Counting On star Jill Duggar had her second baby back in July, but after an extremely difficult labor that resulted in a C-section, fans believe that she could be done having kids with her husband, Derick Dillard. Could their family be complete with just two sons?
Duggar, of course, has 18 siblings and is from a family known for being anti-birth control with a philosophy of putting the size of their family into God’s hands. But, in Duggar’s case, she may have to put her physical well-being ahead of her desire to have as many kids as possible.
Duggar underwent 40 hours of grueling labor at home before her family rushed her to the hospital so doctors could perform a C-section to deliver her second child, Samuel.
During her first pregnancy, with son Israel, she labored for over 70 hours before his delivery – also via C-section. Fans on a recent Reddit thread believe that she may be able to have another baby, but she should wait a while and focus on the children she already has.
“It seems like she has a very difficult time bearing children. I’m not a doctor so I’m not sure what the prognosis is regarding future pregnancies when you’ve already had two cesarean sections,” wrote one fan.
They went on to write that after two traumatic births in a short period of time, it may be best to wait a few years. Then, have a qualified doctor supervise the pregnancy instead of showing up in the emergency room after laboring at home for two or three days.
Duggar is a licensed midwife and has been involved in multiple home births. The family is also known for their preference of natural births at home instead of a hospital. But, considering what the 26-year-old has been through in her first two pregnancies, that may not be an option anymore.
If the couple decides to go a different route and adopt to grow a family, they might be hurting their chances with their activity on social media.
Fans have mommy-shamed Duggar for her corporal punishment method of blanket training, and Dillard has outraged many with his homophobic rants against transgender teen, Jazz Jennings. Dillard’s tweets eventually led TLC to fire him from the family’s reality show.
We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in Oklahoma with my dad’s side of the family. This was our first Christmas without my grandpa (dad’s dad), but we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven before too long. This life is short, and only what’s done for eternity will ultimately matter. Remembering all those who are celebrating the holidays for the first time without a loved one; these times are the hardest for many people. If we’ve given our life to Christ, this is only the beginning of life! #newbeginnings #merrychristmas #happynewyear
CFS in their home state of Arkansas makes it clear that neither of these things is acceptable behavior if they want to take in a foster child. On its Foster Family Home Inquiry website, it is made clear that corporal punishment is not allowed because of the trauma foster kids have faced in their lives. Plus, foster parents must respect and recognize the religious beliefs of their foster children.
With Dillard spreading his unpopular conservative views all over social media, it’s hard to believe he would be ok having a child with a different viewpoint.
Duggar and Dillard, who according to Mommyish topped the list of worst celebrity couples in 2017, may continue to grow their family, but fans won’t be able to watch it on Counting On.