of the steps they were taking to prepare for delivery, including unloading their child’s car seats so they were ‘ready to go to the hospital anytime! ‘

Inside look: Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured video capturing the days leading up to her big day

Inside look: Jessa also urged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured video capturing the days leading up to her big day

The reality star had given birth to five-year-old Spurgeon, four-year-old Henry and two-year-old daughter Ivy at home, but suffered two dangerous hemorrhages that sent her to hospital immediately after giving birth.

Jessa and Ben announced they are expecting again in February, with fans speculating whether she would attempt another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy.

Jessa hadn’t revealed the baby’s gender, or even the due date – announcing the pregnancy, she and Ben said, ‘We are so thankful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are overjoyed and we can’t wait to welcome this little one in our arms this summer.’

Hospital Birth: Unlike her previous three pregnancies, which were all home births, Jessa chose to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Hospital Birth: Unlike her previous three pregnancies, which were all home births, Jessa chose to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Family Matters: Jessa and Ben announced they're expecting again in February, with fans speculating if she'd try another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy

Family Matters: Jessa and Ben announced they’re expecting again in February, with fans speculating if she’d try another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy

Jessa also thought about the miscarriage she suffered before this pregnancy, admitting that she felt fear and anxiety early on while carrying around this time.

“During my first trimester, I think I was pretty nervous and had a hard time feeling very excited about the pregnancy because I was nervous that something could go wrong and this baby might not make it,” she said.

Local EMTs are sure to be relieved by the news that Jessa is planning to give birth in a hospital setting, as they rushed to her house on two previous occasions — with all of the mother of three’s home births captured on camera for the family’s TLC series Count. on.

The joyous occasion comes amid a difficult time for the Duggar family, with disgraced star Josh Duggar being accused in May of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material.

In the wake of the controversy, TLC announced in June that the Canceled Counting.

TLC will not produce additional seasons of Counting On, TLC revealed in a statement to We Weekly. “TLC thinks it’s important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to talk privately about their situation.”

Baby makes six!  Jessa and Ben have announced they are expecting again in February

Baby makes six! Jessa and Ben have announced they are expecting again in February

Aww: Seewald shared a photo of her ultrasound in February as she thanked God

Aww: Seewald shared a photo of her ultrasound in February as she thanked God “for this precious gift!”

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