Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage With 20th Child

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced some sad news today.

A month after they announced her pregnancy with their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told her she suffered a miscarriage.

"After the appointment, we came back home and told the children," says Michelle, 45. "We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment."

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She says the family will select a name after they know if the baby, miscarried in the second trimester, was a boy or girl, and then plan to have a funeral.

"I feel like my heart broke telling my children," says Michelle. "They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult."

Still, she adds that the family's faith perseveres: "The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."

The stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting weathered myriad medical ordeal with their youngest daughter, Josie-Brookyln, born in December 2009.

This is actually her second miscarriage. Michelle lost a baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control then, citing that as a big reason the pair decided they'd leave the number of children they have "up to God."

In light of these events, should the Duggars still try for a 20th?

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@Ben. What kind of a beast are you???? Hope they have more miscarriage. Its only people like you heartless people who pollute/over crowd this world.
I hope that you never have kids because they would suffer your bloody sins.
You know you are really heartless. Btw a lady can have many kids as she wants. There's no bloody rule against that. If you hate the Duggar's than....here's a innocent thought don't read stories about them!!!!!!!


I’m glad she miscarried. I hope she miscarries the rest of the children she will try to have. What gives her the right to have 20 kids, regardless of whether or not she can afford to have them?
This planet is suffering from dwindling resources and increasing over population and it’s idiots like them that are destroying our planet. And all in the name of what, religion? Another reason why religious people are retarded.


Dear Hollywood Gossip, I'm offended that you would even offer that up for a poll. Did anyone of your office members poll the rest of the office as to whether they ought to have more children? I bet you would have liked it if the parents of 'those rotten kids' asked for permission! Of course, what do I expect from a rag called 'Hollywood Gossip'. Such a heated topic for a family who isn't really bothering anyone and raising fine children. Perhaps the folks who are commenting can wander on over Octomom or Kate's way...


Michelle Duggar Miscarriage of 20th Child, Michelle official statement: http://ow.ly/7Uc2q


I dont think they need anymore children, but I am sorry for the lost. No one deserves to go through a misscarriage, especially in the second trimester. She already bonded with this baby. PAryers to the Dagger family.


@Riley Thank you for correcting me. I was thinking about sisterwives in relation to Michelle. I have read so many hatefilled things on all sites. I wondered exactly what they did, other than ultasound, to determine their baby had parished. Some modern doctors would opt for a procedure that reads like a spontaneous abortion. Many of us have fought against labeling it this way to doctors and insurance company's. It fell on deaf ears. The Duggard family is so deeply religious that I hope this does not happen to them. Whoever said why get an 8" coffin or a burial at all because it is a FETUS..... Life begins at conception. Insensitive bottom dweller.


Omg im shocked this womans uterus hasnt shot out of her vag with a cough or sneeze! Lmao only her body knows when enough is enough. Sorry for the loss though.


yea enough plz! give others a chance too


I personally think that they should follow their hearts. Even though it may be dangerous for her, we serve a living God. A God that can do anything. So why not have another child. Besides if we look at biblical characters God Blessed them with any children and those days people never were equipped with medical objects for delivery and many of them lived for 100s of years. so if God worked magic than he can do it for this family!! I also advice them that the go and see another gynecologist while its still early. The baby could still be alive. There's a 65% chance of that happening. But you guys will be in my prayers!!


@lol TMac always has that issue about racism. Almost every comment he sends through. So some of us likes to ignore him!!!!