Is Jill Duggar suffering from postpartum depression after getting an alleged hysterectomy? That's what many fans are wondering after the Counting On star seemed to scale back on social media after giving birth to her second child, and a lot of her followers are worried after she shared a super cryptic Bible verse handwritten on a sticky note.
"It's easy to praise God when things are going great, but do we continue to count our blessings when things aren't going like we planned?" the 26-year-old wrote in the caption of the note, which was placed on the mantle in the home that she shares with her husband, Derick Dillard, and their two children. Fans were quick to offer their words of encouragement, and other speculated why Jill has been taking a break from social media since giving birth.
"Sorry your family is going through such a tough time right now," one fan wrote, and another commented, "I hope that you and Samuel are doing ok. Worried about you!"
Meanwhile, fans on Facebook are speculating what it is in Jill's life that is not going as planned. "I stand by my theory that she had an emergency hysterectomy. Complications with childbirth, especially in their community [can] cause all sorts of depression," one fan wrote. Another fan, who is a registered nurse, said Jill could have had a hysterectomy because she probably "bled severely or ruptured her uterus from prolonged labor." Others agreed that Jill must be struggling with some form of postpartum depression.
Jill gave birth to her second son Samuel Scott on Saturday, July 8, read a birth announcement on the Dillard family's website. She spent about 40 hours in labor and it seemed like she had a difficult time giving birth naturally because little Samuel was born via C-section at a local hospital.
Back in 2015, Jill also had a difficult labor with her first son, Israel — after holding out 70 hours because she wanted desperately to have a home birth, Jill was forced to go to the hospital because of complications and she eventually had an emergency C-section.
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