If you are not familiar with Michelle and (I’m not making this up) Jim Bob Duggar, they are on cable TV’s TLC and have 19 children. 19 biological children. Yeah. Ma’ Duggar has whelped-the-calf 19 times and, at 45 years of age, is pregnant again.
Listen, I’m not one to tell another woman what to do with her reproductive bits but, there is an exception to every rule.
Let’s forget the fact that the Duggars are part of the Quiverfull movement.
Let’s forget the fact that Michelle developed pre-eclampsia and had her last child delivered by emergency C-section 15 weeks before the baby was due. (Sometimes pregnant women develop this condition, which can be fatal to mother and child, after having many, many children. In such cases, think of pre-eclampsia as a body’s way saying “Ok, we shouldn’t do this anymore” or “time to retire the ova” or “ENOUGH ALREADY!”)
When I read the news that they are expect their 20th child, all I could think of is the below picture of the Family Duggar.
Thank you Flickr.