Jill Duggar’s 70 Hour Labor Ordeal — Get The Details!

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The struggle was definitely real for Jill Dillard (nee Duggar).

The 19 Kids and Counting star and first-time mom welcomed a son on April 6, 2015 — two weeks after his planned March 24, 2015 due date!

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Jill wasn’t concerned initially, telling herself that new moms are often late.

However, serious complications began to arise that required medical action.

At 41 weeks and 5 days, Jill’s water broke. She was also diagnosed with Group B strep, a bacterial infection that can pass to newborns during childbirth.

Jill spent 20 hours in labor, and when traces of meconium were spotted, the 23-year-old decided to go to the hospital. Traces of meconium — baby waste — can indicate fetal distress.

Two more days of labor ensued, and at the 70 hour mark, the baby was in a traverse breech position. Jill and her husband Derick Dillard made the choice to undergo a Cesarian section, and baby Israel David Dillard was born just before midnight.

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Mom revealed:

“His birth didn’t go as expected, but having him here ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ it’s worth all of it. I wouldn’t do anything differently.”

Israel weighed in at a whopping 9 lb. 10 oz., so Jill was DEFINITELY a trooper.

Of course, Israel’s birth was documented by the reality TV cameras, and viewers can watch the baby drama unfold on May 5, 2015.

[Image via Instagram.]

Apr 14, 2015 7:36pm PDT

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