The only thing worse than the serial baby-pooping hillbilly Duggar couple handing out creepy miscarried baby photos at a memorial service would be the name they gave to the aforementioned miscarried baby:
Jubilee Shalom Duggar.
That is just awful.
The Duggars are about four babies past the “Jesus wants us to have a quiverfull” stage and it seems like every Jim-Bob hump from that point on has been done with one eye on the Lord and the other on their ratings. Michelle Duggar is forty-five and she must loves the attention so much that she is willing to play chicken with Jesus or fate by continuing to use her uterus like an out of control Pez dispenser:
Studies say that from 10% to 25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Assn. Most miscarriages occur relatively early, in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, or roughly around the first trimester.
For that reason, “we usually like to wait well into the second trimester to announce a pregnancy,” said Jamie Lipeles, an OB-GYN at Marina del Rey Hospital, when the occurrence of a miscarriage is much lower. That way, women who lose a pregancy within 13 weeks will be less likely to face unwanted questions.
There are many reasons why miscarriages occur, and it’s often hard to understand why they happen in individual cases. But there are several risk factors, including but not limited to excessive caffeine intake, exposure to radiation and hormonal problems.
One significant risk factor is age, Lipeles said, adding that it’s also a risk factor for premature birth; Duggar’s last child was born three months premature and had to stay in the hospital for four months, according to The Times’ Ministry of Gossip.
“Women older than age 35 have a higher risk of miscarriage than do younger women,” the Mayo Clinic explains. “At age 35, you have about a 20 percent risk. At age 40, the risk is about 40 percent. And at age 45, it’s about 80 percent.” Paternal age plays a role as well.
Miscarriages can take many forms; some may require treatment to stop hemorrhaging, while others may occur without a woman even realizing at first.
Who knows. Maybe God is already telling Jim-Bob and Michelle to go ahead and try again, take one for the team. Lord (yes him) knows that a Very Special “19 Kids and Counting: Mommy Is With The Angels Now” episode would bring in boffo ratings….