Chrissy Teigen Praised For Helping To Lift The Stigma Of Miscarriage Following Her Devastating News
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend recently shared the devastating news of the loss of their baby in a heartbreaking series of Instagram posts.
For anyone that follows the celebrity couple, you would be familiar with Chrissy’s honest and raw style of relaying information and news. She shared her third pregnancy news with the world a few months ago and since then has been giving fans regular if not daily updates of how she’s going.
Chrissy’s Instagram stories of late have been of her on bed rest as she struggled with a few complications. Just a few days ago she was admitted to hospital to have a blood transfusion as her bleeding had continued throughout her pregnancy and wasn’t stopping.
Yesterday she shared the devastating news that the doctor’s efforts to stop the bleeding and save her baby had been unsuccessful. Chrissy then shared raw photos of her “deep pain” following the miscarriage – and it’s been met with an outpouring of grief and support from fans on social media.
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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.
“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,” Teigen wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Many women, most who have experienced a miscarriage themselves, are thanking Teigen for her honesty and helping to make the converstaion on grief and loss that much easier.
“Chrissy Teigen performed a profound service to other mothers by chronicling her loss with such rawness. Too often women who suffer stillbirths or miscarriages feel shame. No one wants to hear their stories. Their pain is invalidated. Thank you, Chrissy, for helping to change that,” said one follower on Twitter.
So often, families facing pregnancy or infant loss suffer in silence. There’s so much shame in not being able to successfully carry a pregnancy or in losing a baby.
Thank you Chrissy Teigen and John Legend for sharing your pain so that families facing this don’t feel so alone.
— Megan Pratz (@meganpratz) October 1, 2020
While some thought Chrissy’s grief should’ve remained private, the majority felt sharing it was the right thing to do.
“She is normalising what is kept secret by women who believe they’re somehow responsible for such a tragedy,” Scott said.
To those who think @chrissyteigen shouldn’t post about her miscarriage: she is normalizing what is kept in secret by women who believe they’re somehow responsible for such a tragedy. Thank you, Chrissy. My first of four was 32 years ago. It still hurts. #Miscarriageawareness
— Amanda Boswell Scott (@AmandaJLBos) October 1, 2020
“Times have changed for the better that we can now talk about this stuff openly,” said entertainment reporter Peter Ford. “I’m sure there are a lot of women of an older age and weren’t allowed to talk about it or grieve properly. It was never considered appropriate that you would give your lost child a name. By providing pictures like these, it really enables a discussion for us to know how to talk about it – because when this does happen, you never quite know what to say, so hopefully we all learn as we go.”
Our hearts go out to Chrissy and John as well as their two young children Miles and Luna who no doubt are feeling their own pain at this difficult time.