Joy-Anna Duggar Suffers Miscarriage 5 Months Into Her Pregnancy

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Jul. 5 2019, Updated 9:14 p.m. ET

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Joy-Anna Duggar revealed on Wednesday, July 3, that she suffered a miscarriage five months into her pregnancy with her second child. The Counting On star shared the devastating news on Instagram along with a heartbreaking photo of her with husband Austin.

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"Today marks one week since we heard these words…," Joy-Anna, 21, wrote on Instagram. “So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.”

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"We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal," she continued before adding "It was a baby girl."

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"Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time," Joy-Anna wrote. "Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord."

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Joy-Anna then explained why she and Austin, 25, named their daughter 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."

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"We love y’all so much and we grieve with you over this loss," Joy-Anna's sister Jessa wrote in the comments. "I love the name you chose and the meaning behind it. Annabell Elise will forever be in our hearts."

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Joy-Anna asked fans to "Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well."

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Joy-Anna and Austin revealed they were pregnant with baby number two on May 1, 2019. The Counting On stars are already parents to their 1-year-old son Gideon.


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