Actress Eva Amurri-Martino writes about being pregnant after a miscarriage
Eva Amurri-Martino, daughter of actress Susan Sarandon, took to her blog recently to describe the roller-coaster of emotions she’s feeling while pregnant after a miscarriage. Opening up about the fear she deals with every day while waiting for her baby to be born, she gives voice to the many other women that have been there.
Last month, Eva announced that she’s expecting again with husband Kyle Martino. She followed up that exciting news with a very honest blog post about a miscarriage the couple experienced last year. She writes that if miscarriage is something women don’t talk about much, that the feelings surrounding a post-miscarriage pregnancy are talked about even less.
“I think there’s a misconception that once a woman conceives after a miscarriage, that somehow her miscarriage is erased — that the feelings of loss are replaced by feelings of joy for this new baby, and that everything moves forward as it should be. In my own experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth.”
She shares that her miscarriage last year was at around 10 weeks and that all seemed to be going well, right up until the end. “I had been in to my doctor’s office for a perfect, normal ultrasound just the day before. I saw our baby moving and growing normally: its arms and legs, its perfect heartbeat, its size right on track. Then, our baby passed away inside me what must have been only a few hours later.”
This experience left the mom of toddler daughter Marlowe full of fear. “As I grieved the loss of my child, and what could have been, I was also paralyzed by a fear that I would never again have a healthy child.” She describes the fear as a “scar” the loss of her baby left behind.