Who knew that Jill Duggar was such a prankster? The 19 Kids and Counting star recently posted a snapshot of herself holding a newborn baby boy on Instagram, and the photo caused a few of her fans to completely flip out.
19 Kids and Counting fans are breathlessly awaiting the coming of Baby Dilly, so some of Jill Duggar’s Instagram followers immediately assumed that the infant in the photo was the biological offspring of Jill and Derick Dillard.
“I THOUGHT THIS WAS YOUR BABY,” one of her followers wrote, according to Us Weekly. It’s possible that Jill was purposely trying to pull a fast one on her fans, but at least she revealed the true identity of the infant in the Instagram photo’s caption. According to Duggar, she helped to deliver the cute little tater tot in the photo above.
“So blessed to help deliver this little guy at home this morning, just 2 weeks away from my own due date! I previously delivered two of his older sisters. Gary Martin Takehiro Y. born today at 9:49am 7lbs. 8oz. 20 inches long. #AMommysButterflyMidwifery #babycatcher #studentmidwife.”
Jill Duggar’s due date is just two weeks away, so she’s almost ready to pop. However, the heavily-pregnant reality show star hasn’t stopped delivering other women’s babies, so it’s obvious that she really loves working as a student midwife.
Even though the second-oldest Duggar daughter is about to take on a stressful a new job as a mother, she isn’t going to give up her first job. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jill is eventually hoping to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and she’s been using a Texas distance-learning program to help her achieve this goal. Jill has continued training through her pregnancy.
Last year, the Duggar Family Blog shared a video of Jill Duggar’s 2014 Channel Mom interview about her decision to become a certified midwife. According to Jill, she’s hoping to use her job to spread her family’s religious views. She considers midwifery one of the “tools in her toolbox” that help her “better be able to proclaim the help of Christ to other people.”
In a TLC blog entry, Jill explained how a teen mom helped her get into the midwifery biz.
“Back a few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend 12 weeks of childbirth classes with my 14-year-old friend, who was a single mom. Through these classes, I learned how to coach her during the birth of her child.”
After helping the girl deliver her baby, Jill befriended a doula who let her tag along during baby deliveries. She eventually became the doula’s assistant, and, since then, she’s helped mothers bring dozens of children into the world.
Back in 2012, Duggar said that her CPM training would take about three-and-a-half years, so she should be getting her certification sometime this year. In her TLC blog post, Jill explained why she thinks midwives are preferable over doctors when it comes to giving birth.
“Midwifery care allows for a mother to have more specific, personalized care, and to choose the options that are best for the particular needs of her pregnancy and family. After all, mother knows best, and midwifery care allows moms to make their own choices.”
Obviously Jill is going to use the services of a midwife during the birth of Baby Dilly. In fact, she’s enlisted the help of a whole team of midwives, and her older sister Jana is also going to assist during the delivery. Once upon a time, “Cinderella Duggar” also trained as a midwife’s assistant. However, the messy job didn’t spark the same desire to keep delivering babies in her heart, and Jana Duggar never pursued a CPM career like Jill did.
Do you think Jill Duggar will continue working as a midwife after Baby Dilly is born, or will the 19 Kids and Counting star follow in her mother’s footsteps by deciding to give birth to so many of her own children that she won’t have time for a career?
[Image credit: Jill Duggar/Instagram]