Jim Bob Duggar has an older sister, Deanna, who occasionally appears on the show.
Michelle gave birth 17 times (twice with twins) over a period of 21 and a half years, approximately one birth every 15 months on average. They only watch programs they consider to be wholesome family television and various historical events. They adhere to certain standards of modesty in clothing in accordance with their religious beliefs.
Shorts and tank tops are prohibited, and the women do not wear skirts that go above the knee.
The Duggars initially chose to wait before having children and used birth control pills in the early years of their marriage. They resumed using oral contraceptives after his birth but conceived again despite this precaution. She has mentioned that they named that child Caleb, despite not knowing the baby's gender.
After consulting a doctor, the Duggars learned that birth control can in some cases allow conception but cause miscarriage.
According to Michelle Duggar, such standards are mandated by scripture.