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Duggar Baby #19 Born After Emergency C-Section

12/11/2009 11:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michelle DuggarMichelle Duggar gave birth to baby #19 last night after the reality star was rushed to the operating room for an emergency.

TMZ spoke with a rep from TLC who told us, "Michelle, who has been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken to the OR for an emergency c-section."

At 6:27 PM, Michelle and Jim Bob welcomed their new daughter, Josie Brooklyn ... who weighed in at 1lb., 6 oz.

We're told Michelle is resting comfortably and the baby is "stable" -- although she's in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The rep added, "The most important thing right now is for Mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery."


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151.

aj    

No people, 1 pound 6 ounces is not a typo, babies born at 25 weeks gestation are typically right around the one pound mark. And I highly doubt the baby is stable, being 15 weeks early. This is a very dangerous gestation for a baby to born at. My daughter was a 26 week preemie and passed away. It's too bad that the Duggars are going through this, regardless of whether or not I agree with their choices. No family deserves to watch their baby fight for life in a NICU.

1695 days ago
152.

peacewalker    

The baby is stable. The parents, not so much.

1695 days ago
153.

My 2 cents...    

You know what, I as well had a preemie baby a few years ago, and even though it was the hardest thing to go through, my child is now a 7-yr. old, active, healthy school-aged child. With that said, that does not mean that "all is well"- yes, we made it through the initial premature birth and physical strides were made, but my child still has lingering disabilities due to being born at 29-weeks gestation. My point- even though this little girl is fighting right now and even though (hopefully) she makes it through, that's not to say that then things will be A-ok and all is well. With her micro-preemie status, even if she physically makes strides with eating, drinking, breathing, etc... that does not preclude emotional, medical, psychological and or behaviorally difficulties down the road. If you have not personally been through a preemie birth, you really have no understanding of the emotional toil it takes on you personally, as a family as well as a parent watching your child struggle- when they are first born as well as they grow. Preemies are way more apt for emotional, cognitive, behavioral disabilities as they grow than their full-term conterparts. I just think that the whole situation is just plain sad. With their undue selfishness in striving for #19, they've already placed their innocent, preemie daughter at a disadvantage. Sad, sad, sad. Also are they willing to commit to this 19th child and if she does have lingering affects from her birth or will they sweep her needs aside to concentrate on procreating #'s 20, 21, 22, etc.. The pair of them are sick individuals who do not need any more children but intense psychological counseling.

1695 days ago
154.

susieq    

Time to tie it up, Michelle.

1695 days ago
155.

katemae61    

Please stop breeding. We are already overpopulated. Think. Use birth control. Get a vasectomy.

1695 days ago
156.

janet    

your going to kill your wife if you keep making her think that's all she's good for, you use the older ones as mom's they do all the work. What are you going to do when they all want to leave the house. Put a sock on it!!!!

1695 days ago
157.

norjay    

to answer #13's question--is she pregnant with #20 yet. That depends on whether she had a private room. Honestly, she's gonna die in childbirth if they don't give it up. And that would be 19-20 kids without a pregnant mother (because, have they ever known her otherwise?).

1695 days ago
158.

jojo    

This family is the biggest freak show and I wish they would go away just like Jon and Kate COME ON TLC put some worth while shows on, like perhaps something educational? I dont even watch TLC anymore cause its all these freak families ESPECIALLY this Right wing nut bag and his door mat of a wife.... Thank God they don't live anywhere near me..... With all the needy kids that they could adopt and help (course they dont want any non pure children or should I say not white) TLC its time to move on with your programming its getting really sad.

1695 days ago
159.

dr fred    

"best" if the baby dies
...sorry but at best a miserable life full of surgeries ,serious developmental delays & sickness & suffering.

they need a vasactomy.. this will cost millions of dollars in medical bills that my insurance aka myself & others will pay..

those Duggars are selfish wackos breeding more wackos..I was wondering when this was going to happen..Michelle's body must be diseased with ostoporosus

1695 days ago
160.

SuzyCreamCheese    

Gross, these baby hoarders need to be stopped, it's a miracle when your baby comes out ok, but to push the envelope at 19 and 20 just to be famous and have a tv show is just sick.

1695 days ago
161.

so wrong    

Ah, and who's gonna be taking care of this premature baby, the older Duggar girls. Disgusting. These kids take care of each other and raise each other. The parents treat them like little slaves, they do all the housework, cooking, everything. Mom and dad have never cleaned a d@mn thing, have done a load of laundry, cooked a meal, it's disgusting.

Hey Duggars, how much does you paycheck go up each time baby mama gets knocked up. enough.

Jim Bob, PULL OUT, MORON!

1695 days ago
162.

so wrong    

It's Michelle's excuse, she's always 'pregnant' so she never has to do anything, not a d@mn thing, she never does anything around that house, the children do. The children take care of all the other children. Stop using religion as their excuse for this, it's all about money! disgusting. The parents sit back and don't do sh@t!

Disgusting.

1695 days ago
163.

dr fred    

complete weirdos,,

this poor child will suffer IF she survives. in fact this infant would have die at birth if not for extreme & costly medical intervention

This is 100% careless & selfish of the Duggars..

I cannot believe this woman has any energy for sex with all those pregnancies

1695 days ago
164.

UGH    

HEY JIM BOB..HOW ABOUT YOU KEEP YOUR D..K IN YOUR PANT'S.
TOO PUT YOUR POOR WIFE THRU THIS IS CRIMINAL NOT WHAT GOD WANT'S !!
SHE IS NOT A BREEDING MACHINE TO STOKE YOUR EGO AND PERFECT HAIR MOMENT!!!!!! YOU WILL DO YOUR WIFE AND GOD A FAVOR TO HALT THIS STUPIDTY!!!
KENDRA HAD A SUMO SON C-SECT WEIGHING IN AT 9#+ 22 INCH'S. MOM AND SON FINE. CONGRADULATION HANK AND KENDRA!!!!!

1695 days ago
165.

A normal mom    

That woman should get fixed. They're only doing this to be famous. I don't think they really want/love that many kids. It's all for fame. Next, people will start taking drugs to purposely give birth to disfigured mongoloids and siamese twins, just to get famous. Octomom was just the beginning. This is all just so disturbing.

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