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Michelle Duggar Delivers 19th Child

It's a Girl For Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar!

Number 19 is here! Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed baby girl Josie Brooklyn to the world yesterday evening. Born prematurely, the tiny tot weighed in at 1 pound, 6 ounces! After successfully dealing with gallstone issues, the mother of many was rushed to the hospital with complications. According to People, "Michelle was taken to the OR for an emergency C-section. She is resting comfortably, and the baby is stable and in the NICU for extended care." Congratulations to the Duggar family! We wish Michelle a speedy recovery and hope Josie Brooklyn will soon be able to join the rest of her family in their home.

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FrankiLee FrankiLee 6 years
Best wishes to Michelle & Jim Bob and to little baby Josie. I hope everything goes smoothly and she can go home in the next little while.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 6 years
Baby sounds pretty small for being 6 months to me, I don't know, But I am praying for this little one. And I agree, preeclampsia and gallbladder plroblems happen with a lot of pregnancies. Gall bladders problems during pregnancy is actually more common in younger mothers whose diet is not the best. And has absolutely NOTHING to do with having a lot of kids. So best not to open your mouth unless you know what you are talking about. I would never in a million years have so many kids and at 29 probably a little too late to start even if I wanted to. lol. But they seem like great caring wonderful parents who spend more time with each individual child that most parents of 2 kids do now days. Its really sad people feel the need to judge these people.
atlbartender atlbartender 6 years
I just read that that had to do the c section because Michelle had developed a very bad case of preeclampsia. It was discovered while hospitalized for her gallbadder problems. They had to do it because her blood pressure was too high and it was the only chance to save her and the baby. In terms of it being her 19th child, her and her husband take care of their children very well, they have no debt so more power to them for being able to care for such a large family. What harm do them do to the rest of society, we are not supporting them with handouts. I personally don't think I could handle or want such a big family but they can so let them be.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
cant wait for baby # 20 next year!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years
That is just so early... it's shocking they did a c-section to me.... As much as I disagree with their birth control choices, it is still THEIR choice and I hope the baby is healthy and safe. Poor baby, get better soon!
Liss1 Liss1 6 years
God bless them. I hope the baby survives, michelle wasn't due until march 18th. I don't think now is the time for all the nasty comments regarding how many kids they should have. People are just so nasty. It reminds me of when my sister was 18 she gave birth to her twin boys at 29 weeks and they almost didn't make it, our nasty grandmother who didn't approve of an 18 year old having a baby/babies said "well, you would be better off if they don't make it!" Luckily the are now healthy 17 year old boys.
FireFly44 FireFly44 6 years
Enough with the rude anonymous comments. This is not about the parents' birth control/lack of choice. This is a real life human being who is struggling for life and needs all the prayer/positive thoughts/support she can get! Poor little Josie! AND...this has nothing to do with Michelle's age or how many kids she's had. Even young mothers have had birth complications due to gall bladder issues, etc.
lauren lauren 6 years
That is such a small baby!
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