We were sad to hear that Michelle Duggar has suffered a miscarriage with her 20th child.  We hope as a family they can find their healing journey.

Quoted from Access Hollywood:

“According to People, during a routine check-up where Jim Bob and Michelle were supposed to find out the sex of their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find the baby’s heartbeat. Michelle was told that she had miscarried in her second trimester.”

“The Duggar matriarch said they will still name the baby after they find out of it was a boy or a girl and they plan to hold a funeral service.”

Grieving after a miscarriage from http://www.OurHopePlace.com:

Some woman and their partners may choose to put their miscarriage behind them sooner and look to the future with hope, while others will take more time to get to that same place to begin healing.  

There is no right or wrong answer, amount of time to heal or way to go about it.  Allow your spouse the
time she needs.  Don’t pressure your friend in any preconceived way based on your time line or how
you would grieve.  

Grieving is a very personal process and should be respected.  Letting your partner know that you are
there for her will go a long way.

Men & Women grieve differently

A mother and father can have vastly different reactions to a miscarriage.  In many cases, the mother doesn’t understand why her husband is not experiencing significant grief and the father doesn’t understand why his wife is so devastated.  This can have profound implications for the marriage.

For more information on different grieving styles –

http://www.ourhopeplace.com/PaulaLevyExpert.html

For full Access Hollywood story –

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/michelle-duggar-miscarries-feel-heart-broke-telling-children-221738891.html