For those who may be unaware, Michelle Duggar is the mother of 19 kids and has a TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” and recently announced she was pregnant with baby 20. Today the news reported that when they went in for an ultrasound to find out if they were having a boy or a girl the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat and confirmed a miscarriage. Whatever your opinions may be on a family of 19 (that’s a topic for a different post) it is a sad moment, anytime there is a loss. This baby was due in April so she was probably around 5 or 6 months along.
I followed their story when they had baby #19, Josie, who was born at 25 weeks and had similar health issues as some of my premature babies. Our oldest was born at 27 weeks, our next two sons who passed away were born at 24 weeks and 21 weeks, and our twin girls that are now 3 were born at 26 weeks.
My heart goes out to this family at this time of grief. May God comfort them as well as the families that are not in the media that have also recently experienced losses, whether they were 5 weeks along or 5 months.