By Erin O'Donnell
February 14, 2012

In their first public appearance since suffering the miscarriage of their twentieth child in December, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar talked about the family's grief.

"It's devastating, and many others have experienced very similar situations," Michelle said Tuesday on the Today Show. "Probably the hardest part is that when a loss like this occurs people really don't know what to say ... We realize our sweet little Jubliee is with the Lord, and we will see her again someday."

Michelle also said they would welcome more children: "We would be open to more if God saw fit to bless us with more."

The couple, who live in Arkansas and chronicle their family's life on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, visited the doctor for a routine scan at 19 weeks when the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat, and the pregnancy was pronounced a miscarriage. The Duggars named the baby girl Jubilee Shalom.

Michelle experienced a miscarriage in her second pregnancy, and says that led the couple to decide to forgo birth control and to leave the size of their family "up to God."

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