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Jill Duggar Dillard Suffers Another Pregnancy Loss, Shares Photos of Her Baby Girl

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Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derrick Dillard are grieving this week after suffering a heartbreaking pregnancy loss. 

In a joint Instagram post on April 13, the couple revealed the stillbirth of their daughter, Isla Marie Dillard, during Jill’s fourth month of pregnancy. 

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the stillbirth of our beautiful baby girl, Isla Marie Dillard.” 

The couple, who was due with their first girl in August, wrote that they found out their daughter died in utero at four months gestation. 

“From the moment we found out we were pregnant, we couldn’t wait to meet our baby,” the couple wrote. “Isla was much loved from the start, and her 3 big brothers were so excited to introduce her to their world.” 

The caption accompanied a photo of Jill and Derrick holding their tiny baby girl in a bed, as they look down at what appears to be her itty bitty body, wrapped in a pink crocheted hat and blanket. 

 

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“We appreciate your prayers as we continue to grieve and heal from the loss of our little Isla Marie.”

The Dillards are parents to three boys: Israel, 9, Samuel, 6, and Fredrick, 1.

Before their youngest, Fredrick, was born in July 2022, Duggar Dillard and Dillard opened up about their experience with pregnancy loss in a family blog post shared October 2021.

After Jill Duggar Dillard discovered she was pregnant and announced the news to her family in 2021, she started to miscarry “a few days later,” they wrote on their blog.

“Even though it was too early to tell the baby’s gender, we picked a name that we feel encompasses our baby’s significance and the life we will always remember: River Bliss Dillard,” they added.

Jill along with her sisters Jessa, Jinger, and Joy Anna have all openly discussed their miscarriages in the past. Just last march, Jessa Duggar Seewald, revealed that her and husband Ben had lost a baby over the 2022 holidays. In October, the couple announced they were pregnant again with a rainbow baby. 

According to the March of Dimes, for women who know they’re pregnant, about 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. 80 percent of miscarriages happen in the first trimester before the 12th week of pregnancy.

Pregnancy losses that happen after 20 weeks gestation are called stillbirths. 

Jill Duggar Dillard and Looking Ahead

In September, the couple released their first book Counting the Cost, a memoir, in which Jill and Derrick open up for the first time about the “secrets, manipulation, and intimidation” behind Jill’s famous family’s show, 19 Kids and Counting. 

Last year, the couple also appeared in the Amazon Prime docu-series, “Shiny Happy People,” which exposed the abusive ways of her ultra-fundamentalist family, and the cult-like conservative Christian organization they followed, the Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP). 

Since the release of both the series and Counting the Cost, Jill has used her social media to share more insights into the toxic culture her family embraced.