'19 Kids and Counting' star Jessa Duggar-Seewald's baby gender reveal after she gives birth

The gender reveal of Jessa Duggar-Seewald's baby will have to wait until the "19 Kids and Counting" star gives birth in November. 

Recently, Jessa, her husband Ben, sister Jill, and brother-in-law Derick Seewald attended the ALIVE Christian Music Festival in Mineral City, Ohio. In the reality show star's first public appearance since her brother Josh got embroiled in a child molestation scandal, she confirmed that she wants to keep the gender of her first baby a secret for now.

The 22-year-old Jessa announced her pregnancy in May, saying that she and her 19-year-old husband are expecting to meet their first-born child on Nov. 1, the same date as their first wedding anniversary.

The couple's first child will be the sixth grandchild of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and the third family addition for this year. Jill gave birth to her first son Israel David on April 6, while Josh and his wife Anna will welcome their fourth child this month. 

But while the Seewalds refuse to announce their baby's gender, the couple gamely discussed their plans to adopt in the future.

"We've been looking into different options, maybe going through the state or a private adoption agency and that sort of thing," Jessa told PEOPLE.

However, the Seewalds might have to wait for at least a year before they can push through with their adoption plans since the state of Arkansas requires couples to be married for several years, and the youngest member of the household should not be younger than nine months old. 

The Duggars became known when TLC featured their very large family in their long-running reality show. But the network recently pulled out the remaining episodes of the current season when the scandal involving the eldest Duggar son became public. 

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