Michelle Duggar: Following Miscarriage, ‘The Kids Are Mothering Me Now’
First Published: December 9, 2011 2:11 PM EST Credit: TLC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Following the heartbreaking news on Thursday that Michelle Duggar had suffered a miscarriage with her 20th child, the reality TV mom says her 19 children are taking care of her in her time of need.
“The kids are mothering me now,” the 45-year-old mother told People. “Jill just brought me some food and they are taking good care of me.”
The Duggar matriarch is still dealing with the physical effects of the miscarriage.
“Our doctor said it was wise to let this miscarriage happen naturally,” Michelle, who is now resting at home, told the mag. “And so that is what we are going to do.”
Despite the miscarriage, the TV star said her body is handling the incident surprisingly well.
“I am resting and I have felt good physically, which is strange,” said Michelle, who was just over 19 weeks into her pregnancy.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Michelle and husband Jim Bob plan to name the baby after they find out if it was a boy or a girl, and they plan to hold a funeral service.
This was Michelle’s second miscarriage. She previously lost a baby during her second pregnancy, when she was reportedly taking oral birth control. According to the mag, this incident caused the couple to let the number of children they have be “up to God.”
In addition to their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009, the couple is also parents to Joshua, 23 (who has two children, Mackynzie, 2, and Michael, 4 months, with wife Anna, 23), twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3.
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