19 Kids and Counting, indeed.
Michelle Duggar and husband Jim Bob Duggar recently visited an OBGYN that specializes in high-risk pregnancies, with the intention of making sure that she is physically healthy enough to carry another child, should she end up pregnant.
"We are just going to see that I am physically in good condition, and we would love more children if God saw fit to give us more," the 47-year-old mother of 19 and grandmother of three says in a sneak peek at tonight's new episode of the family's TLC show, which is now in its eighth season.
"I just want to make sure I'm ready to catch a baby if that would happen."
Michelle's youngest child, daughter Josie, was born three months prematurely in 2009. According to the show, this is the longest stretch in 27 years that Michelle has spent without being pregnant.
In the 19 Kids and Counting clip obtained by Today, Michelle and Jim Bob sit down with Dr. Paul Wendel at the UAMS Medical Center's University Women's Health Center in Little Rock, Ark.
"I just want to make sure that if I am in that season of life where we're not able to have any more, I'm fine with that. I'm happy with that," Michelle tells the doctor. "But if there's things physically that I need to know that I need to do, health-wise, just to be ready to catch a baby if God saw fit to give us one."
Wendel explains the various risks involved in getting pregnant at 30 vs. at 40, at over 45, etc. and notes that Michelle only has a 5 percent chance of conceiving through natural means at her age.
Michelle notes that she's been hearing the same thing about risks of complications since she was 36. At that time, she would have been pregnant with No. 14, son Justin.
Of course, the family's got plenty of excitement swirling in the meantime. Daughter Jill Duggar, 23, is engaged to Derick Dillard, and daughter Jessa, 21, is being courted by Ben Seewald.