And incredibly, Michelle, 47, thinks later pregnancies might be easier!
“Yes, experience helps a lot in working through the whole labor process,” she blogged on the Christian web site Crossmap on Saturday while answering a fan question.
As Radar previously reported, Jim Bob Duggar’ wife has had 13 regular births in a row and four C-sections, including TWO sets of twins.
But she did admit, “I don’t think you can call labor and delivery easy no matter how many times you have been through it.
“Each labor is different and you just have to prepare yourself health wise and in every other way to work toward the goal of having the healthiest delivery as is possible on your part.”
Michelle and Jim Bob, 48, have 19 children ranging in age from 4 to 25, including five kids who are under ten years old. The fundamentalist wife gave birth to their 19th, daughter Josie, in a 2009 premature delivery; in 2011, the Duggars lost their 20th child, a girl, to a miscarriage.
But they haven’t given up hope on having another, even though Michelle has said on the show, “Conception is not totally impossible, but most unlikely.”
In her May 31 blog, Michelle told fans that good nutrition and obstetrics checkups have played a big part in her many pregnancies and she and Jim Bob have “gone through Bradley childbirth,” in which the husband coaches the wife through a natural delivery using deep breathing techniques instead of drugs.
Michelle, who has previously revealed she had lost 40 pounds of pregnancy weight through Weight Watchers in 2003, said in her blog it really helped: “I feel great not carrying around that extra weight. I have more energy and am much more active. (The weight gain I experienced kind of snuck up on me! I hung onto just 2 and 3 pounds after each pregnancy.)”
Michelle wrote on CrossMap, “I needed the accountability to help take it off, and the healthy lifestyle of eating that is encouraged in Weight Watcher’s has been a blessing to me and now to my family as well.”