… And isn’t even sure at this moment in time whether or not she’s pregnant.
Michelle Duggar sat down with People magazine for their upcoming May 31st issue to discuss sex, birth control, children, parenting, her latest child, Josie, and all of the child’s health problems (she was born last September, but has been in and out of the hospital since then). She also discussed the almost non-option of what could have been a lifesaving MRI for her ill child:
” … The couple find themselves struggling over how to make the right decision for their baby’s well being – and they don’t always see eye to eye. When Josie was scheduled to have an MRI as part of an optional study, Michelle worried the loudness of the machines would cause her baby further stress. Jim Bob thought the test was a good idea in order to see how Josie’s brain was developing – until Michelle woke up in the middle of the night, panicked and convinced the test should not proceed. “Jim Bob and I talked about it,” Michelle says. “He said we should pray about it, and then it would be up to me.” In the end, Michelle allowed the test – but it was halted when Josie became too upset by the entire process – much as Michelle had feared …
And on having more children, and the possibility of being pregnant even now:
As for whether Jim Bob and Michelle will continue to procreate… the couple say they are ready and willing to have more kids – perhaps sooner rather than later. “I don’t know… it’s possible,” Michelle says simply, when asked if she might already be pregnant. As Jim Bob explains, he and Michelle remain ready to face any challenge – including the public criticism that could accompany yet another pregnancy: “We trust God with our lives, our children, our future. Let’s pass this test. Let’s have the right response.”
It’s really disconcerting to hear stories like this and know that the children, as they all pop on out every nine months like clockwork, as well as the mother, are undergoing undue stress because of the constant pregnancies. This family has what, a forty kids or something? Michelle Duggar is a grandmother at the age of forty-three and her children range from almost-newborn to twenty-two years old.
I mean, damn. I’m sure this family is super close-knit and happy, but this isn’t 1842, and for good reason! There are children suffering worldwide that are literally dying to be adopted, but then there are people like this that insist on risking the lives of their unborn children to give birth to nineteen children. It’s excessive. I’m not bashing them for their decisions, but I think they’re a bit naive about what’s really going on in the world. You don’t want a hundred-forty kids and you think God is going to smite you for using birth control? Here’s a suggestion: stop having sex.
This is what you get when you marry someone named “Jim Bob.” Don’t play like you didn’t know what you were getting yourself into, girl.