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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@67fuon3 sorry for your lose. But just wanted to correct you on something. Its Psalms 23:4 and not solomon. Because Solomon only has 8 chapters. But I agree that verse is really powerful.

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I was going to comment but this one thing.
TMac - are you really that ignorant????
Not one of them is African American because their
Mommy and daddy are pure Caucasian.
Have you watched the show? No one is cast for the part, they are a real family. God bless them with as many as you will give them.
They raise their children with high morals, are not
On welfare or take go government assistance. They understand that god giveth and taketh. God comfort them during this time that they grieve for their lost child. The loss of a child at any stage of pregnancy is rough.

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It's time to let your body rest Michelle; 19 births have to have weakened your uterus, not to mention your strength and immunity. 19 kids= 19 blessings. Perhaps you should concentrate on the littles ones you have.

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Having that many kids will have a woman body suffering. She need to know, when to take it easy and relax the body.

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hello there i am from corbin ky just want to say u all are very good pepole i like how your kids mind i have three childen me and my ex are no longer together and it's benn hard to make them mind had to let my son go live with his dad it was to much when a child stands up to u with a belt like he's going to smake you with it and my girls are out of hand to some times but what can i do know about your still haveing kids i think it's time to stop when i saw little jossie it broke my hart it made me cry i watch your tv show almost every morring don't get me wrong all of your kids are very betuful the bates don't live that far from me i think it was a good thing u all done by helping them to fix there house

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I lost my son shortly after birth. My heart really does go out to the whole family. Solemn 23:4 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Such a sad and sudden passing really tests our relationship with God. Please stand in your beliefs Michelle. God bless all of you.

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I hope they take it as a sign that its enough.

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Your body is telling you enough is enough.

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Iam so sorry for your loss...but seriously. Outta all 19 kids cast for that show...not one of them is African American. Racists pigs.

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like everyone in america who has ever seen your family and how you love one another,my heart hurts for you