Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just announced that they are expecting their 20th child. Today Moms reports that at the age of 45, Michelle is about 3 1/2 months pregnant and is, so far, free of complications. She noted that she is past her morning sickness and feeling excellent.
The Duggars are the focus of the TLC program “19 Kids and counting”. Michelle’s last pregnancy ended when their daughter was delivered 3 1/2 months early because Michelle was suffering from preeclampsia and gall bladder trouble. Despite early heath problems, their daughter, Josie, will turn 2 this December and is now a healthy and active child.
The family faced some criticism during Josie’s health struggle because their large family seems excessive to many observers. Jim Bob and Michelle have stated in the past that they don’t use birth control and are leaving the decisions about the size of their family in God’s hands. They have also noted that they live debt free and provide well for all of their kids who range in age from 23 years to 23 months.