Michelle Duggar Miscarries


Michelle Duggar has miscarried her baby and says that telling her children the news was "heartbreaking."

During a routine check-up Thursday to find out the sex of their 20th child, the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told Michelle and her husband Jim Bob that the couple they had miscarried in the second trimester, People magazine reports.  

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"We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment," Michelle, 43, told the magazine. The Duggar family stars in TLC's reality show 19 Kids and Counting. Michelle suffered serious complications during the pregnancy and birth of their youngest daughter, Josie, who was born in December 2009.

"I feel like my heart broke telling my children," Michelle told People. "They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult. The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."

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