The Duggars are no strangers to controversy, but Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have mostly avoided the taint of the Josh Duggar sex scandals in part because they physically re-located to another country.
Now, however, the couple's ties to Central America are resulting in further criticism.
As you may have heard, Jill Duggar is pregnant with her second child.
Currently, she and Derick are back living in Arkansas after several months performing missionary work in El Salvador.
Some fans breathed a sigh of relief when the Dillard clan returned to the States, many of them citing the fact that Jill and Derick were lving in a Zika virus hot spot with their infant son as a serious concern.
Their fears were compounded when reports of Derick experiencing serious health problems began to circulate online.
Now, those same fans have seem deeply troubled by news that Derick and Jill plan to return to El Salvador prior to the birth of their second child.
In a recent interview with People magazine, Jill opened up about her current pregnancy and revealed that she and Derick have no intention of slowing down in their missionary work.
“We are planning to go back very soon, Jill said when asked about a return trip to El Salvador.
"Then we will come back for the birth of the baby.”
Yes, it sounds as though Jill and Derick intend to fly back to Central America in the coming weeks and then return to the States just prior to the start of her third trimester.
The delivery of Jill's first baby was complicated by a number of issues, and while she had planned on a home birth, she wound up being rushed to a nearby hospital and delivering there.
Jill says she's well aware of the risks of traveling to a poverty-stricken nation while pregnant, but she assures fans there's no cause for concern:
“There’s a level of ease that comes with your second pregnancy," Jill says.
"Derick and I have been down this road together, so we’re comfortable. I’m just going to see how it goes, try to be healthy and prepare as much as I can. But this time I know that labor is unpredictable.”
Will that ease the minds of worried Duggar obsessives?
Absolutely not, but it sounds as though Jill knows what she's doing.