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Chrissy Teigen’s heartbreaking post reminds us why it’s important to open up about miscarriage

UNITED STATES – Since sharing, Chrissy has received an outpouring of support, with many commending her bravery and sharing their stories of loss.
Ever since sharing the news of her “quarantine surprise” pregnancy, Chrissy Teigen had been keeping her followers posted about her condition in her usual humorous manner, making her recent update even more heartbreaking.

Posting a series of black and white images showing herself teary-eyed as she prepares for surgery and another of her and John holding their son, Chrissy shared that the family was “shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about”.

“On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,” she wrote in the post announcing the miscarriage of their third child, a son they named, Jack.

This past Sunday, despite being on strict bedrest Tiegen posted that the bleeding she had been experiencing for nearly a month had worsened and she was being admitted to hospital.

Despite further treatment, including blood transfusions, Chrissy miscarried.

‘You just made so many women feel seen’

“To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you”.

“I am so astonished and in complete awe of your bravery. You just made so many women feel seen by sharing this intimate grief,” actress Melissa Fumero told Chrissy in response to her emotional announcement.

‘Women don’t share their losses’

In recent years, Parent24 has received letters from moms who also experienced the tragic loss of miscarriage.

One reader shared that it’s so important that miscarriage is spoken about because it’s something many women experience.

It’s true – women don’t share their losses. Instead, they suffer in silence. Nobody knows what to say to you when you’ve experienced a miscarriage.…

She posted:  – chrissyteigen

We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.

We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us.  Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.

To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive.  We will always love you.

Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.  We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you.

We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.  But everyday can’t be full of sunshine.  On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.

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