KAREN and Deon Derrico are the stars of TLC’s Doubling Down with the Derricos.
On the episode that aired Tuesday August 4, 2021, Karen updated fans about her pregnancy.
What happened to Karen Derrico from Doubling Down with the Derricos?
The mother of 14 revealed that in late 2020, she suffered a miscarriage.
“Even though we aren’t strangers to miscarriages, it’s still a tough heartbreak to endure! Our hearts are broken and pieces of it go out to others that have endured this pain,” Karen and her husband Deon told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
“However, we must continue to thank God for our children and many other blessings that we have, and in addition we stay prayed up!” the couple added.
The news comes after Karen had previously told viewers that she would be going to the doctors to find the “answers” about her pregnancy.
“It seems like this pregnancy, it’s just been a real stressor for me,” Karen said.
“One minute I am fine, the next they don’t see a heartbeat. The next it’s like, ‘It’s too early.’ “
This is Karen’s third miscarriage.
How many children do Karen and Deon Derrico have?
Karen and Deon are the parents to 14 children.
Their children include,
- Darian, 15
- Derrick, 10
- Twins Dallas and Denver, 9
- Quintuplets, Deonee, Daician, Daiten, Deniko and Dariz, 7
- Twins Diez and Dior, 4
- Triplets Dawsyn, De’Aren and Dyver, 18 months
The couple started having children when Karen was 26 years old.
What has Karen Derrico said about breastfeeding?
Karen opened up to PEOPLE back in May 2021 about her views on breastfeeding.
“It is so important for me to talk about it. It’s funny because I started this journey, like I said, not knowing if we’d be able to have children. And I remember one of my prayers was, ‘God, oh, if you just bless me to give birth, I’m going to do everything right like a mom is supposed to do.’ And breastfeeding was No. 1,” Karen said.
“I didn’t have no one that I could model behind within my family to say, ‘Hey, how was it like breastfeeding?’ It was something that I just naturally wanted to do. And I thank God that it happened naturally for me,” she continued.
Karen had revealed that she wasn’t sure if her and Deon would be able to have children but after being a mom of 14, she continues to advocate the importance of breastfeeding in hopes to remove the sexualized stigma surrounding it.
“I just want to remove that stigma of sexualizing it and making it where it’s uncomfortable. This is something naturally that God made our body be able to produce,” Karen said.
Karen revealed that she has breastfed all 14 of her children, including baby Dawsyn who had open-heart surgery.
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