19 Kids And Counting reality TV star, Jill Duggar, has watched her pregnancy play out in the media for months. So, when her husband, Derick Dillard, decided to share a photo of the couple’s travels to Texas, he may not have expected that the fondness she’s experienced from fans would turn to fire, reported the Daily Mail.
Social media was not impressed when Derick showed off that big baby bump snapshot souvenir with a comment on the possibility that his wife was so close to labor, she might have the baby in Texas instead of Arkansas.
“We had a great time with family on vacation, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to have a Texas baby. #familyvacation #babydilly #19kids.”
The 19 Kids And Counting stars quickly found themselves the subject of a social media melee, with critics contending that Jill was endangering her baby by traveling at nine months pregnant.
“Doesn’t anyone find it odd that she is traveling so close to her due date? My OB told me no more than an hour away in the ninth month. I guess when you deliver your own child you can go anywhere you please,” wrote one person.
As for her due date, Jill’s baby is expected to arrive today, March 24, reported People. But she also anticipated the possibility that the baby would arrive late.
“I have told myself, ‘First-time moms often go a week and a half over, so don’t get discouraged.’ When everyone else is asking you, ‘When are you going to have that baby?’ The baby will come when the baby comes.”
So to keep herself and everyone else calm, Jill set a second due date of April 5.
“[I’m] planning on the baby coming late, no big deal – if you have it in your head that way, you won’t get discouraged,” she added.
The 23-year-old also is studying to become a midwife herself. She revealed that she has had Braxton Hicks contractions.
“It is really exciting to be studying this when pregnant. It takes on a whole different light when you are studying about what you are going through.”
As for her travels, not all the experts agree with the 19 Kids And Counting reality TV stars that it’s fine to travel to another state when you’re nine months pregnant, reports Yahoo.
“The general rule is to stay closer to come during the last four weeks of pregnancy,” advised Dr. Shari Brasner.
And Brasner, an obstetrician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, added that she recommends travel restrictions in the last weeks for both the unborn baby and the soon-to-be new mom.
“I wouldn’t advise going on vacation after 10 weeks to go. Everything tends to hurt, you’re tired and can’t sit comfortably in an airline seat anyway so what on earth are you doing that to yourself for?”
Jill Duggar isn’t alone in finding herself the subject of a Twitter tirade after posting baby bump photos. As the Inquisitr reported, supermodel Sarah Stage recently was startled to get slammed for showing off her barely-visible baby bump at eight months pregnant.
What do you think? Is the 19 Kids And Counting reality TV personality fine in traveling so close to her due date? Post your comments below.
[Image Via Derick Dillard/Instagram]