Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth posted a new selfie on Instagram over the weekend, giving fans another opportunity to question just how far along she really is in her pregnancy. The latest pic has fans wondering if it is safe for her to fly, and it’s all because many are sure she is farther along than she claims.
In the photo, Duggar and Forsyth smile for the camera as they fly in a small, private plane. Forsyth has his pilot’s license and flew himself, his wife, and his dad to Mississippi for a wedding.
According to In Touch Weekly, fans flooded the comments section with questions about Duggar’s decision to get on a plane. It’s hard to believe the 20-year-old would do anything to put her baby in danger, but that didn’t keep people from mommy-shaming the reality star.
Mommyish reports that one commenter posted that Duggar shouldn’t be flying so late in her pregnancy. While, on the other end of the spectrum, another wrote that she didn’t look pregnant – implying that she had already given birth.
We are so thankful for the men and women who have served to defend our freedom! Grateful we got to spend the day with my grandfather who is a Army veteran. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12) "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ~Ronald Reagan
So, which one is it? Is she so big she shouldn’t be flying or is she not pregnant at all anymore? Fans seem quite confused and obsessed with how far along she is.
When it comes to the topic of safety, Baby Center says that expectant mothers can fly during the first, second, and third trimesters until the final month. Doctors usually advise against flying close to a due date because of the risk of going into labor while traveling.
If Duggar did get pregnant on her wedding night – or on her honeymoon – as she claims, then she would be around seven months pregnant, making it perfectly safe for her to fly.
But many are convinced that Duggar and Forsyth had a shotgun wedding in May because they had premarital sex and got pregnant before they got married. Per Cafe Mom, just fourteen weeks after they tied the knot, Duggar announced she was expecting her first child, and the baby bump in the photo was bigger than many thought it should be, leading to speculation that she was much farther along than she claimed.
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth have not officially announced a due date, but she is most likely set to give birth in February, which is exactly nine months after she walked down the aisle.