Jill Duggar Suffers Pregnancy Loss and Announces Stillbirth of Her First Baby Girl

Jill Duggar Dillard shared some heartbreaking news: She was recently pregnant with her first daugher but suffered a miscarriage. Her and Derick Dillard's baby girl was then delivered stillborn.

By Corinne Heller Apr 14, 2024 7:00 PMTags
Watch: Jill Duggar Suffers Pregnancy Loss and Announces Stillbirth of Her First Baby Girl

Jill Duggar Dillard and her family are in mourning.

The 19 Kids and Counting alum, 32, and husband Derick Dillard revealed April 13 that she was recently pregnant with a baby girl and suffered a miscarriage. The couple shared a photo of the two holding their child, who is wrapped in a pink wool outfit.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the stillbirth of our beautiful baby girl, Isla Marie Dillard," they wrote on their blog, adding that this is their first daughter. "Jill was 4 months pregnant (due in August) when we found out that our baby died in utero."

The Counting the Cost author and her husband added, "From the moment we found out we were pregnant, we couldn't wait to meet our baby. Isla was much loved from the start, and her 3 big brothers were so excited to introduce her to their world. We appreciate your prayers as we continue to grieve and heal from the loss of our little Isla Marie."

The Complete Duggar Family Tree

The Counting On alumni are also parents to sons Israel, 9, Samuel, 6, and Fredrick, 21 months. Their youngest child was born less than a year after Jill suffered an early miscarriage with a baby she and Derick named River Bliss.

Following the couple's news of their latest pregnancy loss, scores of fans, friends and several family members expressed their condolences publicly.

"Isla Marie such a beautiful name and meaning," Jill's cousin Amy Duggar King wrote in the comments section of her and Derick's post. "Praying continuously.. God has a plan through all the heartbreak. You've been on my mind and in our prayers and will continue to be. We love y'all so much."

Read on for a closer look at Jill Duggar's family.

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

The Dillards' family Christmas photo in 2019 featured Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard with their sons Israel, then 4, and Samuel, then 2.

Spooky Season

Derick took a break from his law studies in order to get in "some family time at the pumpkin patch" before Halloween, he wrote on Instagram in 2020.

Holly Jolly

They gave a glimpse into their Christmas decor in December 2020.

Family Vacay

The pair took a family vacation to Seaside, Ore. in August 2021, with Derick captioning this photo, "Glad to have some time to get away from some of the more stressful things of life lately!"

4th of July

The Dillards celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 2021.

All Hands on Deck

Derick brought his sons to work, writing, "Just another day of Clinic work with my law partners."

Rocking Out

The couple enjoyed a bluegrass and barbecue festival—not to mention a funnel cake treat—at Silver Dollar City theme park in Missouri in May 2022 while expecting their third son.

Reading Lesson

Jill and son Samuel attended story time at the local library in December 2021.

Baby No. 3

They announced the arrival of Frederick Michael Dillard in July 2022.

Graduating to Big Brothers

Jill captioned her sons' photo shoot, "We are all in love with our newest little boy in the tribe!"

Baby Snuggles

"Though the days are long sometimes, I know the years are short," Jill wrote alongside this photo with her baby Freddy in November 2022. "I cherish these moments holding my little ones & I pray God will help me to be the mama they need me to be."

Bonding Time With the Newborn

Derick spent some quality time with son Freddy, who was just 4 weeks in the pic.

"Papa's Home"

Jill shared the sweet photo in December 2022. "My world!" she wrote. "And @derickdillard is everybody's fave Love you babe."

Little Chef

Jill celebrated her son Israel's 8th birthday in April 2023. 

"I can't believe he's already 8 years old and doing 'big boy' things!" the TLC star shared. "Last night I asked him if he wanted to try his hand at making dinner for the whole family and naturally he chose his favorite, which has recently come to be known in our house as 'Israel's Favorite Soup.'"

A Bunny for Her Birthday

Derick wished his wife a happy 32nd birthday in May 2023. "Life with you is fun! I'm thankful every day for you, and I love you to the moon and back!" the attorney said. "P.S. One of these years I'll remember to get you 3 bunnies named Nibbles, Fluffy, and Edna for your birthday, like you've always wanted." 

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