'19 Kids & Counting' Recap: The Duggars Visit a Fertility Doctor to Talk Odds of Having a 20th Kid!

Michelle Duggar and kidsThe show is called 19 Kids & Counting. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar put the emphasis on counting this week with a visit to the fertility doctor. You read that right. Nineteen kids are not enough in Duggarland.

“We would love more children if God saw fit to give us more,” said Michelle. “I just want to make sure that I am ready to catch a baby if that would happen.”

Catch a 20th baby at age 48, Michelle? Most moms would fake a permanent headache to keep Jim Bob on his side of the bed after 19 pregnancies, including a very difficult one with Josie and a devastating miscarriage. Then again, if I were Michelle I would have closed shop 17 kids ago. Just sayin’. Anyway, next week we will learn the results of Michelle’s blood work to determine if she’s in menopause.

Jessa went to Ben Seewald's for the weekend to flirt at arm's length and practice her cooking skills. Jinger was a little uncomfortable being their chaperone but did her best as the “plus one.” Ben’s sisters taught Jessa how to make his favorite meal: Fettuccine alfredo and apple pie. When Ben walked in the door and saw “the most gorgeous girl in the world with an apron,” he was beyond thrilled. (Is it hardwired in the male genetic code to freak out when their pretty girlfriend cooks?) Ben gave Jessa one dozen red roses and an extra long side-hug before devouring the meal.

Jessa, Ben, and Jinger also flew to Washington, D.C., to visit Josh and Anna. The girls gushed about how cute Ben is with Jessa while the guys went to the gym. Josh clearly had the upper hand when it came to grilling Ben about courtship, but Ben schooled Josh on the equipment. That boy is in shape! He did pull-up after pull-up without breaking a sweat. He could carry on a conversation without hyperventilating from exhaustion or stress. Hot damn!

Meanwhile, Jana and Jill stayed up all night volunteering at the birth center. They assisted and comforted a mom who gave birth to a baby girl in a bathtub sans epidural. Both girls loved being there to witness the miracle of life. Maybe they will bring home some baby magic for Michelle.

What do you think the test results will show for Michelle? Will she be able to get pregnant again?


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Bobbie Scherzer

This May harsh, but if do t think she should get pregnant again. She is 48 with most if the kids at home.  She should be mothering the ones she already has.

cdn1pat cdn1pat

If she wants to and is in good health why not? They aren't on welfare as far as I know, so it shouldn't be any one elses business. Their family appears to be loved and well taken care of.

Ranae Czykoski

If they want more children that is their business ! God Bless this family these children are being raised by loving parents. Who are we to judge this family? I think they have been blessed with a wonderful family & their faith in the Good Lord above !

Ranae Czykoski

If they want more children that is their business ! God Bless this family these children are being raised by loving parents. Who are we to judge this family? I think they have been blessed with a wonderful family & their faith in the Good Lord above !

nonmember avatar Buf

“We would love more children if God saw fit to give us more,” said Michelle. God said NO!


Alexe Toups

  Who are you to say NO.  They support their family and they are better children than a couple of my own were.

nonmember avatar marie

i say let God answer...not answer for Him ...Buf

Shannon Lea Conlin

If God wanted them to have children so badly wouldn't it be happening the old fashioned way!

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