Pregnant Before Marriage? Doctors Weigh In on Joy-Anna Duggar's Date of Conception

The '19 Kids and Counting' star, who tied the knot with Austin Forsyth on May 26, 'looks about 24-26 weeks pregnant,' a doctor says.

AceShowbiz - Joy-Anna Duggar announced her pregnancy three months after she tied the knot with Austin Forsyth. The fact that they moved up their wedding date several months from October 28 to May 26 only sparked a speculation that it was a shotgun wedding.

Raising the suspicion are pictures of Joy-Anna's baby bump that she has shared online. "Can't wait to meet our baby!! I got to feel it kick for the first time a few days ago!!!" she posted a few days ago, adding, "Soooooo amazing!!! It's already about the size of a bell pepper and weighs around half a pound!!!"

Some followers took to the comment section to point out that Joy-Anna's belly looked bigger than it was supposed to be. "There's no way she is 18 [weeks]... the baby isn't that big for her to be showing taht much. Unless she's having multiple than there's something," one wrote.

Another commented, "i was due in feb this year so i was about the same amout of weeks as she is right now and i wasnt even that big like the announcement picture so who knows if they are lying. It was weird thry changed the wedding day so quickly lol."

"She looks dang close to delivery," one wrote. "There is something amiss about her date of conception." Another criticized her, "Sex before marriage is forbidden by God but you certainly had no problem with that now did you? #Hypocrites."

Dr. Sean Henry, who has not treated Joy-Anna, has weighed in on how far along the "19 Kids and Counting" star with her pregnancy. While he notes that "people start feeling fetal movement between 19-21 weeks," Dr. Sean tells Radar Online, "She looks bigger than 20 weeks." The doctor who runs Dr. Sean's Women's Health Podcast says, "She looks about 24-26 weeks pregnant."

Another doctor who has not treated the reality TV star, Dr. Stuart Fischer, adds that Joy-Anna looks "four to five months pregnant" based on the photos.

Austin and I are SO thankful to announce that we are parents!! Even before we were married we prayed that God would give us children and we are so blessed that he has given us this baby! Jesus is the giver of Life! The baby has arms, legs, fingers, and toes. It has a beating heart and brain waves. The baby responds to touch and is already right- or left-handed. The baby has its own unique fingerprints, which are different from anyone else's. All organ systems are in place! Psalm 139:13-16 "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." This passage indicates that God Himself formed our physical features and that He did so with a wonderful plan for our lives. God knew us in the womb. #babyforsyth #alreadyinlovewithmybaby #blessedbeyondmeasure #Jesusanswersprayers

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The Duggars are known for forbidding just about any form of pre-marital physical contact, so should the speculation that she got pregnant out of wedlock be true, she must have broken the family's unwritten rules.

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