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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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166.

dr fred    

it is fine for the kids to do chores...it is not fine to keep breeding...this should have happened long ago ( a sick child)
I was wondering how long they would push the envelope..
these selfish Duggars are mental cases..
You wonder how our insurance rates go up..great example..we all pay for this carelessness...

the baby should die soon .or it will have nothing but suffering

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1743 days ago
167.

Christina    

Congrats Duggars on your new bundle of Joy! My prayers go out to your family nd my God bless little Josie! You have a Wonderful family and are Blessed.

1743 days ago
168.

Kate    

A little ignorant that People.com was excited that this baby was born... using "!" and saying the baby was doing well. No baby that weighs a little over a pound is doing well. God bless this little child.

1743 days ago
169.

Nene    

Too much judging. Leave them alone, they don't utlilize your precious tax dollars so mind your own bee's wax. Don't be jealous because they can raise almost 20 kids to be self sufficient and not be self absorbed little brats who do nothing but play vids, eat junk and update their facebook page every 5 minutes.

1743 days ago
170.

momof2    

So sorry to hear about the baby coming so early. I know she will pull through. She has lots of people praying for her. God be with mom, baby and the entire Duggar Family. No the 1lb 6oz birth weight is probably not a typo. She just announce that she was pregnant in September. As for all you haters out there. You are sick. Just b/c they chose to have that many kids, doesn't mean that you can't wish an INNOCENT child well wishes. She is in the fight of her life right now. Another thing, does the Duggar Family write nasty messages to you and judge you? I think not. The article is not about the family, but about a VERY SMALL and INNOCENT baby. Maybe God is trying to tell her not to have anymore children, but that is between her and her God. NOT YOU. Also, I could understand people being upset with this family if the tax payers were paying for this family, BUT THEY ARE NOT. This family takes care of EVERYONE by themselves. Unless you are in the family or paying taxes to support this family you have no right nor reason to be upset. It is none of your business how they live their lives. God Bless the Duggar Family and the sweet baby, Josie.

1743 days ago
171.

C    

What a couple of asses. Really, 19 KIDS?!!! Do they even know their names or their favorite color or anything about them? No, how the hell could they? They don't care about their kids or they wouldn't have had such a ridiculous number. They are obviously in it for the notoriety or they are just sick, twisted people. They only thing I'm praying for is that they become sterile real fast. And that poor kid would be better off not surviving than just becoming #19 in these sick people's world.

1743 days ago
172.

Sue Wong    

If it wasn't for the show they would be on welfare and the older children working to support the family. Stupid cults!!!

1743 days ago
173.

so wrong    

This baby is no gift from god, it's only alive due to technology and the efforts of that hospital and medical staff. As well as 1/2 of her children, delivered by C-Section.

Enough, focus on the children you do have. Money, all for money. Selfish disgusting family!

1743 days ago
174.

Ravanne    

This pair isn't going to stop until her uterus falls out from between her legs! Someone else said it best - "It's a vagina, not a clown car!"

1743 days ago
175.

so wrong    

195. What a couple of asses. Really, 19 KIDS?!!! Do they even know their names or their favorite color or anything about them? No, how the hell could they? They don't care about their kids or they wouldn't have had such a ridiculous number. They are obviously in it for the notoriety or they are just sick, twisted people. They only thing I'm praying for is that they become sterile real fast. And that poor kid would be better off not surviving than just becoming #19 in these sick people's world.

Posted at 3:14PM on Dec 11th 2009 by C

I mean, exactly, those selfish parents probably don't know sh@t about any one of those individual children. Probably can't even get their names straight, I'm sure they wear name tags when cameras aren't 'rolling'. Please, the older kids raise the other kids, period!

1743 days ago
176.

Kay    

Hello, I disagree with how many kids they have. I do watch their show and think it's crazy going past 15, 16, 17, 18, and even 19 kids! I know they are religious nuts, but maybe Michelle should get her tubes tied or something. I know that they had a miscarriage with one child then decided no more birth control. But, they are like in their 40's!! What happens when they start having retarded kids? Please, stop while your ahead!

1743 days ago
177.

Melody    

I am the same months pregnant as michelle - we WERE due two days apart... I have GALLSTONES... they hurt like hell - gallstones are NO REASON to have a c-section. There is more to this story...

But, yeah, they need to take this as a sign, it is time to STOP the baby making. This is dangerous territory.

1743 days ago
178.

Debs    

This is totally disgusting!
Michelle keep your legs closed and to her pig face husband keep that thing in your pants.
Pity all of the childern that were born to these two idiots!!!

1743 days ago
179.

Christine    

Gave up on reading all of these comments on page 10... just wanted to say that all of you who hope the doctor sterilized her while under the anesthesia ought to reconsider.

How would you feel about a doctor sterilizing you during an emergency procedure? Other than perhaps emergency hysterectomy, there is no reason a doctor should have control over anyone's reproductive rights.

Whatever your feelings about this family and their choices... they are just that THEIR choices. They support themselves and raise well-mannered children according to their beliefs.

All of the energy spent on criticism of their beliefs could be better spent.

1743 days ago
180.

Amber    

These comments are insane.

MANY babies are born premature. It happens for reasons, it happens at random. This lil girl was not born premature for them to have a sign to stop having kids!

A good friend of mine delivered her FIRST baby at 27 weeks. Was this is a sign for her to stop having kids? NO!

Give this family a break! They take care of their kids with no assistance, which is more than can be said for many families with WAY less children. If you don't like them, don't let them into your living rooms on TV. But don't bash them for doing what they feel convicted to do.

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