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ilovepaydays
11-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Yahoo! article - The Duggars Expecting 20th Child (http://yhoo.it/vtWzRa)

Wow. I actually thought that because of their youngest child (who if you have watched the show recently is almost two and I haven't seen walk unattended), they wouldn't do this.

I know they have their beliefs and my faith teaches me that children should be a blessing to a family. But my faith also teaches me the value of wisdom. Just saying.

nubka
11-08-2011, 03:42 PM
:wall::wall::wall:

Twizzler
11-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Dear Lord. Someone make it stop!!!!!!

Veronika
11-08-2011, 03:46 PM
:wall::wall::wall:

My thoughts exactly!

danceronice
11-08-2011, 03:47 PM
At least they can afford it. And how old is Mrs. Duggar? I mean, as far as the woman is concerned, it simply can't go on forever. (They don't believe in things like in vitro and extreme measures to force pregnancies in old women, right?)

PDilemma
11-08-2011, 03:50 PM
They can afford it because they have exploited the family in the media. So I'm not sure that is admirable.

milanessa
11-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Congratulations to them.

birdgal
11-08-2011, 03:53 PM
I think this is madness, despite their religious beliefs. I hope the baby is healthy.

Skittl1321
11-08-2011, 03:55 PM
I hope she is able to stay healthy during this pregnancy. I thought the long gap since the last one would mean the "Lord closed her womb".

Although I don't think she does much to raise her children, the last thing all those kids needs is to loose their mother...

Kasey
11-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Maybe her uterus will just fall out with this one. There has to be some parts of her just hanging by a thread at this point.

ilovepaydays
11-08-2011, 03:59 PM
At least they can afford it. And how old is Mrs. Duggar? I mean, as far as the woman is concerned, it simply can't go on forever. (They don't believe in things like in vitro and extreme measures to force pregnancies in old women, right?)

Michelle is 45. Considering that she has had pre-eclampsia in the previous pregnancy, I think health concerns should have been thought out by this couple.

Plus, check this info out from the March of Dimes: (http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_1214.asp)


Does the risk of Down syndrome increase with the mother’s age?
Yes. The risk of Down syndrome increases with the mother’s age:

At age 25, the risk of having a baby with Down syndrome is 1 in 1,250.
At age 30, the risk is 1 in 1,000.
At age 35, the risk is 1 in 400.
At age 40, the risk is 1 in 100.
At age 45, the risk is 1 in 30.

nerdycool
11-08-2011, 04:00 PM
I'm surprised, but in only how long it took them. They've made it very clear in the past that birthing babies is the most important thing, even if it endangers the mothers' health. Considering her age though, I do think this'll be the last one. She 45.


I actually thought that because of their youngest child (who if you have watched the show recently is almost two and I haven't seen walk unattended)In a few of the more recent episodes, she's been shown walking under her own power. But she's a special case, because while she's technically almost 2, her adjusted age would be closer to 1 and a half. So considering all she's been though, I think she's coming along just fine, if just a little behind.

taf2002
11-08-2011, 04:02 PM
I'm not sure the younger kids would even notice if she wasn't there. It looks like she's going for the Guinness World record but sadly, she'll never make it. The record is 69 children from one woman. Google it if you don't believe me.

ETA re the risk of Down's Syndrome, doesn't the youngest child have it?

orbitz
11-08-2011, 04:03 PM
I wonder why God hasn't put his foot down yet. Are the Duggards that genetically gifted that God wants them to continue to have a 20th child?

...

Well now that she's pregnant, I do hope everything goes well for her.

Skittl1321
11-08-2011, 04:10 PM
ETA re the risk of Down's Syndrome, doesn't the youngest child have it?

They haven't said she does.