No birth control
We mentioned earlier that Michelle and Jim Bob don’t believe in birth control. Well, it’s not that they don’t think birth control works, but it works in ways that are against their religious beliefs. According to them and whatever whacky source they get their info from, birth control causes miscarriages.
However, there might have been a good reason for believing such a thing. In the beginning, the couple only planned on having a couple of kids, and Michelle was on the pill. But something in her body might’ve reacted negatively to the pills, and instead of blocking pregnancies, it terminated them midway through.