It’s definitely not the norm to have babies anywhere besides the home when it comes to Duggar family birthing plans, so when the first photos of Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth surfaced after welcoming Gideon Martyn Forsyth in the hospital, fans immediately speculated that something had gone wrong.
The buzz started when Joy-Anna’s cousin Amy Duggar shared a photo of her in a hospital bed on Instagram. Although it was quickly deleted, followers of the family took their comments to an Instagram fan account who managed to snag the photo.
“So something must have happened for her to deliver at the hospital because in a video she talked about a birthing pool,” one fan wrote. Another said, “When you deliver a 10 [pound] baby a lot of plans change. Especially for a first-time momma.”
In the TLC video fans referenced in the comments section, Joy-Anna and Austin talked about their specific birthing plan ahead of welcoming baby Gideon. The new mommy said, “We got the birth pool set up. We got our house somewhat cleaned out and trying to finish a lot of the bigger projects before the baby arrives. I think now we just need to fill up the pool and hopefully set up some beds in the guest bedroom and we’ll be good to go.”
While Joy-Anna has yet to address the rumors that there was an emergency during her delivery, it’s important to note that the only other times her family members have had their children at a hospital was because something went wrong or they needed special medical attention.
Jill Duggar delivered her children at a hospital — in both cases she needed a C-section after trying to do a home delivery. Jessa Duggar also ended up in the hospital when she started heavily bleeding during the delivery of her first son, Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. Even though both of the sisters have shared their stories, it’s unclear if Joy-Anna will delve into the details as to why she was in the hospital rather than in the comfort of her own home.