Ok, today on my Facebook news feed an article popped up that Michelle Duggar of the TLC channel, 19 and counting, had photos taken of her 19 week gestation stillborn and a family member tweeted them on the Internet.
The article I read expressed someone’s view that taking pictures of the stillborn was horrific and no mother of a stillborn child would contemplate that. This person said they only took pics because they are tv stars and wanted more fame.
I call bullshit! I may not like the Duggar lifestyle..(quiverfull)… But the loss of a child in pregnancy is horrific, not the pictures. Pictures are a thing of beauty.
I miscarried at 11 weeks pregnant but baby growth was at 7 weeks gestation. I tried to miscarry naturally but after a few days of extreme pain and heavy bleeding I allowed my family to pressure me into a d-and-c to clear my lifeless baby out of my uterus.
I was devastated especially when I requested the remains and they said there wouldn’t be anything of consequence to give me. I mourned for months, even into my next pregnancy.
Below are several links… One of a woman’s story with pictures Of her baby which she miscarried at roughly the same gestational age of my own. another link of the article I read about the Duggars. There are also two additional blogger posts on this. Of The pictures below the first with the hand and the one with the feet are the Duggar pictures. The other picture was of a 6 week gestation baby, it is from the a different blog and the rest are pictures obtained from the web.
Update: I just found the other one with her holding the baby’s feet! So precious! I’m also adding another blog post from another blogger.
I’m not a volcano- jubilee duggar article
They showed it on tlc for this season.