Chrissy Teigen delivered a stillborn baby boy, after the model suffered a miscarriage and her baby died in utero.
Teigen was hospitalized over the weekend due to heavy bleeding. The 34-year-old model and social media influencer announced the devastating news as she shared a B&W photo of herself sitting on her hospital bed crying.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” she wrote in the caption. “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 added that while she and husband John Legend, who are also parents to 4-year-old Luna and two-year-old Miles, don’t usually choose their children’s names until “just before we leave the hospital”, they had called their unborn son Jack.
“Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever,” she wrote, before sharing a personal message to Jack.
“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,” she wrote.
Teigen also shared a B&W photo of a doctor administering an epidural injection in preparation to induce labor. In another touching photo, she and Legend are seen mourning their stillborn son.
Teigen was rushed to the hospital after experiencing excessive uterine bleeding on Sunday. She received a double blood transfusion due to heavy blood loss.
Teigen, who was in her second trimester of pregnancy, tweeted that she had a “really scary” experience. She said she passed a “huge clot” and “the scramble to hear the [baby’s] heartbeat seemed like hours.”
Later, Teigen tweeted the fetus was okay. “Basically he’s the strongest, coolest dude in the s——-t house. His house is just falling apart,” she said of her unborn baby. “It didn’t have a good foundation to begin with, though. He didn’t have the strongest chance at the very, very beginning.”
Teigen had been on mandatory bedrest for weeks after periodic spotting and bleeding. Doctors usually prescribe the female hormone Progesterone to women with a history of bleeding to prevent a miscarriage.
But Progesterone can be both a blessing and a curse to pregnant women, as the hormone can cause excessive uterine bleeding that leads to a spontaneous abortion.
Thanking her fans for their “positive energy, thoughts and prayers”, Teigen wrote:
“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 every day 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.”
Teigen later tweeted: “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real.”
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