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Duggar Family

Snaps Pic of Miscarried Baby

12/15/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The family from TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" chose a unique way to commemorate the life of their 20th child, who passed away this week in a miscarriage -- they took an artsy picture of the fetal corpse ... and distributed it at the memorial.

Jubilee Shalom Duggar was due in April ... but Michelle Duggar suffered a miscarriage on Sunday in her 2nd trimester.

The Duggars held a memorial today at their church in Arkansas, where they distributed the above photographs -- containing messages like, "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."

The photos were first posted on Twitter by a family member -- and then surfaced on a fan site.

We reached out to the family for comment -- so far, no word back.

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Sharon Swearengin    

I think the loss of a loved one is the sadest thing .the loss of the little Duggar baby is just heart breaking.I am so saddened and sorry for the Duggar family for this loss.God bless them all and keep them .

984 days ago
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rhoinar    

Shame on you TMZ!! your comments about the photo of Jubilee were negatively slanted to the extreme, and those of you who wrote negative comments as well, or think you are better for whatever reason should learn to "judge not, least you be judged." Taking a photo of your loved one after they have passed is not only NOT unique, it is actually quite commonplace. The shame lies with those who exploited the photo for ther own gain, without care for the pain caused this grieving family.

984 days ago
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donna    

I went to a lighting seminar for photography. The people from "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" were there and it was one of the most moving things I have ever seen. They provide a beautiful service to families who have had a still born child. They take family photos and make the child look absolutely angelic. It gives the family a beautiful way to remember their child. Their website is www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ and they are all volunteer photographers.

983 days ago
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lynn    

until you have gone through what they have gone through, leave them alone. you are not supporting their family. they pay their own bills. they are a christian family and love live and have a big heart. their children are well behaved and are better example than all of this trash talking going on here.

983 days ago
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Carol    

Enough is enough. The last one was a miscarriage the one before was premature. Aren't you getting the message. Maybe you aren't living off the government but you are exploiting your other kids to make money from your shows. Hopefully your other kids won't be so vain and money hungry. Is anything private with you. You keep having kids and at some point the older kids were taking care of the younger ones so you could spend time with your new baby. There is no way you could possible spend equal time with 19 kids. I don't care what the kids say to the media about not minding their life. They don't have a life. It all revolves around the parents and their ego trip of not having a life with their family without it being pushed in the publics eye. Get a life and keep it to yourself. Maybe "Eight would have been enough". At least that was just a TV show. There is something better in life than just making money at the expense of your kids.

983 days ago
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K. J.    

A lot of people now-a-days are morbid in this way, and believe or not it is my opinion thar hospitals encourage this type of behavior!! I work at one that they "let" Mom and Dadm keep deceased baby in room as long as they want. We had a family a while back that took photos of one another holding the baby. That was disturbing to say the least. But, different strokes for different folks. I suppose this could been a way for them to show grief!?

982 days ago
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latricia fahringer    

I can't believe you took these pictures down. That was a baby, and the family chose to celebrate that it was a baby and a life. YOu are just bending to prochoice pressure that wants to hide the truth, that a child this young is a child. I miscarried at 15 weeks and I held my child.

979 days ago
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loretta    

sorry for your lose

975 days ago
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Merdean Gales    


These people are willing to do almost anything to stay famous.

Does anyone doubt that Amy Duggar had improper relations with James Garrett or that there are phtotos of it?

I do not.

I'll bet the whole thing was arranged by Ol' Jim Bob Duggar, and happened when Amy was under 17 yrs old.

Branson Missouri is a hot bed of incest. Its common place for brothers and sisters to live as husband and wife.

I'm sure Ol' Jim Bob Duggar was real happy James Garrett took a shine to one uh his young- 'uns.

If you don't believe it, look up the story of Doug and Vanessa Watkins, West Branson, MO.

968 days ago
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Jessa    

I didnt see the picture and wouldnt want to. However, they probably knew the media would be all over them and deciding to give out the picture they chose gives them a sense of at least a little control over what the public gets to see.

939 days ago
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Terra    

How Beautiful was the way you handled the loss of a precious child! I would love to share a private loss with you , but it seams anyone paying attention is going to condemn!....I know that you all have the strength not to pay attnetion to people afraid of your faith, or way of life. Just pray for those than feel the need to speak ill of others.....TC

938 days ago
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Tracie Myers    

I feel Michelle and Jim had every right to share their daughter every where. I know how they feel i have lost one the same size. God made that little girl just like all the other children he has blessed them with. He just wanted this little girl with him. Yes they will see her again and she was ment to be here for a short time for a reason. When parents like the Duggars raise such an accomplished and well mannered family and do what they have done they need to be highly reccommended for it not critized. They have been in the public eye for a while now and why not share with the viewers that love them the little angle girl they lost. I feel it is very foolish and selfish for these people to be critizing them when they have the GOD giving right to share the little angel god gave them even if it was for just a short while. It is not up to us to question why god took her home but Michelle you and Jim will see her again and you should charish every picture you took of her I did and i dont regret it she was yalls daughter wether she made it or not. I highly praise yall for giving her a funeral instead of like most would have done and just thrown her out for a science project.She was a life that god chose to take back. Yall are wonderful people and i think yall are doing great. Keep up the good work and i will and have been praying for your family i love yall and hope i get to meet all of you one day if not in this life maybe in heaven. Your little angel is with mine.
Sincerely Tracie Myers traciedm@comcast.net

938 days ago
703.

annie mother of 4    

Age is against this mother. She selfishly got pregnant again even after having a premature infant that will have lifelong proglems. Having children born to suffer. What is the point? and why would you want a family tragedy of a child dead in the womb on a reality show. Ms Duggar should take care of the children she has now, especially the youngest and stop the insanity of breeding. The nation hated Octo-mom because she had 8 at once. I hate ms duggar and she needs psychiatric help.

