It’s been eight years since Anna Duggar revealed she and her disgraced husband, Josh Duggar, suffered a miscarriage. Now, the former 19 Kids and Counting star is opening up about their heartbreak. Watch the video above for more details.
Fans immediately began commenting on the snap, with many completely unaware of their loss. “Wow I didn’t know you had another baby, God bless them all, you have beautiful kids,” one person wrote. Another added, “I didn’t realize you’d had a miscarriage. You’re so tough, mama. Good job and hang in there! Prayers.” A third chimed in, “I didn’t know you had a miscarriage! I am so sorry!!!!!”
At the time, the couple revealed to People that they were nervous to announce they were expecting baby No. 2. “We knew that either way, no matter what happens, we are going to celebrate this life and we were happy to share the news with everyone,” he said. Anna added, “I was very sad,” Anna said. “Josh was a big encouragement to me. It helped us go through the heartbreak to learn that 30 or 40 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. That was comforting in some ways.”
Sharing the news of their miscarriage with his parents was also comforting to the couple, Josh said. “My parents went through a miscarriage right after they had me,” he continued. “Many people walk through this experience and it is very emotional. We were looking forward to having our baby and losing that baby was really rough.”
After welcoming their oldest child, Michelle was on birth control, only to find out she was pregnant. She and husband Jim Bob later lost the baby, and they attributed the miscarriage to birth control. “As conservative Christians, we believe every life is sacred, even the life of the unborn. Due to our lack of knowledge, we destroyed the precious life of our unborn child. We prayed and studied the Bible and found a host of references that told us God considered children a gift, a blessing, and a reward,” the family has explained. “Yet we had considered having another child an inconvenience during that busy time in our lives, and we had taken steps to prevent it from happening.”
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