The Hills Star Whitney Port Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage Two Weeks Ago
Reality TV star Whitney Port made a very personal revelation recently after sharing with her fans that she suffered a miscarriage just two weeks ago.
The Hills: New Beginnings cast member posted a message on her Instagram which read: “The amount of various emotions I felt in the past couple weeks have been extreme…from shock to sadness to relief, which then led to guilt for feeling that relief.”
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This is really hard for me to write. Two weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. The amount of various emotions I felt in the past couple weeks have been extreme…from shock to sadness to relief, which then led to guilt for feeling that relief. My identity has been shaken in regards to who as a mom and human being. I’m currently in the process of learning to accept that my feelings are valid no matter what they are. Whether or not people feel the same way as me or not. They are my personal emotions that are the result from my own journey. The video above is a glimpse into the story and coming to terms with how I feel. I welcome anyone to share their stories or feelings. I want my platform to be an open place where we can share difficult conversations. To see more of this video click the link in my bio. and to hear the full conversation visit my podcast #WITHWHIT
The mum says she found out she was pregnant while on a work trip to NY and was embarrassed to say she felt quite scared about it.
“I felt extremely ashamed and guilty that I felt this way,” Whitney said. “And so, these layers of shame and guilt make it so hard to talk about.”
“What’s weird is that I was having massive pregnancy symptoms for the first six weeks, I was really nauseous and really exhausted,” the MTV star said. “And all of the sudden they kind of just stopped, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, maybe the second pregnancy is gonna be amazing and I’m not gonna feel all this crap that I felt.’ And I was really thinking glass half full at that moment.”
It was two weeks ago when Whitney says she knew her body felt different. She remembers telling her husband that she no longer felt pregnant. That something was wrong. “I feel like I’m not pregnant.” Whitney added that she felt like she didn’t have “any symptoms anymore.”
“And then the next day, I woke up and I saw blood on my underpants,” Whitney said. “So, when I was pregnant with Sonny, I had the same thing happen at the same exact time. I called my doctor and he said spotting is completely normal and it can be the period of implantation or just your body getting rid of old blood, so it can be a normal thing.”
The next day, Whitney woke up to find more blood and went to get an ultrasound.
“We went to go get an ultrasound and my doctor said things didn’t look good but that it was still kind of too early to tell,” Whitney explained. “And he said to wait it out. It felt so horrible to be in this limbo position.”
“We ended up going back to the emergency room for a second time because the bleeding got worse,” Whitney says. “And we got confirmation that my blood level was at a 3,000 and at the point I was in my pregnancy it’s supposed to be at about 10 to 20,000, and we found out that there was no heartbeat and there should’ve been a heartbeat at that point.”
“So, we got confirmation while we were in Vermont that this was not a viable pregnancy,” Whitney confirmed.
“I can’t say I feel relieved,” Whitney shared. “I feel sad because the whole thing is just traumatic, it’s traumatic to think about your body going through this and something being in you that could have been someone like a Sonny or something. I feel sad but, I do also feel happy that my body is still my own right now and that this isn’t an extra thing we didn’t plan for.”
Miscarriage is never an easy thing to go through and it’s especially difficult to talk about so soon after it happens. We wish Whitney all the best during this time of healing.