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Michelle Duggar ready to have more kids; pays a visit to fertility doctor

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With two of their 19 children getting ready to leave the Duggar home to start their own families, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the hit TLC show, "19 Kids and Counting" are ready to fill the void with even more children.

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God willing.

The couple whose daughters Jill and Jessa are in courtships, Jill is already engaged, feel that if it is God's will for them to have more children then they are ready to have more.

Whether they have the baby naturally or through adoption Michelle wants to know what is the best option for her.

On the next episode of "19 Kids and Counting" the couple visit with a fertility doctor to find out if it is safe and even possible that Michelle carry another baby.

Michelle lost her 20th child in December of 2011 when she had a devastating miscarriage.

They also had problems with their 19th child, Josie who just turned 4.

Josie was born December 10, 2009, due to severe pre-eclampsia and was delivered 15 weeks early at 25 weeks. Josie weighed 1 lb 6 oz and was in the NICU for many months before coming home.

She is now a happy and healthy child but many people believe that Michelle's body is not able to safely carry another child and that pregnancy and/or childbirth could be harmful even fatal to Michelle and/or the baby.

Now at age 47, Michelle knows there are so many risks associated with childbirth so she is seeing a high risk pregnancy doctor to help her decide what to do.

Michelle does say that she is good with the fact that they may not have more children but is wanting to know and weigh all of her options before they say they are done;

"If I am in that season of life where we're not able to have any more, then I'm fine, I 'm happy with that, But if there are things physically I need to know, that I need to do, healthwise just to be ready to catch a baby if God saw fit to give us one."

Either way, I am sure there will be the pitter patter of little feet running through the Duggar home regardless of whether Jim Bob and Michelle have more kids.

Oldest son Josh has three kids who visit and with the two girls, Jessa and Jill beginning their own lives outside the home with their courtships, new grandchildren are certain to be heading their way soon.

You can watch the Duggars visit the fertility doctor on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" airing Tuesday night at 9/8 Central.

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