Kramer is expecting baby #2 in November
Actress and singer Jana Kramer is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Mike Caussin. Kramer, who has been candid about suffering multiple miscarriages in the past, is over the moon to share the exciting news with her fans of her “rainbow baby.”
“Surprise! We have a rainbow baby on the way & couldn’t be more excited!” Kramer, 34, wrote on Instagram. “Jolie is going to be a big sister & we’re becoming a family of 4!” The One Tree Hill alum sat alongside her husband and two-year-old daughter with a sign that says, “Only child expiring November 2018.”
#Ad Surprise! We have a rainbow baby on the way & couldn’t be more excited! Jolie is going to be a big sister & we’re becoming a family of 4! Thanks @avawomen for helping us get pregnant by telling me my 5 most fertile days! #AvaPartner Pregnancy takes a village – Also thanks Bonjesta® (doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine HCl) 4 helping me manage my #morningsickness after diet & lifestyle changes didn’t work. It’s a safe & effective new formulation of the drug combination I took before that’s made to work faster & longer. Most common side effect is drowsiness. For US residents only INDICATION Bonjesta® is a prescription medicine to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) in women who haven’t improved with change in diet/other non-medicine treatments. Bonjesta® hasn’t been studied in children under 18. LIMITATIONS OF USE It isn’t known if Bonjesta® is safe & effective in women with severe NVP (hyperemesis gravidarum). Women with this condition may need to be hospitalized. SELECT SAFETY INFORMATION Don’t take Bonjesta® if you’re allergic to doxylamine succinate, other ethanolamine derivative antihistamines, pyridoxine HCl or any ingredients in Bonjesta®. See Patient Information leaflet for complete list of ingredients. Don’t take Bonjesta® in combination with medicines called MAOIs, as these medicines can intensify & prolong adverse central nervous system (CNS) effects of Bonjesta®. Ask your healthcare provider/pharmacist if you aren’t sure if you take an MAOI. The most common side effect of Bonjesta® is drowsiness. Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or do other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says you can. Don’t drink alcohol, or take other CNS depressants such as cough & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while taking Bonjesta®. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls/accidents. Bonjesta® may result in false positive urine drug screening for methadone, opiates and PCP. More safety information on bonjesta.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Kramer shared that she’s suffered multiple miscarriages in the past, taking to Instagram in late 2017 to say,“Today I am 1-3,” (referencing that 30 percent of women miscarry after implantation). She said she was reluctant to publicly talk about her struggle because she didn’t want people to feel sorry for her. “I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not,” she wrote, sharing a heartbreaking ultrasound photo.
Today I am 1-3. I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle. I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not. This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait. So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently…and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now. For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other. You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you…and all of us are (and guys too. We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too). And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God, my girlfriend @alittlebitfancy says them for me. But in her Words and her story on her loss. It’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. I know for me it helped. Head over to her page. Her link is in the bio and also in my bio. I love you guys. #yourenotalone
Many women don’t feel comfortable sharing their stories because of the emotional toll these losses take. But having the courage to talk openly about it helps all women struggling not feel so alone and isolated. “This unfortunately isn’t my first loss,” Kramer continued. “When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop, but I know for reasons like this we have to wait.”
Now Kramer can finally share her happy news with the world. “I’m so excited,” the singer told PEOPLE about this pregnancy. “We lost in October and then we did an IVF cycle and we lost in February, so I want to be able to be like, ‘Hey, I know it’s hard but just try to have some hope.’” Kramer has had five miscarriages in all and is now able to enjoy this pregnancy after some serious morning sickness. “I was in bed for like six weeks straight,” she said.
She opened up further about becoming pregnant again in her podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer, telling fans she conceived after tracking her ovulation cycle with the Ava bracelet. “I didn’t know I ovulated late and I don’t know if it’s because my cycles are messed up because of my miscarriages, but it said I ovulated on the sixteenth or seventeenth day so that’s what we trusted and I got pregnant,” she said.
Kramer’s story is one that reminds all of us that even though sharing our struggles can be painful, we need each other in order to heal. “For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other,” she wrote. “You don’t need to feel alone.”