Michelle Duggar: ’19 Kids and Counting’ Star Has Miscarriage
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar were hoping for child number 20 but the laws of nature were against them, according to medical experts. After publicly announcing her pregnancy, the 45-year-old had a miscarriage.
At a routine doctor’s appointment, the couple — stars of “19 Kids and Counting” — learned that she had lost the baby in the second trimester. The family is now resting at home and asked for privacy.
Of the nearly 6 million pregnancies each year in the United States, approximately 15 percent end in miscarriage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But Duggar’s advanced age, rather than the fact that she had 19 children, probably put her at greater risk.
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