‘Counting On’: Jinger Duggar Reveals the Devastating Details of Her Miscarriage
Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo have been going through a rough time after Duggar suffered a miscarriage. The news of the miscarriage broke when it happened, but this season of Counting On, Duggar fans got more in-depth details of the tragic incident.
What happened to Jinger Duggar?
On the Aug. 18 episode of the show, Duggar was shown video-chatting with her family and telling them that she was expecting.
“Recently we had announced to my family the news that we were expecting,” she said. “That night, I started having some concerning signs. During the middle of the night I started waking up and having more and more spotting and it was not normal.”
When she and Vuolo went to the doctor, the horrible news was confirmed.
“We went in and they tried to check for a heartbeat, but they couldn’t find one,” she said. “They did an ultrasound and said that we had lost the baby.”
“It was very difficult for us, the timing,” Vuolo said. “It was sudden, and we had just announced to our family and it hit us hard.”
Jinger and Jeremy are expecting
In May, the couple announced that they were expecting another child.
“I’m excited!” Duggar wrote on Instagram. “Yet, the overwhelming feelings of joy and anticipation that I’m feeling today are a sharp reminder of the overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss I felt last November. On a Monday evening, Jer and I were rejoicing with our families as we announced that I was pregnant. Yet, in God’s perfect timing, it was the next morning that I awoke knowing something wasn’t right.
She went on to reflect on the loss of their unborn child.
“Within moments I knew that I’d lost the baby,” she wrote. “Tears filled my eyes, sadness cloaked my soul. Having just lost my grandmother months before, the news of new life was like spring lilies blossoming after a dark, cold winter. And in a moment, that life was gone.”
How did Jinger remain hopeful after miscarrying?
Though Duggar was devastated after miscarrying, she never gave up hope that she would have another child. In her pregnancy announcement, she revealed to fans how she got through the tough moments after her miscarrage.
“In those moments, I did the only thing I could. I rehearsed the timeless truths upon which I’ve anchored my soul—the truth that God is sovereign and he is good,” she wrote. “The truth that Job recited, thousands of years ago, in his agony: ‘The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’ The pain doesn’t leave quickly. It’s not meant to. But in the midst of pain, the hope we hold is in God who works ‘all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose’ (Rom 8:28). Dear friends, the reality is, at times we are helpless. But never, and I mean never, do we have to be hopeless.”
Since then, Duggar has been posting updates on her pregnancy in anticipation for the November delivery.