Mrs Carter: The Duggar’s are expecting their 20th child – will they ever stop?
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have announced that they are expecting their 20th child and that Michelle is already three and a half months into her pregnancy. Michelle said;
“We are so excited. I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now.”
Although women are having children in their 40’s these days, many of them have not had 19 children before that point and as women get older the health risks for the child and mother greatly increase. Michelle and Jim Bob’s last child, Josie, had some serious health complications, being born at 25 weeks and weighing only 1lb., 6 oz., but it seems that hasn’t discouraged them from having another child. Michelle says that Josie is doing fine now and is almost 2 year old. She said;
“A lot of people have asked would we consider having more children after what we went through with Josie. That experience was one of the scariest things we have ever walked through as a family. We thank God, and are grateful for the many prayers offered on Josie’s behalf. What a miracle she is, our little sunshine, she is doing wonderful!”
While the Duggar’s understand the public’s concerns about their choice to have another child after the struggles that both Michelle and Josie had with their health and with Michelle being 45 years old, Jim Bob says that Michelle is in the greatest health of her life. He said;
“Michelle is probably in better health now than she was 10 years ago. She has been getting on an elliptical for about an hour a day and is very careful of what she eats.”
Do you think that it’s time for the Duggar’s to stop having children or do you feel that they should have as many as they want regardless of the risks? Let us know what you think.
Photo: Jim Bob Duggar