By Shaunna Murphy
Updated December 08, 2011 at 10:46 PM EST

Reality star and mom-of-19 Michelle Duggar has suffered a miscarriage. EW has confirmed that the star of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting was at a routine physical to find out her 20th baby’s gender when she learned that she had miscarried. “Earlier today at a routine doctor’s appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby,” said Duggar’s husband, Jim Bob, in a statement. “Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

The 45-year-oldignited a fair amount of controversy when she announced her pregnancy last month, as she has experienced complications before. Baby no. 19, Josie, was born premature and spent four months in neonatal intensive care early in 2010.