938 days ago
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cynthia    

i wonder how many of you negative hateful ass people have ever suffrered a miscarriage much less a still birth
if you cant say nice things keep your mouth shut comments to your self, i think some people resent reality shows because of payment , i like the fact they do show every thing that happens in there life as a christian lesson not for media attention they have already been on tlc a long time its up to god wen he no longer lets her get pregnant any one can have a miscarriage a still birth or a premature birth any one infact real young females teens up have a hi chance of preterm birth should they stop too they are not old , but michell is getting older so lets gang up & say see the last 2x didnt work so quite , wrong it happens it has no bearing on her age or history its no ones bussiness either, get over your selves you hateful people
next i worked labor & delivery for years somex its sad babies die b4 birth still born & soon after & premiees are born too & miscarriages thats early on , it is standard procedure at any us hospital for still born babies to be held / mourned by there mothers & family members for closure these mothers have just as much right as a mother with a live baby hold & see & take pictures memories fade over time if you have ever lost a parent did you not grieve & hug them ever after death standard in us hospitals to take hand & feet prints a lock of hair baby is clothed & placed in a moses basket & hopital nurse takes pictures all for a memory keepsake for the mother she may want them rt away or not for a good whilke every one is diffrent it is every ones rt to mourne as you wish & no ones rt to say diffrent , my sisters baby was born AT 37 WEEKS STILLBORN went in for dr visit no heart beat delivered 3days later MY SISTERS HUSBAND didnt want her to see the baby this was in 1987 , she decided after the autopsy she wanted to see her it was too late not a pretty site , my father & i stayed over 20 hours for the induced birth she was brought straight to my dad & i to hold & see we took pictures also she was beauiful like a sleeping newborn this was heart breaking my sister has been haunted by this for the last 25 years because she never got closure , her husband called it the incident my sister labored for 20 hours they could not find a reason behind it my sisters 1st baby she was 26 yrs old , she had healthy twins 2yrs later in the last 25 yrs hospital are better eqqipped with dealing with stillbirths MOTHERS NEED CLOSURE MY SISTER WOULD NOT OF GOTTEN ANY THING IF ID NOT BEEN THERE && TOOK PICTURES ECT BECAUSE 25 YRS ASGO HOSPITAL DIDNT NO WHAT TO DO MOTHERS WERE ISOLATED TREATED DIFFRENT , NOW A LOSS LEAF IS PLACED ON THE MOTHERS HOSP ROOM DOOR SO ITS KNOWN BY STAFF & MOM IS AWAY FROM MOTHERS ^ BABIES SO THINK ABOUT THAT TILL YOUVE GONE THRU IT YOU DONT KNOW & YOU DONT NO HOW YOUR REACT , I DRESSED HER IN A LONG WHITE CHRISTING DRESS & SHE WAS BURRIED IN A TINY PINK & WHITE CASKET SERVICE GRAVESIDE

937 days ago
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cynthia    

ITS HEART BREAKING TO SEE ALL THESE HATFUL COMMENTS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ABORTION IS WRONG , & SEEING A BABY AT 17/18 WEEKS IS GOOD SO YALL THING ABOUT IT B4 A MOTHER TAKES HER 16/17 YROLD DAUGHTER & FORCES HER TO HAVE AN ABOTION BUT FOR STILL BIRTHS PICTURES ARE NORN=MALLY TAKEN AT HOSPITAL MEMORIES FADE MOTHERS NEED CLOSURE , IF MICHELL WAS YOUNGER & HAD 2 TRAGIC BIRTHS WLD YOU SAY DONT HAVE ANY MORE ?? WHY DO TRAGIC THINGS HAPPEN WE DONT NO , BUT 2 IN A ROW IS NO REASON TO NOT TRY AGAIN SHE HAD A CHILD & THEN A MISSCARRIAGE THEN TWINS & THE REST B4 THE LAST 2 SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF LOSSES B4 A LIVE BIRTH & WOMEN OLDER THAN HER HAVE BABIES HER DR SAYS SHE IS IN GOOD HEALTH SO LEAVE THEM ALONE MEAN HATEFUL PEOPLE & HATERS & WONDER WHY OUR WORLD IS LIKE THIS , YET LOOK AT THERE FAMILY GREAT CHRISTAN FAMILY GOOD MANERS VALUES & THERE ARE OTHER FAMILES WITH LOT OF KIDS IT MAY NOT BE THE NORM BUT IF THEY CAN SUPPORT THEM LEAVE THEM ALONE I DONT HATE THE OCTO MOM I THINK TLC SHOULD OF PICKED UP HER STORY TOO ITS CAUSE OF THE HATERS THAT THEY DIDNT SHE IS THE ONLY WOMAN TO HAVE SUEVIVING 8 BABIES &* SHE WENT PRETTY FAR ALONG CONSIDERING 8 IN THE WOMB ALSO BLAME THE DR HE PUT TOO MANY IN , 2NDLY WHAT ABOUT THIS MICHELL & JIM BOB PRACTICE BIRTH CONTROL THE OLD WAY IN OLD DAYS NO B/C EXCEPT ONCE BORN & NURSING SHOULD SPACE KIDS OUT 2 YRS

937 days ago
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