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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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61.

Robin    

I just don't get it. Why is this family still producing children? Oh yeah- dad can't keep his humdinger in his pants and mom doesn't have a backbone. She doesn't realize she is only a breeder? The example these parents are setting will be repeated by these children.

1716 days ago
62.

abby    

Can't think or anything good about cults. This whole family needs to be sterilized!

1716 days ago
63.

Heather    

Hey Keegan, you do realize that it's this little girl's parents fault that she is fighting for her life. If they were not so self centered they would have decided long ago that they were more than blessed with the children they already had. People are always protecting Jim Bob and Michelle, but who's protecting the children. As others have stated, hopefully this will be their sign to stop. Does Jim Bob really think it is God's Will for his wife to die during child birth. Then there are 19 kids with out a Mother???

1716 days ago
64.

Seattle    

don't even want to know how much her hospital bill is. I am sure she is not paying for it. It's coming out of tax dollars which is totally unfair. most uneducated and disgusting couple.

1716 days ago
65.

the seer    

This is so sad. That baby is the one who is going to suffer for the selfishness of her parents. Michelle doesn't take care of the kids she has now...She leaves that to the rest of the brood, probably because she is to worn out to do it herself, being continually pregnant. That Jim Bob must be one horny dude. I saw him and Michelle on another show, and it was so obvious how he tries to control her. She doesn't have much say if HE doesn't approve first. I sure hope they stop all this insanity now, but alas, I know it will only be a matter of time before we hear she is knocked up again.

1716 days ago
66.

Jay    

To clarify someones previous comment that babies "weighing 1-2lbs are born all the time": Actually, 10-12% of all births are considered premature (less than 37 weeks gestation) of that number only 5% are born less than 28wks gestation. The survival rate for babies born at less than 28 wks. is 10-80% based on many factors.

Lets focus on the article people. Its not an announcement that the Duggars are expecting (then you can flame throw all you want about their breeding habits). Its an article that a tiny baby is fighting for their life. This isn't a short term battle. This poor baby is in distress. It is not the baby's fault it was born early. Have some compassion.

1716 days ago
67.

Lindsay    

These 2 attention whores should be SHOT.

1716 days ago
68.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Next year at this time,they should be on BABAY 20.

Fame andfortune.

Also the daughter-in-laws are trying as fast as possible.

YEAH,all aldies are married.They arenot welfare queens.

Problme is how does Duggar momanddad bond with all kids. babies after babies need baonding timewhen they are 2-3 still,andyet there is and infant are two there.Whatever.You guys watch their show, so be it.
$$$$$$$$$$

1716 days ago
69.

the seer    

This is so sad. That baby is the one who is going to suffer for the selfishness of her parents. Michelle doesn't take care of the kids she already has now..the other children do all the work. She is probably too worn out from being continually pregnant. Jim Bob must be one horny dude. I saw them on another show, and it was so obvious how controlling he is. She has no say unless he oks it FIRST. I hope this will show them that it's time to stop, but alas, I know it won't be long before we hear she is knocked up again!

1716 days ago
70.

balls    

KEEGAN, you have no idea what you are talking about. I have 3 cabbage patch kids preemies, and they mean the world to me. so SUCK IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1716 days ago
71.

Gapeach    

I really hope the Duggars will change their minds about having any more children. If not - I hope the doctor tied her tubes while she was asleep.

I pray that the innocent child will be ok - but she'll be in the neonatal unit for a long time.

1716 days ago
72.

JoAnna    

Reality TVikilled the marriage of Kate & John, and is killing the marriage of Little people. It is not killing the Duggers however because she loves being a mom and wife. He loves being a father and husband. Fame cannot change them because they are solid in their beliefs and their roles in life and they are truly happy with it. I love the Duggers. They are what we should all strive to be like.

1716 days ago
73.

3K    

I can't believe how heartless some of you are.

Whether this woman has 1 kid or 19, her baby is fighting for her life!

They do not recieve any welfare, foodstamps, health insurance. They are completely self sufficient. You all should probably learn a little more about the family before you go bashing them.

1716 days ago
74.

Just sayin'    

The stupidest part is their reason for having so many children is that when she was on the pill she got preggo and didn't know it. She continued taking the pill and had a miscarriage. They took that as a "sign" not to use birth control. HUH?????
Ever heard of CONDOMS?! They don't cause miscarriages!
They say they will have as many as God gives them but that's such bull! They are PURPOSELY trying to have more and more kids. Why else would she get pregnant again right after she pops one out?! Unless she is the most fertile woman in the world, they are trying to get pregnant.
The saddest part though is how they make the older girls take care of the kids. I don't think any of them will go to college. They will probably all just become breeders too.

1716 days ago
75.

Nance    

I pray for the baby.....I think her body is telling her... she should be the last baby for her.....{{{{ KISSES & HUGS }}}}

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