Can Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar handle any more babies?
Well, their hearts are open and ready, but her 47-year-old body may not be.
The star couple of the hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting made a visit to an OB/GYN that specializes in high risk pregnancies recently.
They reportedly wanted to find out if the mother of 19 would be physically up to the job of carrying another Duggar baby.
She intended “to really find out where I am in my life right now, hormonally speaking, as well as the ability to carry a baby and give birth, if that’s possible at this point.”
“If I am in that season of life where we’re not able to have any more, then I’m fine, I’m happy with that.”, Michelle said. “But if there are things physically I need to know, that I need to do, healthwise just to be ready to catch a baby if God saw fit to give us one.”
Michelle, who suffered a miscarriage in December of 2011, knows that chances are slim, but wants to be ready just in case. In December of 2009 she delivered the couple’s youngest child, Josie Brooklyn Duggar, at 3 1/2 months early. According to her doctor, things could go like this from here on out if she were to get pregnant again at 47.
He says that “It’s very unusual” to see a pregnancy at this age, around 5% in fact. And if she were to get pregnant, her chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome would be around 20-25%. But Michelle wasn’t deterred by these words. She has been hearing the same warnings since she was 36.
With two of her daughters getting ready to start new lives and her children having their grandchildren, is it nuts for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar to even be thinking about baby #20? Or are they doing the right thing by just checking in to make sure everything is ok should it happen? Or is the whole thing a ploy to keep people watching 19 Kids and Counting?
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