Jill Dillard gave interview about why she revealed her pregnancy within 60 days after their wedding.
"Understanding that the majority of miscarriages happen within the first trimester," Duggar, 23, told Page Six. "And believing that every life is precious no matter how young, we decided to share our joyful news as soon as we could."
Still, critics speculated whether Jill and Derick broke these rules prior to marriage. The pregnant star insisted to Page Six that she and her husband remained absolutely chaste throughout their courtship.
"We prayed a lot, prepared and really didn't see any reason to have a long courtship and engagement," Duggar explained. "Once we knew we wanted to get married, we didn't want to put off the wedding for a long time and provide a stumbling block for ourselves; We purposed to save ourselves physically for each other within marriage (even our first kiss for our wedding day!), so we had a short engagement period."
Jill's advice to others "You may not wanna push the wedding date out too far, as those natural God-given desires with too much time between engagement and marriage can make it harder to remain pure," Duggar explained. "If you are financially ready, and things are in place (which should be at the time the question is popped), we believe an engagement should only be long enough to plan a wedding!"
"We knew that we weren’t going to prevent having children," Duggar, a midwife-in-training said. "So when we found out we were expecting within our first month of marriage we were thrilled!"
Will they have more children? Yes!
"I have loved having lots of brothers and sisters," Duggar said of having 18 other siblings. "Although Derick comes from a family with just one brother, both of us would love to have as many children as God will give us… We are also open to the possibility of adoption."