‘She’s really amazing and so nice’: Chrissy Teigen says Meghan Markle reached out to her after tragically losing her son Jack mid-pregnancy
- For support and information for those affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or molar pregnancy, call 01924 200799 or visit miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Chrissy Teigen has said Meghan Markle reached out to her after tragically losing her baby son Jack halfway through her pregnancy.
The model, 35, and husband John Legend, 42, who are the parents of Luna, five, and Miles, two, lost their son Jack last September when he was stillborn.
Meghan, who is currently expecting her second baby – a girl – with Prince Harry, tragically suffered her own miscarriage this summer.
Reach out: Chrissy Teigen has said Meghan Markle reached out to her after tragically losing her baby boy Jack mid-pregnancy
Chrissy praised the Duchess of Sussex for being “ wonderful and so kind ” by contacting her during the difficult time with a touching letter.
The model said on the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: ‘SHe’s been so nice to me since we got in touch … she’d written to me about baby Jack and loss, but yeah.
“She’s really amazing and so nice, and just as nice as everyone says she is.”
Chrissy and John shared the story of their son’s loss to a partial placenta abruption last year in heartbreaking detail, and their candor has been widely praised for helping women discuss the often taboo issue of baby loss .
Tragic: Meghan, who is currently expecting her second baby – a girl – with Prince Harry, tragically suffered her own miscarriage over the summer (pictured in 2020)
Heartbreaking: The model, 35, and husband John Legend, 42, who are the parents of Luna, five, and Miles, two, lost their son Jack last September when he was born dead (pictured with Jack in September)
In November, Meghan revealed that she had miscarried over the summer and described the “ excruciating grief ” caused by her and Prince Harry in an article written for the New York Times.
In her original post, Chrissy wrote on Instagram: ‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before …
“We’ve never been 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 the names of our babies until the last possible moment after they are born, just before we leave the hospital. But for some reason we had started calling this little boy in my stomach Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack has 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 moments of your life were so complicated that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. ‘
She added: “We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the wonderful things we have been able to experience. But every day cannot be full of sunshine. On this darkest day we will mourn, we will cry our eyes. But we’ll hug and love each other harder and get through it. ‘
The author of the Cravings cookbook had previously been put on bed rest before being hospitalized for excessive bleeding from her placenta.
She explained on her Instagram story, ‘It’s always been the bad part of my pregnancies with Luna. With Miles, it just stopped feeding him. It didn’t take care of him anymore.
‘I was stealing all of his food because I was getting huge, but he wasn’t getting big at all, so he had to go out early and Luna had to go out early. I was induced both times. ‘
For support and information for those affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or molar pregnancy, call 01924 200799 or visit miscarriageassociation.org.uk
WHAT IS A STILL BIRTH?
Stillbirth occurs when a baby is stillborn after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
If a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, it is known as miscarriage.
Not all stillbirths can be prevented, but not smoking or drinking, not sleeping on your back, and attending all prenatal appointments can reduce the risk.
What are the signs?
Signs may be that the baby is not moving as much as usual.
Pregnant women should contact their doctor immediately if they notice a difference in their baby’s movement.
What are the causes?
Still births do not always have an obvious cause, but can occur as a result of complications with the placenta or a birth defect.
They are also more common if women have high blood pressure, diabetes or an infection that affects the baby, such as the flu.
Still births are more common when women have twins or multiple pregnancies, are overweight, smoke, are over 35, or have a pre-existing condition such as epilepsy.
What Happens After a Stillbirth?
If a baby has died, women can wait for their labor to start naturally or they can be induced if their health is at risk.
Grief counseling support groups are available for parents who have had a stillborn child.
Some find it helpful to name or take pictures with their baby.
Source: NHS choices