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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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196.

facingrealit    

Everyone has a right to have as many children as they wish to have, however it becomes selfish when you believe that the previously birth children are suppose to help you care for their siblings. It is pathetic that these children have no education or activities outside of the home nor any real interactions with other children their own ages. These parents are turning their children into modern day slaves for their own selfish intents and that is really sad.

1672 days ago
197.

Thom    

These people are religious wackos. Her uterus is going to fall out from the abuse - no more kids!

1672 days ago
198.

Cappy Lills Kid    

As long as you can care for your children WITHOUT gov't assistance
Power to you.

if you do get any sort of gov't assistance then i thing of the saying
If you can't feed 'em don't breed 'em.

1672 days ago
199.

so wrong    

237. As long as you can care for your children WITHOUT gov't assistance
Power to you.

if you do get any sort of gov't assistance then i thing of the saying
If you can't feed 'em don't breed 'em.
by Cappy Lills Kid


TLC is their paycheck, every time Jimmmy Bob blows his load and hits his target, ching, ching, ching.

It's about the other children, for god's sake. They are the one's raising these children, they're slaves to these parents. It's disgusting. All that mom does is get pregnant, uses that as an excuse for her lack of any contribution to that household, other than delegating and mandating chores. She does nothing, nor does that creep father. I'm sure there has NEVER been a 'bedtime story' individually read to any one of those children, other than what the other older kids do for them. And yes, I'm sure those parents ain't a clue as to what troubles their children, what they think about, what their individual aspirations and dreams are. It's sick!

You people are stupid!

1672 days ago
200.

the seer    

This is a cult. The way they dress the girls in the family, and don't let them cut their hair so they all look alike is really disturbing. Jim Bob should change his name to Jim Jones. These people can't get to know their kids, they are too busy having unprotected sex! What a message for their kids. Learn to all be nymphos!

1672 days ago
201.

Grouch    

She finally broke her uterus.

1672 days ago
202.

Amber    

This baby was only 26 weeks, 2 days. A baby is only considered viable outside of the womb at 24 weeks. A 26 weeker is still considered extremely premature and may have lifelong problems, assuming the baby survives. My heart goes out to the Duggar family, and I pray their baby pulls through with no further complications. They have a long road ahead of them.

1672 days ago
203.

Tila Is Trash    

I wish this preemie to survive, and I wish all the kids well.

As for the parents, they're despicable. Two inbred morons who exist to breed. Both these idiots should be forced into being sterilized; better yet, sew Michelle's crotch shut for good.

Funny how all the so-called "Christians" think it's perfectly okay to have sex all the time and make multiple babies, as long as it's them; everyone else is supposed to "practice abstinence", because sex is "immoral" for everyone else. Typical hypocrites.

1672 days ago
204.

dd    

An acute gallstone attack could happen to anyone - whether the person is in pregnancy number 1 or number 17 (or whatever number this one was.).
A 1lb baby will have a long road ahead to even get home, much less overcome other longterm complications. I wish them well.

1672 days ago
205.

yourekiddingright    

Please consider having your tubes tied. Thankfully you have 18 gorgeous children at home. This last one weighing only 1lb 6oz. should be a wake up call that it is time to STOP having babies. Hopefully this lil Josie will recover and be fine too, but there is no guarantee on it! And #20 might have problems too and the 18 kids you STILL have need their Mother!!!!

1672 days ago
206.

jwoolman    

Maybe we could have a moratorium on snarky remarks about the Duggars - a 1 lb 6 oz baby is very premature, and she might not make it. Even if she survives, she' s at risk for other problems. Here's hoping she does well, now and later. In any case - this is a really tough time for the parents also. Don't kick 'em while they're down...

1672 days ago
207.

jwoolman    

I wish people would stop saying that having a very premature baby is a "sign" for the Duggars to "stop having babies". This can happen to anyone at any time, not just to people who have given birth to a couple of baseball teams. A friend's first two children were twins, born 3 months premature like this one, probably about 1 lb each at birth also. They only survived a few weeks, died within a week of each other. Another friend had a "surprise" 4th child (yes, birth control can fail...) who was also 3 months premature -- but her story had a happy ending after a few tense months for mom and dad, and she's a full-grown taxpayer now.

So such a premature birth isn't a "sign" of anything but bad luck.

1672 days ago
208.

kendall    

Reality Show pressure is VERY STRONG. It's their only source of income now. Health/sanity costs be damned.

The older girls take care of all the younger ones anyway.

1672 days ago
209.

Lulu    

Wow.. u people leaving this horrible comments are crazy. As a non-religous person.. I really could care less about what other people "belive" in.. too each thier own. A "sign" not to have more babies??? What a joke... how many thousands of people deliver premature babies when it is their FIRST one! Seriously get an education before you start judging.

1672 days ago
210.

JackiEmo    

This family makes me SICK! The only reason they have all those kids is so they can have a friggin cult.

1671 days ago
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