Michelle Duggar Delivers Baby 19 Via Emergency C-Section

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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, when she was expecting this new baby earlier in the year. Credit: Scott Enlow, TLC

Michelle Duggar, star of TLC's "18 Kids and Counting" gave birth to her 19th child, a girl, Thursday night via emergency C-section, although she wasn't due to give birth until spring, TMZ reports. Josie Brooklyn Duggar weighed in at 1 lb., 6 ounces.

Michelle was airlifted to the hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas last weekend suffering from gallstones. Network representatives told People magazine that the pain was generating some contractions.

"We're told Michelle is resting comfortably and the baby is 'stable' -- although she's in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences," TMZ reports.

The rep adds, "The most important thing right now is for Mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery."

Michelle and her husband Jim Bob issued a thank-you video to fans who were concerned with the reality star's health.

This is the Duggars' ninth daughter. The couple also became grandparents in October when son Josh welcomed a baby girl Mackynzie.

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