‘Counting On’: Is Jessa Duggar Pregnant or Is She Just Trolling Fans?

Another day, another Duggar family pregnancy rumor. The Duggar family burst onto the reality TV scene, thanks to Michelle Duggar’s above-average fertility. Now, her kids are carrying on the tradition. In the last 12 months, the family has welcomed six new children, and family followers think a few more might be on the way. In recent weeks, followers have started to speculate that Jessa Duggar is pregnant. Is she expecting, or is she trolling her followers with Instagram posts that seem to hint at a potential pregnancy?

How many children do Jessa and Ben have?

In 2014, Jessa married Ben Seewald, and the couple didn’t waste any time starting a family. By the time their first wedding anniversary rolled around, they were soon-to-be parents. In fact, their first son, Spurgeon Elliot Seewald, was born just four days after their first anniversary.

Nine months after Spurgeon’s birth, Jessa and Ben announced that they were expecting again. Their second son, Henry Wilberforce Seewald, was born on Feb. 6, 2017. In May 2019, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Ivy Jane Seewald. Ivy’s birth was the first in a series of Duggar granddaughters born into the family in 2019.

Family followers think Jessa Duggar could be expecting twins

Rumors of a possible Duggar pregnancy is nothing new, but this time, family critics think they have a lot of proof that a pregnancy announcement is forthcoming from Jessa. Critics have pointed to a series of Instagram posts and videos as proof that the mother of three is expecting, and this time, they think it could be twins.

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Family followers have noticed that Jessa has been actively avoiding showing herself from the waist down for the last few months. She’s seemingly changed her filming angles, and even her snapshots are from the chest up. Jessa also recently posted a series of photos of her three children, all wearing matching shirts. Reddit users seem confident that the photoshoot could be for a pregnancy announcement. The bee theme makes the photoshoot even more suspect.

Is Jessa Duggar hinting at a pregnancy, or is she trolling her followers?

So, is Jessa currently expecting, or is she purposefully feeding the speculation without being pregnant? At this point, it could go either way. Jessa, however, seems to enjoy trolling followers and using pregnancy speculation to continue growing her following. It seems entirely plausible that Jessa is putting up content to make followers think she is pregnant.

She wouldn’t be the first Duggar to do it, either. Jill Duggar had fans questioning whether she was pregnant a few months back, thanks to one of her Instagram posts. In the snapshot, Jill’s youngest son, Samuel Dillard, was wearing a tee-shirt that said “Big Brother” across it. Samuel is the baby of the family, and followers felt like Jill was making an announcement. She came back later to claim Sam had just picked out his clothes that day and that she hadn’t noticed the hand-me-down shirt he was wearing.