The news of Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage this week was one of the saddest moments Hollywood has experienced in recent times
The wife of John Legend revealed on social media that she had tragically lost her baby boy after a number of pregnancy complications, including excessive bleeding.
Accompanying the sombre post was a number of even more sorrowful images of Chrissy cradling her deceased baby, which she named Jack.
The post attracted almost 10 million likes and over 500 000 comments, many of which came from the star’s famous friends who sent the family their heartfelt condolences.
Closer to home, the news pulled at the heartstrings of some of our local stars – including model and actor Siv Ngesi who revealed the ordeal reminded him of his own sister’s painful loss.
“My sister lost her child during childbirth a few years ago , I have never seen such pain! Little one came out looking just like her! My sister never spoke for days!,” Siv tweeted.
Meanwhile Chrissy’s mom Vilailuck has shared heartbreaking images of her saying goodbye to her grandson in the hospital.
“My heart aches love you so much baby Jack”, she wrote alongside the pics.
Hear hearts can’t take any more!
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‘I held my husband’s hand through a miscarriage and know fathers too experience the trauma of child loss’
The father’s wound of losing a child through a miscarriage or stillbirth is one that is not spoken about enough, even amongst fathers and their peers.
Losing a child, whether born or unborn, is an unimaginable grief that parents often find difficult to process.
Meghan Markle’s tragic miscarriage is a grief shared by millions – How to process the loss of your unborn child
Her experience may be one shared by millions, but it is one that is seldom talked about. The loss of an unborn child is not something that can be truly understood by anyone that hasn’t been through it themselves. But for families who are grieving the loss, it’s important not to become isolated.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. ”
These are the words of Duchess Meghan Markle who penned an emotional column for the New York Times on grief, and dealing with the pain of loss.