Terrified Joy-Anna Duggar Learns She Needs Emergency C-Section In ‘Counting On’ Sneak Peek

Joy-Anna Duggar overcame her “greatest fear” in order to welcome her baby boy, Gideon Martyn Forsyth.

In a sneak peek of the upcoming season of Counting On, the then-pregnant Joy discusses her anxiety about delivering her baby and her general nerves about becoming a new mom.

“As we get closer to the birth I think there’s a lot of emotions, somewhat nervous. A little scared,” she says.

As OK! readers know, the delivery of the reality star’s first child did not go quite as planned. She had to undergo an emergency C-section after finding out her firstborn was breech (meaning the baby was positioned head-up, so his feet were pointed toward the birth canal).

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“Seeing my wife in pain, that was probably about the hardest,” her husband Austin Forsyth says through tears in the clip.

The video then shows Joy mid-labor saying, “Somebody help me breathe.”

“Having a C-section is my greatest fear,” Joy explains in the preview clip after she is shown being wheeled into an operating room.

Joy planned on having a home birth. However, after Joy was in labor for nearly 24 hours without any real progress the nervous parents-to-be informed their family that Joy was being transported to the hospital.

Joy-Anna Duggar

Once there, the doctors determined that baby Gideon was breech and would have to be delivered by C-section.

Counting On returns Monday, July 30 on TLC.

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