In the opening episode of Counting On‘s ninth season, Lauren Duggar revealed that she suffered a miscarriage sometime in the fall of 2018. The Duggar family has rallied around the reality star since the admission, including Jessa Duggar, who addressed Lauren’s miscarriage in an Instagram shared Thursday. Not only is the message supportive, but it reveals a heartbreaking detail bonding the two together.
For the past few years, Counting On has been chock full of happy events — from countless weddings (five in total, wow) to a handful of births, there has been a lot to celebrate in the Duggar family as of late. But in the Counting On premiere on Feb. 11, Lauren revealed through tears that she suffered a miscarriage shortly after her wedding to Josiah Duggar in June 2018.
“I wasn’t feeling well. I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don’t,” she shared about the moment in October that she had miscarried, according to People. “I was thinking maybe I had something that had gluten in it. It was late at night and I went to use the restroom and there was the baby. Gone. I couldn’t believe it and I was hoping it wasn’t true.”
The timing of Lauren’s miscarriage coincided with Jessa’s pregnancy, which she announced in January. Sadly enough, Jessa revealed in her Instagram post that she and Lauren shared the exact same due date.
Jessa, who shared the information alongside a photo of her bump, wrote: “As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart.”
She added: “My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through…