The 19 Kids and Counting star also reveals how she has struggled with morning sickness
Only a Duggar would hope for a multiple birth!
“During the stages of morning sickness, keeping something in my stomach kept me from being sick,” Jessa, 23, explains. “If I kept something in my stomach, I would be way less nauseous.”
That said, the 19 Kids and Counting star is taking care to ensure that she’s eating healthy as she enters her second trimester. “I’m thinking about everything that goes into my mouth,” she says, adding that she doesn’t have any “super-serious food cravings” but that she’s had to stay away from pickles – a Duggar family favorite – and dairy.
So far, Ben, 19, has been a great support to his soon-to-be co-parent. Morning sickness was “rough” on Jessa during those weeks, she says, but “Ben was so sweet – ‘How can I help you? What can I get you to snack on?’ … He’s so sweet. Always waiting on me hand and foot.”
For more on Jessa and Ben Seewald’s pregnancy news, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
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