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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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I do not personally agree with having so many kids. I feel like 2 is more then pleanty to make a family complete but just because I do not agree with the Duggars lifestyle does not make it wrong. The provide for their children and give them an education. I will be praying for Michelle and baby number 19 Josie so have a healthy & speedy recovery.

1774 days ago


Jeez, does this woman ever close her legs? Why the emergency c-section? Her babies should just drop out on their own by now and find jobs.

1774 days ago

moe l.    

"the most importatnt thing now" that mom be sterilized so this insanity can stop. If each of their kids think that it's OK to have 19 kids because mom & dad did it, in two generations two people would have spawned 381. That's worse than rats.

1774 days ago


Could this be the sign to STOP having so any friggin kids?? 1lb? Gross when there are so many other children that need homes they could adaopt.

1774 days ago


Uh... Jim Bob, you do realize you still have the option to withdraw, right? I don't care how religious you are, God's not going to tap you on the shoulder at the height of intimacy and tell you to pull out. Use some common sense and spare what's left of your poor wife's body. That's not "mean" or anti-christian, that's common sense. I bet if he had to squeeze all 19 of those kids through the tiny tip of his tool or out of his rear, he'd be a little more sympathetic.

1774 days ago


Jim Bob, keep it in your pants! The babies are getting smaller and it's not healthy for the baby or your wife to continue on like this. There ARE other ways to have sex WITHOUT intercourse. Learn about them Jim Bob, and save your wife from possible death, not to mention saving the other kids from having to take care of more new kids!

1774 days ago


Congrats on your little raisin !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1774 days ago


While I pray that baby does okay, I hope they take this as a sign to STOP having children. I know it was "just" a gallstone this time but seriously, how many more times can she push her body like that before the end result is much worse than a premature baby?

1774 days ago


They are attention junkies, just like
Jon and Kate. I think people like this
need to stop and the public should stop
sensationalizing them. They are sick and
should be treated as a mental disorder.

1774 days ago


I'm sure each of those 19 kids will get plenty of quality time with mom and dad?

What a joke. The father is abusing his wife and all 19 of his kids so he can ride his ultimate ego trip. HE THINKS HE'S A GOD ON EARTH CREATING ALL THESE SMALL PEOPLE THAT SEE HIM AS THE KING!

All I see is 19 kids who don't have any chance of spending a reasonable amount of time with either their mother or father that is necessary for normal emotional development of a child.

The father should be charged with child neglect, abuse, and being an ego maniac, who cares of no one but his own perverted desire for admiration and control of a small army of dependence who are brainwashed to his terrible beliefs. Women are for breeding and Husbands should be treated like a king.

1774 days ago


OMG!! Well hopefully they'll take this as a sign to stop having more kids... 19 is WAY MORE than enough!!

And why hasn't TMZ reported on Kendra's baby??? I think that's more exciting than this news... that's their 1st child not their 100th like the Duggars..........

1774 days ago


So who is paying for all this. They will now want the government (my taxes) paying for this make her get her tubes tied shut this farce down. More free medical care

1774 days ago


That really should be illegal in this day and age with severe overpopulation. Sorry...but it's true. Not to mention the lack of focused attention that at least some of those kids will this guy a billionaire ?? No ! Millions of $$ in taxpayer handouts just to keep them in diapers and fed and clothed and schooled and taken care of medically.They really should be ashamed of themselves.

1774 days ago


Aimee...UM NO..why WOULD it be??? You ARE aware the baby is 15 weeks premature?????? Or can you not comprehend that part of the article...that the baby was delivered at 25 weeks gestation??? Please go back to school for a reading comprehension refresher course.

1774 days ago


Breeding seems to b their religious hobby. How insane!
If they livd in Europe and tried pulling such stunts their neigbors would shun them.

1774 days ago
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