“Every child deserves to be excited they are a part of life,” Michelle Duggar told PEOPLE Magazine after announcing to the world that she is pregnant with her 20th child. Yes 20th.
The reality stars have faced mounting criticism over the size of their family and the risks of Michelle’s new pregnancy following the premature birth of their daughter, Josie, in Dec. 2009. But the couple insists that Josie’s frightening premature birth and Michelle’s life-threatening preeclampsia were not enough to convince them that 19 kids were enough.
“If we felt that way, we would have stopped back with our second birth,” insists Michelle, 45, who experienced preeclampsia during her second pregnancy with twins John David and Jana, now 21. “There are many women who have experienced preeclampsia and have gone on to have more children.”
The Duggars star in their own reality show 19 Kids and counting, they have been the point of a lot of major discussions in terms of ‘how many kids is too many’. As their older children are often shown looking after their younger siblings- which in turn has brought about the issue of attention.
What do you think? Are the Duggars the anti-Kardashians?