Chrissy Teigen announced that she and her husband John Legend lost their baby days after she was hospitalized with profuse bleeding.
The 34-year-old model shared the heartbreaking news with a long post and a series of pictures on social media on Wednesday night, saying his little boy "Jack" died after "so many complications".
Chrissy wrote in her post, “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain that you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. We have never been able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needs, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough.
The devastating post contained five black-and-white photos taken in the hospital of Chrissy crying on her bed and one of her and John cradling their son.
On Monday, Chrissy, who fathered daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two, through IVF with John, 41, announced she was in "serious bed rest" due to bleeding and said she was "about in the middle of her pregnancy ”is approximately 20-24 weeks. Stillbirth is when a baby is stillborn 24 weeks or later.
Tragic: Chrissy Teigen announced that she and her husband John Legend lost their baby days after she was hospitalized with profuse bleeding
In a heartbreaking addition to the post, Chrissy revealed that for some reason she and John had started naming their unborn boy "Jack" even though they hadn't named their other children until after they were born.
She continued, “We don't decide on the names of our babies until the last moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But for some reason we started calling that little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be 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 fraught with complications that we couldn't give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you …
“Thank you to everyone who sent us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and we really appreciate you. We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we have been able to experience. "
"We Are Shocked": The 34-year-old model also wrote a long caption explaining the tragedy and expressed her family's grief over the sudden loss
Heartbreaking: Chrissy shared a long caption describing her loss
Losing a baby in the past 24 weeks is more of a stillbirth than a miscarriage. If a baby dies before 24 full weeks, it is called a miscarriage or late fetal loss.
Shortly after Teigen shared the tragic news with her followers, she went on her Twitter page to further express her shock at the loss.
“Go home from hospital without a baby. How can that be real? “She wrote.
John also went to Twitter to share Chrissy's post as he wrote, "We love you Jack" alongside five black hearts.
The four photos uploaded to Chrissy's Instagram paint a heartbreaking scene. One of the pictures shows Chrissy crying and cradling Jack in her arms while John leans next to her.
"We love you Jack": John also went to Twitter to share Chrissy's post while writing, "We love you Jack" alongside five black hearts
Forever Jack: "We only decide on the names of our babies at the last moment after their birth, just before we leave the hospital." But for some reason we started calling that little guy in my stomach, Jack, ”Teigen said
WHAT IS A STILLBIRTH?
Stillbirth occurs when a baby is stillborn after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
If a baby dies before the 24th week of pregnancy, it is called a miscarriage.
Not all stillbirths can be prevented. However, not smoking or drinking, sleeping on your back, and attending all prenatal appointments can reduce your risk.
What are the signs
Signs may be that the baby is not moving as much as normal.
Pregnant women should contact their doctor immediately if they notice a difference in their baby's movement.
What are the causes?
Stillbirths don't always have an obvious cause, but they can occur due to complications with the placenta or a birth defect.
They're also more common when women have high blood pressure, diabetes, or an infection that affects the baby, such as the flu.
Stillbirths are more common when women have twins or multiple pregnancies, are overweight, smoke, are over 35 years old, or already have a disease such as epilepsy.
What happens after a stillbirth?
When a baby dies, women can wait for their contractions to start naturally, or it can be induced if their health is at risk.
Grief support groups are available to parents who have suffered stillbirths.
Some find it helpful to name their baby or take photos with them.
Source: NHS selection
Another showed Chrissy sobbing as she put her hands in front of her face and sat on the edge of her hospital bed in nothing but a blanket and hood.
The couple announced in the music video for John's new single Wild in August that they were expecting their third child together.
She was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday evening after bleeding for a month from a weak placenta and has been in the hospital ever since.
On Monday, she posted an Instagram post to inform fans of her condition, revealing that she had received two blood transfusions and saying, "Baby and I am perfectly fine."
Grief: "But every day can't be full of sunshine. On this darkest day we will mourn, we will scream our eyes out. But we will hug harder and love and get through," Chrissy concluded
Disbelief: Shortly after Chrissy posted her undeniably sad messages on Instagram, she went to her Twitter page to further express her shock
& # 39; Hello from the hospital. right before my second blood transfusion, which sounds really, really, really more dramatic than it is, ”she said.
“It's an infusion, but instead of fluids, it's human blood out there. Baby and I'm just fine, we just miss the little things like running … cooking … playing with the other bums. & # 39;
Teigen had already been on strict bed rest earlier this month, but said she was hospitalized after her bleeding worsened.
