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Last September, Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend, revealed they'd suffered a miscarriage with their third child. Now, a year on, Chrissy has opened up about how her body changed after the loss of her son, Jack.
Speaking to her 35.3 million Instagram followers, Chrissy said: "It’s really weird when you lose a baby and your body gets paused in time."
She continued, "When you lose a baby halfway through, your body just pauses. It has nothing to do. No one to feed. And you’re just…stuck. Stuck with saggy boobs that were prepping to be milk bags, a belly that was ready to bake. I would be lying if I said this did not majorly suck."
"Not only are you ummmm extremely, diabolically sad at what could have been, but you have this daily reminder every time you look in the goddamn mirror," she added.
Chrissy shared the message alongside a mirror selfie, and her post has already racked up over half a million likes, with plenty of celebrities and fans sending their support in the comments section. "Ugh the pain that keeps on giving. We love you," said model Brooklyn Decker, while Selling Sunset's Christine Quinn commented "Stay strong angel."
Other fans resonated with what Chrissy had said, and opened up about their own experience. "I have never felt so betrayed by my own body as I have when I lost pregnancies," commented one Instagram user, with another adding "Same feelings as you. You’re not alone."
Chrissy has been relatively open about her miscarriage with fans. In a heartfelt post last year, she said: "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before."
She continued, "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."
Chrissy ended the post by saying, "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."
Chrissy and John married in 2013 and share daughter Luna (5) and son Miles (3), who they conceived through IVF. At the end of last year, Chrissy revealed to People that "Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy."
"I'm like, why?" she added, "But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me — and it's not a failure."
If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9 - 5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.
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