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Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard recently announced that they are mourning the loss of their fourth child, a daughter named Isla Marie Dillard, who was delivered stillborn. The couple shared their heartache in a joint post on Instagram, revealing that Jill was 4 months pregnant with Isla when they found out that she had passed away in utero. The Dillards expressed their excitement to meet their baby and mentioned that their three sons, Israel David, Samuel Scott, and Frederick “Freddy” Michael, were looking forward to welcoming their new sister. They thanked everyone for their condolences and asked for prayers as they grieve and heal from their loss.

Jill Duggar Dillard, known for her role in the controversial reality TV family, is the second eldest daughter of Michelle and Bob Duggar, known for their TV show “19 Kids and Counting.” Raised in the fundamentalist Christian sect the Institute in Basic Life Principles, the Duggar family followed strict guidelines of modest dressing, big families, and female subservience. However, their image was tarnished in 2015 when son Josh Duggar admitted to molesting his sisters, including Jill, and a family babysitter. Jill wrote about her upbringing in her memoir “Counting the Cost,” which detailed her struggles with her ultra-conservative upbringing and her strained relationship with her father.

Derick Dillard stepped in to protect his wife from her toxic relationship with her father after the release of their memoir in 2023. Speaking to NBC’s “Today” show, Jill described the situation as becoming so difficult that they had to cut off individual contact with her father. Derick even threatened to file a protective order if her father continued to reach out to her independently. The couple faced challenges as they strived to establish boundaries and protect their family’s well-being in the midst of ongoing family drama and turmoil.

The Dillards had not publicly announced their pregnancy with Isla before revealing news of her stillbirth, choosing to share their heartbreaking loss with their followers and ask for prayers as they navigate their grief. The couple depicted their pain and sorrow in a touching Instagram post, which included a photo of the parents holding small items meant for their newborn daughter. Isla’s older brothers were looking forward to meeting her, adding to the family’s devastation over her passing. The Dillards expressed their appreciation for the outpouring of support from those who offered condolences during this difficult time.

Jill and Derick’s joint Instagram statement about Isla’s stillbirth highlighted their profound sadness and grief over losing their baby girl. The couple shared the devastating news with their social media followers, disclosing that they had been eagerly anticipating Isla’s arrival before learning of her passing. Jill and Derick asked for prayers and support as they mourn the loss of their daughter and strive to heal from the tragedy. Fans and well-wishers rallied around the Dillards, offering their condolences and comforting words to help them navigate this heartbreaking chapter in their lives.

Through their shared journey of loss and grief, Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard have demonstrated strength and resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy. The couple’s poignant Instagram post and heartfelt message conveyed their deep love for their daughter Isla and the devastating impact of her stillbirth on their family. As they navigate this difficult time with the support of their community and loved ones, the Dillards continue to honor their daughter’s memory and cherish the time they had with her, despite the heart-wrenching loss they have experienced.

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