Jill (Duggar) Dillard is currently overseas as part of an extended mission trip, but that hasn’t stopped from her fulfilling her other career goals. The “19 Kids and Counting” star’s husband, Derick Dillard, announced in a blog post Thursday that Jill, 24, has made a big move in her career as a midwife.
“19 Kids and Counting” viewers will remember Jill Dillard trained as a student midwife on several episodes of the now-canceled TLC show. She even helped her sister-in-law, Anna Duggar, deliver some of her children. Now, it appears she’s taking the next step in her midwifery training.
“Jill has been doubling up in the study department, as she has also been studying for her upcoming midwifery test to be become a certified professional midwife!” Derick wrote in the blog post “Dillard Family Update September.” “I am so proud of all the hard work she has put in over the years to prepare to be a midwife.”
Watch Jill Dillard talk about her midwifery training in a scene from "19 Kids and Counting" below:
Jill Dillard has been doing a lot of studying as of late. As part of their mission trip plans in Central America, she and her husband are both attending language school in the hopes of becoming fluent in Spanish.
Despite having a lot on their plates school-wise, the Dillards also recently had to move house. While visiting Arkansas to fulfill a church obligation and attend Amy Duggar’s wedding, the couple also and to fit in time to relocate their belongings out of their Rogers, Arkansas, mansion. Viewers will remember Jill Dillard’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, temporarily gifted the newlyweds the home after their June 2014 wedding.
“As part of our process to move down to Central America, we recently finished moving the last of our stuff out of our house in Rogers,” Derick Dillard wrote. “I can say from first hand experience, that the saying 'many hands make light work' is very true. My brothers and sisters-in-law made it possible for Jill and I to move our stuff in the matter of a couple days. We have also gotten to spend some good quality time with my mom and brother.”