It turns out that Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth had a pretty big scare during her pregnancy when her sister Jana couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat. In Touch Weekly shared the details about what happened. Lucky for the fans, everyone knows that all turned out well and she had her son.
Jana Duggar is a doula, so she was helping Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth during her pregnancy. Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie were all there as well. They were trying to listen to the heartbeat of their sister’s baby when Jana had trouble finding it. This actually ended up taking a few minutes for them to find it, but finally, they did. Luckily, Joy-Anna and Austin’s baby was just fine.
When Jana Duggar was trying to find the heartbeat, she was using a fetal Doppler, a machine that helps you listen in to a baby’s heartbeat in utero. This is a great way that you can hear the baby’s heartbeat without having to go to the doctor all the time. Instead, you can stay at home and check it all the time. This can make a mom feel better, but it can also be really scary if you have trouble hearing the heartbeat like they did.
It turns out that Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth had a really good pregnancy. She said that she was very tired, but morning sickness was only something that happened if she didn’t eat. Joy was very lucky that she didn’t have to deal with that like a lot of her family members did. Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth has seen a lot of women go through pregnancies considering her mom has so many kids plus several of her siblings already have children.
Joy had wanted to do a home birth, but it didn’t work out. Instead, she ended up having to go to the hospital to have her baby boy. Her sister Jill Duggar had to as well when she had her son. Maybe in the future more of the Duggars will opt for hospital births. When Jinger Duggar Vuolo had her baby, she actually went to the hospital and had it planned that way ahead of time. She knew her sisters all had big babies and wanted to make sure her daughter didn’t end up being late and too big to have naturally.
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