Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal heartbreaking news that they have lost their baby after two blood transfusions and planned to call him Jack: ‘We will always love you’
- Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday revealed that she and husband John Legend have lost their baby
- The model, 34, took to Instagram to announce the heartbreaking death of their son, ‘Jack’
- She revealed that doctors ‘were never able to stop the bleeding’ despite ‘bags and bags of blood transfusions’
- Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday night after enduring a month of bleeding due to having a weak placenta
- On Monday, Chrissy said she was ‘about halfway through her pregnancy’, which is around 20 – 24 weeks
- A stillbirth is when a baby is born dead at 24 weeks or later. If a baby dies before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a miscarriage or late foetal loss
- Chrissy and John revealed in August that they were expecting their third child together, a son
- The pair, who wed in 2013, already share daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two
Chrissy Teigen has announced she and her husband John Legend have lost their baby, days after she was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding.
The 34-year-old model shared the heartbreaking news with a lengthy post and series of images on social media on Wednesday night, saying their little boy, ‘Jack’, has died following complications.
Chrissy wrote in her post: ‘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’.
The candid post included a series of black and white photos taken at the hospital, showing Teigen crying on her bed as well as a shot showing her and John cradling their son.
On Monday, Chrissy revealed she was on ‘serious bed rest’ due to bleeding and said she was ‘about halfway through’, which is around 20 – 24 weeks. A stillbirth is when a baby is born dead at 24 weeks or later.
Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has announced she and her husband John Legend have lost their baby, days after she was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding
She revealed she and John, 41, had begun calling their unborn baby boy, ‘Jack’.
‘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,’ she continued. 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.’
‘We are shocked’: The 34-year-old model also penned a lengthy caption explaining the tragedy and expressed her family’s grief over the sudden loss
In her words: Teigen also penned a lengthy caption explaining the tragedy and expressing her family’s grief
Losing a baby past 24 weeks is a stillbirth rather than a miscarriage. If a baby dies before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a miscarriage or late foetal loss.
Shortly after breaking the tragic news to her followers, Teigen took to her Twitter page to further express her shock from the loss.
‘Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real,’ she wrote.
The four photos uploaded to Chrissy’s Instagram paint a heartbreaking scene, with one of the pictures showing Chrissy crying and cradling Jack in her arms as John leaned next to them.
Forever Jack: ‘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,’ explained Teigen
Grieving: ‘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,’ concluded Chrissy
Another featured Chrissy sobbing as she held her hands to her face and sat at the edge of her hospital bed in nothing but a blanket and a bonnet.
Teigen and Legend had revealed they were expecting their third child together in the music video for John’s new single, Wild, in August. It is unclear how far along exactly she was in her pregnancy.
The mother-of-two had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night after enduring a month of bleeding due to having a weak placenta and had been at the hospital since.
On Monday, she updated fans on her condition in an Instagram post, revealing she had received two blood transfusions and said, ‘baby and I are completely fine.’
Disbelief: Shortly after uploading her undeniably sad news to Instagram, Chrissy took to her Twitter page to further express her shock
‘Hello from hospital. about to have my second blood transfusion which truly, truly, truly sounds more dramatic than it is,’ she said.
‘It’s an IV, but instead of fluids, the blood of some kind human being out there. Baby and I are completely fine, just missing the little things like walking…cooking…playing with the other buttbutts.’
Teigen had already been on strict bed rest earlier this month but explained she was admitted to the hospital after her bleeding had worsened.
WHAT IS A STILLBIRTH?
A stillbirth occurs when a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
If a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, it is known as a miscarriage.
Not all stillbirths can be prevented, however, not smoking or drinking, as well as not sleeping on your back and attending all antenatal appointments can reduce the risk.
What are the signs?
Signs may include the baby not moving as much as normal.
Pregnant women should contact their doctor immediately if they notice a difference to their baby’s movement.
What are the causes?
Stillbirths do not always have an obvious cause but may occur due to complications with the placenta or a birth defect.
They are also more likely to occur if women suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes or an infection that affects the baby, such as flu.
Stillbirths are more likely to occur if women are having 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 may wait for their labour to start naturally or they may be induced if their health is at risk.
Bereavement support groups are available to parents who have suffered stillbirths.
Some find it helpful to name their baby or take pictures with them.
Source: NHS Choices
Teigen – who is expecting her third child, a baby boy, with husband John Legend – was hospitalized on Sunday evening after a month of bleeding
‘I’m about halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for about a month, maybe a little bit less than a month. We’re talking about more than your period girls, it’s definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot but it’s usually fine. Mine was a lot,’ she added.
‘Everytime I go to the bathroom it would be blood, and honestly just laying there there would be blood.’
Despite the scare, she assured her fans she and her baby were doing well and said the her son was ‘healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles.’
‘He moves so much, so much earlier than they ever did. I’m so excited for him, he’s the strongest little dude. He’s the strongest coolest dude in the sh***iest house.’
‘So his house is like falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation to begin with, he didn’t have the strongest chance at the very, very beginning so all we’re doing now is trying to make sure he has a lot of fluid around him and I’m resting as much as possible.’
Teigen and Legend, who wed in 2013, are parents to daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two.