Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard shared sad news about their baby girl, Isla Marie, who was stillborn.
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Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard shared sad news about their baby girl, Isla Marie, who was stillborn.

They told their followers on Instagram and in a blog post on Sunday about their loss. The Dillards were expecting Isla in August, but in April, they sadly learned that she had passed away before she could be born.

“From the moment we found out we were pregnant, we couldn’t wait to meet our baby. Isla was much loved from the start, and her 3 big brothers were so excited to introduce her to their world,” they wrote. “We appreciate your prayers as we continue to grieve and heal from the loss of our little Isla Marie.”

Stillbirth is when a baby dies before or during delivery, and it affects about 1 in 175 births in the U.S. each year. It’s different from a miscarriage, which happens before the 20th week of pregnancy. Stillbirth can happen to anyone, but certain things like being older, smoking, or having certain medical conditions may increase the risk.

Jill and Derick have been married since June 21, 2014, and they already have three sons named Israel David, Samuel Scott, and “Freddy” Frederick Michael.

Derick works as a lawyer in Oklahoma, where the family moved to in 2022.

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