After suffering a miscarriage 19 weeks and 1 day into her pregnancy, 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar is feeling “good physically,” resting at home with her children by her side.
“Our doctor said it was wise to let this miscarriage happen naturally. And so that is what we are going to do,” Michelle, 45, tells People, adding, “The kids are mothering me now. Jill, , just brought me some food and they are taking good care of me.”
This is the second miscarriage for the mom-of-nineteen. Michelle and husband Jim Bob, 46, lost another child after giving birth to their oldest son, Josh, 23. The couple has previously blamed oral contraceptives for their loss, stating that it’s one of the reasons they no longer use birth control.
We named that baby Caleb even though we didn’t know if it was a boy or girl because that miscarriage was early,” Michelle explains. “We will name this child and will know that we will see those children again someday in heaven.”
Though the news of their miscarriage has certainly been difficult to deal with, Michelle says that she knew “something was not right” when a recent blood draw revealed a drop in her progesterone levels.
“On Dec. 3, I felt a little uncomfortable but I thought it was just something I’d eaten. It could have been the beginning of something going wrong,” Duggar recalls.
Michelle and Jim Bob have said that they plan to make funeral arrangements for their baby after the family selects a name.