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Old 11-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #256
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Reading all the Tweets about this makes me both laugh and nod sadly.

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As the world approaches 7 billion people, researchers marvel at the fact that the Duggars made half of them.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #257
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Every child deserves to be excited they are a part of life," Michelle tells PEOPLE after just revealing that she is pregnant with her 20th child. "Even when we were having our 5th and 6th [kid] ... we would celebrate each pregnancy."

The reality stars have faced mounting criticism over the size of their family and the risks of Michelle's new pregnancy following the premature birth of their daughter, Josie, in Dec. 2009. But the couple insists that Josie's frightening premature birth and Michelle's life-threatening preeclampsia were not enough to convince them that 19 kids were enough.

"If we felt that way, we would have stopped back with our second birth," insists Michelle, 45, who experienced preeclampsia during her second pregnancy with twins John David and Jana, now 21. "There are many women who have experienced preeclampsia and have gone on to have more children."

"That whole mind set that you stop after a problem pregnancy isn't realistic," she continues. "You may encounter struggles along the way. You may not have a perfect pregnancy, but each child is a precious gift."

The Duggars, who star on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, live debt free in a house they built themselves in Tontitown, Ark. They have also come under fire from those suggesting that their older kids have too much responsibility caring for the younger ones and that they don't pay enough individual attention to their kids.

"We homeschool, so we are around our children day in and day out," says Jim Bob, 46. "Because I am in real estate, I am home and can be with the children a lot. When we go to the store or run errands, we take the kids one on one and we get to spend more time individually than a lot of parents do."

Michelle, who is under the care of a high-risk pregnancy doctor, agrees: "The beauty of being in a large family," she says, "is that everyone works together as a team and it is about teaching our children responsibility."

And, she says, the family doesn't take their critics to heart.

"There are a lot of good things we can learn from our critics," she says. "We really believe we are following our faith and there are sometimes going to be people who don't agree and we aren't going to worry about the negative things stated."

"We are thankful for those out there who are happy," says Michelle, "and we are grateful for each and every gift of a child."
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"and we are grateful for each and every gift of a child."

But only the white ones whose names start with "J-"....
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #259
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"That whole mind set that you stop after a problem pregnancy isn't realistic," she continues. "You may encounter struggles along the way. You may not have a perfect pregnancy, but each child is a precious gift."

I'm sorry, but there's something about this comment that makes me want to
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She had a miscarriage. I'm sorry to hear that, regardless of the situation that is very sad and difficult to deal with.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #261
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This is going to sound horribly cruel of me, but when I first heard this news, I figured her body was trying to tell her something. Meaning, stop having kids!

OK, that was mean of me. Miscarriage is sad, no matter what.
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Was this one gonna be named Jeopardy?

Too soon?
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I guess nothing is done in private by these people anymore.

Duggar family posts image of their miscarried child, audio message - latimes.com
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Disgusting and creepy
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This is going to sound horribly cruel of me, but when I first heard this news, I figured her body was trying to tell her something. Meaning, stop having kids!

OK, that was mean of me. Miscarriage is sad, no matter what.
I thought the exact same thing when I heard. They need to consider the risk of bringing another baby into the family before she becomes pregnant again, not grieve the almost inevitable loss of a baby.
It's still a loss for the family though, and they have a right to be sad.


That image is just strange...I looked at it for quite a while..the colour version may have been a little more distasteful....I'm wondering what the actual baby looks like too.
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I don't know about the online stuff, wouldn't be my choice. But I think everyone deals with grief in their own way, so if that's what they choose to do that's their choice. I do think it's healthy and important for people to talk about miscarriage and the grief and loss of it, my own mother didn't even tell me that she had one until I was well into my twenties.

I didn't want to watch the video but I do think the image there is beautiful Maybe that's not the right word, because the child is dead, but I can't think of a more appropriate one. Yes it seems like a very private and personal thing, but so many people these days share so much of that type of thing publicly. I don't know, I can see both positives and negatives.
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