"To our Jack - We will always love you."
In absolutely heartbreaking news, Chrissy Teigen has suffered a miscarriage losing her third child with husband John Legend.
Chrissy had been in hospital for a few nights due to complications with the pregnancy, and despite all their best efforts, Drs couldn’t stop the bleeding, resulting in the loss of her child, whom they had named Jack.
Teigen, who is always honest with her followers, shared the raw and traumatic loss on her socials.
"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.
Our thoughts are with the Legend family as they navigate through this difficult time.
1 in 4 pregnancies result in loss. This doesn’t just refer to miscarriage, but also to second and third trimester losses known as stillbirths.
Remember that there are plenty of support services available to women and their partners who have experienced miscarriage. Many find counselling and support services very helpful for recovery and can encourage the relationship between you and your partner to strengthen.
Your hospital can provide you with a list of available support services that include:
SANDS – 1300 072 637 – is an independent organisation that provides support for newborn death, stillbirth and miscarriage.
Pregnancy Birth and Baby – 1800 882 436 – Call for trusted advice and emotional support anytime 7 days a week.
Bears of Hope – 1300 11 HOPE –Provides grief support and care for families who experience the loss of their baby.