“I'm about halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been flowing for about a month, maybe a little less than a month. We're talking about more than your period girls, it's definitely not realizing. Lots of people see it, but it's usually fine. Mine was a lot, ”she added.
Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday evening after bleeding for a month
What is a blood transfusion?
The NHS writes, “A blood transfusion is when you receive blood from someone else (a donor). It is a very safe procedure that can be life saving.
“A blood transfusion may be needed if you are deficient in red blood cells.
“This may be because your body is not making enough red blood cells or you have lost blood.
“For example, you may need a blood transfusion if you have one
'A condition that affects the way your red blood cells work – like sickle cell disease or thalassemia
"A type of cancer or cancer treatment that can affect blood cells – including leukemia, chemotherapy, or a stem cell transplant
severe bleeding – usually from surgery, childbirth, or a serious accident
"A blood transfusion can replace lost blood or just replace the fluid or cells in the blood (e.g. red blood cells, plasma or cells called platelets)."
"Every time I go to the bathroom it's blood, and honestly, if I'm just lying there, it's blood."
Despite the fear, she assured her fans that she and her baby were fine, saying her son was "healthy and getting stronger than Luna or Miles".
“He's moving so much, so much earlier than ever before. I'm so excited for him, he's the toughest little guy. He's the toughest coolest guy in the best house. & # 39;
“So his house is like a breakup. It didn't have a good foundation at first, he didn't have the best chance from the start, so now we're just trying to make sure he's got plenty of fluids and I get as much rest as possible. & # 39;
Teigen and Legend married in 2013.
After Chrissy announced the news, some of The couple's closest friends, including Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, expressed their condolences in the comment section.
"We're always here to help and love you so much," wrote Kim, 39, who shares four children of her own with husband Kanye West, 43.
Gabrielle, 47, made sure Chrissy and John knew that their family would be there for them during this difficult time. “We love you so much and we will be there for whatever you need. Always, ”she commented.
Paris Hilton, who recently spoke about her own pregnancy plans, said her heart is breaking for (Chrissy) and John. & # 39; I'm sorry for your loss. I send so much love to you and your family. I love you beautifully, ”wrote the 39-year-old heiress.
Hailey Bieber expressed his condolences to John and Chrissy's unfortunate situation on Chrissy's Instagram comment section. The 23 year old model, who is married to Justin Bieber, wrote: "I'm so sorry. I think of you and John, pray for you and send you so much love during this time."
Channing Tatum let the couple know he was "sending so much love to her" while Jersey Shore star Snooki informed Chrissy that she was "praying for (her) and (her) beautiful family".
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was just becoming a dad to seven-year-old husband Justin Mikita, 35, said he wished he could "take (Chrissy's) heartache away".
John and Chrissy have been open about their journey with IVF and in the past her fertility is fighting. It took several rounds of IVF before she became pregnant with their daughter Luna, who was born in 2016.
She told The Cut in 2018 that it was "devastating" when her first round of IVF didn't work, and she admitted to blaming herself. "They're just looking for guilty parties, especially themselves," she said. “I think hearing stories is just very important. They realize that there is no right way to do this or respond correctly.
& # 39; I don't know. There is no right way to do IVF. You just have to keep hoping it will happen. It is easy for some and not for others. And that's okay. "
Support: After Chrissy announced the news, some of the couple's closest friends, including Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, expressed their condolences in the comment section
Take the Pain Away: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who just became a dad to seven-year-old husband Justin Mikita, 35, said he wished he could take (Chrissy's) heartache away.
In 2015, before having children, Chrissy revealed details of her fertility journey when she appeared on the ABC show FABLife to reveal that she and John had tried conceiving for years. She said, “I'll honestly say John and I had problems. We would have had kids five or six years ago if it had happened. & # 39;
She continued, “But my goodness, it was a process. We have seen fertility doctors and when you open up to other people about these things you learn that many other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it. & # 39;
She also said it was painful when people asked her when she and John would be starting a family. "It's kind of crazy because I can't imagine being so curious:" So when are the kids coming? "Because who knows what someone's going through," she said.
"So whenever someone asks if I'm going to have kids, I just think," One day you're going to ask this to the wrong girl who is really having problems and it is going to really hurt them, and I hate that. Stop asking me & # 39;
For help and assistance with related issues, see The International Stillbirth Alliance at www.stillbirthalliance.org or stillbirth, premature birth, and miscarriage charity Tommy at www.tommys.org
Her loved ones: Chrissy is pictured with her four year old daughter Luna and her two year old son Miles
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