Michelle Duggar's Miscarriage Is a Sign From God


michelle duggar miscarriageOr her uterus. Either/or. But some people are saying that this miscarriage is indeed a sign from God that the Duggars should stop having babies. No matter whether you agree or disagree with the way the Duggar family has chosen to live its quiverfull life, we can all agree that suffering a miscarriage is simply horrifying. And when Michelle Duggar lost what would have been her 20th baby this week, most of us feel for this mom of many. Whether it's your first, or 21st, a miscarriage is incredibly painful and not something I would wish on my worst enemy.

At the same time, I couldn't help but wonder what Michelle's physician was telling her at this time. She is 45 years old and has given birth to 19 children, one of whom was born dangerously premature. Is s/he advising Michelle and Jim Bob to put a halt to the Duggar family business? Should s/he be? And more importantly (to the Duggar family, anyway), what does God think about all of this?

I don't know the OB/GYN and I don't have a direct line to ask God what he or she thinks, so I'm going to leave that up to the Duggars. All I know is my baby making would have been over as soon as I was lucky enough to bring Josie home from the hospital. I would thank God and call it a day. While I couldn't get the Duggar doc on the line, Yvonne Bohn spoke out on The Daily Beast about what she would think, as an OB/GYN. Bohn couldn't be clearer when she says a 45-year-old woman with a history of preeclampsia, premature delivery, 19 children, and four c-sections is basically a nightmare scenario.

Bohn also asks why in the world a woman would do this to herself when the odds of her surviving preeclampsia again are not great, and having a fifth c-section is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Which is to say, at this point, it seems like a religious woman would have to rely on God to step in rather than rely on her own body.

Do you think Michelle Duggar's miscarriage is a sign from God?


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TC00 TC00

If we want to use the line 'it's a sign from god' then we must say that about every miscarriage, and ya know while we're at it lets say anyone who can't get pregnant also should look to it as a sign from god.

If she was 45 and this was her first would people still try to pin this miscarriage on god or would they console her and tell her to keep trying?

hamem... hamemedowns

Incredibly rude and hurtful article.

cocob... cocobeannns

No, because I don't believe in god.

amomo... amomonous

Yes, i do. I am SO sad this happened at ALL let alone at almost 5 months... this is just so sad. I love their family and maybe i do not agree with the number of children, they really are beautiful family. I feel like this HAD to happen and was going to happen no matter what. But i think she should heed this warning. My thoughts and prayers are with the Duggars, God Bless. <3

Kritika Kritika

"I don't know the OB/GYN and I don't have a direct line to ask God what he or she thinks, so I'm going to leave that up to the Duggars"

Kind of contrary to your title.

Amanda Ricketts

Wow, so at The Stir, we're all about "natural birth" and demedicalizing pregnancy... yet you want to consult an OB/GYN who is only willing to take into account a small percentage of her pregnancies?

Michelle Duggar has had preeclampsia with 2 pregnancies. She's had more natural births than c-sections, and is overall a posterchild for healthy pregnancies. Other than her age, there shouldn't really be any reason that shouldn't be pregnant.  It is her BODY, HER CHOICE.

Pro-choice means the choice to become pregnant and to carry that pregnancy to term, even it if it is your 20th.

Personally, I think 20 kids is too many, but I don't have to raise them. I'd rather the Duggar's keep popping out the kiddos and raising them right than the welfare mom from a prior post with 15 kids demanding that "someone" take care of them.


sweet... sweetcherry_59

I'm not brazen enough to assume that I know what God's signs are. I can't believe how insensitive some people are. Leave the woman alone she has suffered a horrible loss and quit pretending you know God's intentions here. No one does.

zandh... zandhmom2

I think it is up to her and her husband to decide if this is a sign from God or not.  I can not stand in her shoes and say I know what is in her heart or mind and neither can you. I just know from my own experience that a miscarriage is horrible and I wish her and Jim Bob well.

JessL... JessLogansMommy

Her choice, her body, her uterus.  It is not up to us to judge her.  My heart aches for anyone who loses a child.  

SOlliges SOlliges

I have 5 children. All of which were delivered c-section. My 2nd child was born 5 weeks premature, but not from any condition I had. She has a rare syndrome that only approximately 52 cases have been reported world wide. Doctors have called it a fluke. So, we continued to have healthy children.  That said, we also have decided it was time to call it a day. The last two babies were so close together that my body didn't have time to heal properly. So, the last was our last. I think a woman's body can only take so much. I am so very blessed to have as many children as I do. I thank God everyday for them. I also thank Him for the common sense to know that it was our time to stop and enjoy His blessings.group hug 

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