‘Counting On’: A Third Pregnancy for Jill Duggar Could Have Serious Risks

Jill Duggar is the proud mother of two children with her husband, Derick Dillard, but after a recent tease by Dillard, fans are left wondering if she might be pregnant again? The pregnancy talk resurfaced this week after Dillard shared a mysterious post about some “exciting news” on social media. Jill and her husband have yet to confirm anything, but the post left fans convinced that a third baby is on the way., which may or may not be a good thing.

Derick Dillard teases fans that Jill Duggar might be pregnant with baby number 3.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Dillard teases pregnancy on Instagram

Dillard got the rumor mill going after he shared a photo on his Instagram account that directed his followers to the family’s blog. The post talked about some “exciting news” and mentioned how the two are starting a “new chapter.” Fans, of course, naturally speculated that the news had to be related to Jill being pregnant, which prompted a response from Dillard.

“I’ll ask her,” Dillard told fans.

Jill has faced a difficult pregnancy before

Jill faced a lot of issues during her first two pregnancies. In traditional Duggar fashion, Jill wanted to have her babies at home, not in a modern hospital. But those plans quickly changed when complications arose, forcing the former Counting On star to undergo a C-section.

During her first pregnancy, for example, Jill labored for close to three days. She was eventually taken to the hospital and diagnosed with strep B. After an intense delivery, doctors were forced to perform a C-section, a move they repeated with her second son as well.

Dillard has not spoken publicly about having more than two children. Dillard has faced a lot of scrutiny over the past few years because of his controversial behavior on social media.

Another pregnancy is not out of the question

Members of the Duggar family tend to have larger than average families, so it would not be that surprising if Jill and Dillard decided to have more children. If Jill is pregnant with baby number three, the timing could not be better.

According to Ok Magazine, Jill’s sister, Jessa Duggar, recently confirmed she is having her third baby. Jill’s sister-in-law, Kendra Duggar, also just announced that she is welcoming her second. If Jill is pregnant, sharing her journey with other members of the family would be a great way to bring everyone together.

Despite the pregnancy rumors, it turns out that Dillard’s teasing post was referring to the couple’s new house, not a pregnancy. Jill and Dillard just moved to a new place in Lowell, Arkansas so that they can be closer to family. As Counting On fans are well aware, Jill and Dillard have skipped out on a lot of family events over the past year.

Jill And Derick want more children

While it does not look like Jill is pregnant at the moment, she has expressed interest in having a large family in the past. Back in 2014, Jill admitted that she wants to follow her parent’s example and have lots of children. Jill and Dillard have a long ways to go if they want to match Jim Bob and Michelle’s 19 children, but it definitely sounds like they want more than two.

Taking to Instagram, Jill recently confessed that she is open to adopting. After posting a note promoting a pro-life movie called Unplanned, a fan asked Jill if she was willing to adopt, especially if she wants to force women to have children they do not want. In response, Jill backed up her position and said that she is willing to adopt.

Jill, unfortunately, did not go into any specifics about her plans to adopt. It is unclear if she and Dillard are considering adoption in the near future or if they want to have a few more of their own beforehand.

In fact, TLC booted Dillard from the show after he posted disparaging remarks about the LGBTQ community on Twitter. Given how Dillard and his wife are no longer a part of Counting On, there is no telling when we might get confirmation on their third pregnancy.