Michelle Duggar’s latest pregnancy ends in miscarriage

The pregnancy that would have produced the 19 Kids and Counting stars’ 20th child has ended in a miscarriage.

TLC released a statement from Jim Bob Duggar that said, “Earlier today at a routine doctor’s appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby. Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

The couple talked to People, and the magazine reports that “[t]his was their second miscarriage; Michelle lost her baby during her second pregnancy. She was taking oral birth control at the time and cites this as one reason the couple together decided to leave the number of children they have ‘up to God.'”

When the Duggars announced they were pregnant in early November on national television, reports noted how fraught with problems her 19th pregnancy was, which led to the child being born three and a half months prematurely and suffering medical complications.

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