Joy-Anna Duggar revealed the exciting news that she’s pregnant again! She and her husband Austin Forsyth shared a pregnancy announcement on Wednesday, as reported by TV Shows Ace. In addition to the baby on the way, the couple has a two-year-old son named Gideon. They received a lot of well wishes from their followers on social media. While Joy’s followers are really happy for the couple, they do have some concerns about this pregnancy.
Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth recently lost a pregnancy
In the summer of 2019, Joy revealed that she had suffered a loss at 20 weeks gestation. She and Austin had gone to find out their baby’s gender, but the doctor couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat. They named the lost baby Annabell Elise. This was a hard loss for Joy and the entire Duggar family. At the time, fans of the family offered prayers and encouragement to Joy and Austin. After that, the couple revealed that they were taking some time to heal from the loss before trying again.
In a recent YouTube video, Joy mentioned that they want to have more kids. But, she pointed out that it has been a hard eight months since they lost Annabell. Based on her comments in the video, fans assumed that she was still healing from her loss. They had no idea she was already pregnant when they filmed the video.
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Today marks one week since we heard these words… . “So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.” . We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl. Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Sam 12:23). We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again. We named her Annabell Elise. Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies”. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus. Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well. . “All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well, For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.” -Fanny Crosby
Joy-Anna had complications at the beginning of this pregnancy
When Joy revealed that she’s expecting again, she shared a YouTube video about the pregnancy so far. This was filled with lots of happy moments. She shared a clip of herself and Austin sharing the news with Joy’s family. And, they also included a clip of the gender reveal where they found out that the baby is a girl.
As TV Shows Ace reported, not everything in the video was positive. She revealed that there was a chance that the pregnancy was actually a molar pregnancy. Now, Joy is far enough along to know that everything is fine. But, it definitely gave the couple a scare, especially after their previous loss.
Duggar fans are concerned about this pregnancy
With the previous loss and the early complications, Duggar fans have reasons to be concerned about Joy’s pregnancy. As Joy mentioned in her YouTube video, she was having trouble getting excited about the pregnancy because she had some fears. It seems the family is confident that this baby will make it. But, fans are concerned.
On Reddit, Duggar fans and critics discussed Joy’s pregnancy announcement. Some of them are happy for her, some trolled her, and others are expressing concern over her pregnancy. One said, “I hope to hell and back she does the right thing and seeks a REAL medical professional.” Someone else said, “Hopefully she gets prenatal care this time.”
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Yes… it’s true! @austin4site and I are PREGNANT again!😍👶🏼💝 . Ahhh!!!🥰👏🏼 It’s been quite the crazy journey these last few months, but we are so thankful that mom and baby are healthy! . We will give a more detailed update soon, but for now, go to our YouTube channel to find out the GENDER and to watch this journey we’ve been on!💙💖 . Link in bio!!
A couple of fans pointed out that Joy seemed to have taken some precautions. One said, “She’s seen a dr for hcg and genetic testing so it seems like she is.” Based on what Joy has shared in her video, it seems that she is going to the doctor and getting the checkups she needs. Fans are hopeful that everything goes smoothly this time around.
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