The Duggars: 19 and Counting


Michelle Duggar must be counting the days until she goes into labor.

The pregnant 18 Kids and Counting mom, whose 19th child is due this spring, was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend after experiencing contractions—which, as it turned out, were triggered by a gallstone.

"The pain from a gallstone was generating some contractions," read a statement released Monday by TLC. "Just to be safe, she was airlifted [to] a Little Rock, Ark., hospital, so that in the unlikely event that she had to be delivered early, she would be close to a NICU [Neonatal Intensive Care Unit] center. Though there were some fears that the baby was in trouble initially, it soon was discovered to be solely the gallstone causing the discomfort. Michelle is resting comfortably, and the baby is doing fine."

The 43-year-old wife, mom and grandma is still in the hospital under observation, just to be safe.


Among the 18, the Duggars have two sets of twins, but the couples in our Celeb Trend: Twins! gallery seem pretty content with one.

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