The Counting On star, who let cameras into the hospital room during her labor and delivery, can be seen crying and struggling to breathe in a video of the birth shared on TLC’s site.
Kendra Duggar let cameras roll at the hospital while delivering her daughter, Addison Renee.
Throughout the labor, Kendra’s mom, Christina Caldwell, and her sister, Lauren Caldwell, were in the delivery room to help coach her through the painful moments.
After Addison was born, Kendra admitted to her husband, Joe Duggar, that she thought she was “going to die.”
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Kendra Duggar reveals she had trouble with breathing during both of her deliveries.
Kendra gave birth to her son, Garrett in June 2018, and had similar issues, particularly with breathing.
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At the time, she said, “I tend to want to stop breathing and just kind of hold my breath when I’m in a lot of pain. And that’s something that even during my childhood I’ve had to work on when I would fall down – to remember to breathe and not hold my breath because that causes more problems.”
The couple’s birth special will air on an upcoming episode of Counting On on TLC. Ahead of it, the family shared new photos of Addison and their growing family on their Instagram. “We are so excited to share photos of our family of four! We are so in love with Addison.”
Congratulations to the parents! We know the pain and frustration of labor was worth it!
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