Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Trying for Baby No. 20

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are taking the name of their TLC reality series, “19 Kids and Counting”, to heart.  In a recent interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the Duggar family matriarch admitted she and her husband are trying their luck at conceiving a 20th child.

“I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We’re trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility,” Michelle interviewed. She told Celebrity Baby Scoop she believes more children in the house means more love in the lives of their family. “Love really, truly multiplies … it doesn’t divide. When you have more people in the family, there is that many more people to spread love all around,” she said.

Michelle’s last two pregnancies were filled with complications. Her youngest daughter, now three, was born three months early and weighing only 1 lb, 6oz. Michelle’s last pregnancy sadly ended in miscarriage during her second trimester last December.

Michelle told the website she feels healthy enough to carry a 20th child. “I feel great. I think that exercising and eating right definitely makes a difference. My health is good and I am grateful for that. I think it could be different; every person struggles with different things, but I am so grateful that my health is good.” Mother Nature, however, could have different plans. Experts say mothers 40 and older have a 30 percent chance of having a miscarriage, and mid-life pregnancy also puts moms at risk of a slew of other postpartum conditions.


The couple are parents to children ranging in ages from 25 to 3: Joshua, 25, twins Jana and John-David, 23, Jill, 22, Jessa, 20, Jinger, 19, Joseph, 18, Josiah, 17, Joy-Anna, 15, twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 14, Jason, 13, James, 12, Justin, 11, Jackson, 9, Johanna, 7, Jennifer, 6, Jordyn, 4, and Josie, 3. Michelle and Jim Bob are also grandparents Joshua’s three children.

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