Duggars expecting 20th child

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Duggars expecting 20th child
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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 11:55am

Just heard on the news this a.m. that the Duggars are expecting their 20th child. While I don't believe in telling anyone what their choices should be concerning this, I do wonder at anyone who would have this many children.

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Wed, 11-16-2011 - 1:50pm
I'd say that the Duggars are the exception in today's world, rather than the rule. I'd be interested to see how many other families have that many biological children.

Please note that famlies that are large due to 'blending', adoption or foster care situations are something different as far as I'm concerned.

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:55pm

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:56pm

As long as they're able to care for and love their children, more power to them.

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:20pm
I also saw the announcement. I'm sorry for their loss. Regardless of whether I agree with the decision to reproduce continually this is a painful thing.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 10:07am
I'm not the least surprised given the problems carrying her last child.

 


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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:48am

Wether I agree with them having more or not, a miscarriage is a sad thing. I am not suprised either though. I remember learning in reproductive physiology, that where the umbilcal cord attaches inside the uterus, it basically forms a little scar. So the inside of her uterus must have some wear. It might make carrying to term more difficult. I really worry for her health at this point.



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Registered: 09-30-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 12:53pm

I don't agree with Mennonite's having that many children, either. Or the Catholic's stance on no b.c.

The earth's resources are finite.

What's the limit?

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