Michelle Duggar Should Lighten Up on Pregnant Daughter Jill

Unless you're on some self-inflicted celeb news detox, you've probably heard Jill Duggar (Dillard) is pregnant with her first child. Every day we are learning more about her growing baby bump ... from the journey to her positive pregnancy test to her birth plans. The hot topic today is Jill Duggar's morning sickness. It's brutal, apparently.

One would think Jill could turn to her mom, Michelle Duggar, for support, a shoulder to throw up on, a warm hug only she can deliver. Michelle has given birth to 19 Kids & Counting. She's definitely been there and can relate to Jill's suffering, right?

Yes ... and no. 

Here's what Michelle had to say:

I have said to Jill, "When you feel sick and so tired, remember you are growing another person inside of you and this is a good reason to be sick."

Translation: Suck it up, buttercup. You're building a baby. 

Don't you think that's a little harsh?

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Who doesn't need their mom to acknowledge how hard pregnancy truly is, especially when you're dealing with unrelenting morning sickness? There's nothing worse than feeling nauseated 24/7, relying on crackers to choke calories down, worrying how your torrid affair with the toilet bowl will affect your growing baby. Come on, Michelle. You can do better.

Michelle is a pregnancy warrior. Nineteen kids, baby. If anyone has gone through baby bump battles, it's her. Jill is the first of the Duggar girls to conceive. It's a big deal. Instead of pooh poohing Jill's morning sickness, Michelle should get back in the trenches. Her daughter needs her to remember what it was like when she was newly pregnant with her first child many moons ago. She needs her to talk to her on that level ... not with that holier than thou "you've gotta do what you've gotta do" attitude.

Here's hoping Michelle softens up a bit during Jill's pregnancy. If she doesn't, she will miss an incredible opportunity to strengthen her bond with her daughter.

Do you think Michelle Duggar should be more empathetic when it comes to Jill's morning sickness?


Image via JillMDillard/Instagram

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Jacee... Jacee2348

She's probably upset and jealous that someone besides her is pregnant & getting all the attention. I don't dislike the Duggar's, but their never-ending breeding is a bit much. If there are so many children in the world to love then adopt a few of those instead of popping out 20 kids. I'm sure they have the resources for adoption.

nonmember avatar annonymous

I don't know-I would have interpreted that as Mrs. Duggar's way of comforting her daughter. Reminding her that although the morning sickness sucks, there's a reason for it. The pain is worth the end result and all that. Your interpretation is interesting though.

curly... curlycues

Besides, everyone experiences pregnancy differently. I, was so sick I could barely function for five months with morning sickness, lost fifteen pounds, and for the grand finally, was in labor 44 hours ending in a c-section. (That was just with the last of my kids. I have four. ) After that, I had literal nightmares of being pregnant. Some people have buttercup and roses pregnancy. Some have hell fire and damnation pregnancies.

nonmember avatar Suzanne

I feel like saying that, in a little more harsh terms, to the pregnant lady who sits across from me at work. All day, every day for the past two months we get a minute by minute report on her nausea. You know going into it that it's a part of pregnancy. No reason for the endless whining.

nonmember avatar DJC247

I think she is saying it as more of a think of the beautiful baby that you will have after this time of suffering, as a way to comfort her in her times of sickness. It's not suck it up butter cup, the facts are that some morning sickness is worse than others and not all fixes are the same with each baby you have things you can or can't eat and it changes every time your pregnant.

Plus this is only what we know she said I'm sure she has given her more advice then she could ever want.

amazz... amazzonia

what's harsh about it? she didn't say she wouldn;t help or be near her, seh just told her the truth, she is growing a life inside her, and always focus on that every time she feels sick

Sarah... SarahHall58

That whole family makes me sick

MomLi... MomLily67

I don't think she meant to be arsh, but if all her pregnancies went smoothly and her daughter's isn't she could at least re assure her that while it's normal, things will get better and also remind her that if it gets worse, she should see her doctor.

nonmember avatar Jenn

That doesn't sound 'suck it up' to me. Actually, I feel it's pretty encouraging. Michelle didn't say she can't or shouldn't be sick, just that it's a good reason to be!

nonmember avatar Donna

I do think Michelle should go easy on her she should put herself in Jills shoes. It's her first baby Michelle should be the supportive mom and grandma she needs to be.

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