Whitney Port tearfully reveals that she’s seven weeks pregnant but fears it will be another loss after experiencing multiple miscarriages
The Hills: New Beginnings star Whitney Port has just revealed in a new video that she’s seven weeks pregnant, but fears she may lose the baby after a string of previous losses. This fear is, sadly, so relatable for any parent who has experienced the heartbreak — and anxiety — of pregnancy loss.
“I’m currently 7 weeks pregnant, which is supposed to be obviously really exciting, and it has been up until yesterday,” a very emotional Port explains while sitting with her husband, Tim Rosenman, in an episode of the couple’s YouTube series. “I have been going to the doctor and monitoring it, because of my history with miscarriages. I’ve had two miscarriages and a chemical pregnancy. And everything was looking good up until yesterday.”
The reality star shares that at a recent ultrasound, the doctor told the couple that “whatever was happening in there was not where it was supposed to be, given the week that I’m at.” She then praised her doctor “for being an amazing, sensitive, sweet guy.”
Port continues: “He said that he was pessimistic about this pregnancy, and he told me to get blood drawn. So, I will get blood results back today and see if numbers are going up or going down. He thinks they’ll likely be going down. And he is having me come in for another ultrasound on Monday.”
“But the moral of the story is, this is likely another unhealthy pregnancy,” she says. “It’s such a huge part of our lives right now, and it affects everything, physically and mentally and everything that we do. And it just felt like an opportunity to just share it, because I couldn’t just sit here and go on with my life and not share it,” Port explains. “And I know that there’s likely so many people out there that have had to deal with this.”
Port says she’s “extremely grateful” for her four-year-old son Sonny Sanford but admits she’s “scared for myself and my confidence and my self-worth and what this means for that, and also for not being able to give this family what I think would be the best for it.”
“The emotions are obviously very complicated,” Port says. “I still feel very, very pregnant, my boobs are very sore and I’m extremely hungry and just very achy, but I obviously don’t know what’s going on inside my body.”
Happily, Port reveals later in the video that during a recent ultrasound, her doctor “actually saw an embryo and a heartbeat, which is something that we were not expecting.”
It takes unreal levels of courage and strength to be pregnant again after a miscarriage or child loss. When I miscarried, I vowed as I was going back for my D&C that I would never be pregnant again because the idea of possibly going through the agony and anxiety of another loss was too much for me to bear. Port has experienced three such losses. I can’t even begin to imagine how she feels right now but I do know she’s so strong to keep trying and to publicly share what she’s going through so other parents know they aren’t alone.
Port and Rosenman asked fans to “keep your fingers crossed” as they wait for more updates on the baby. We will certainly be doing that.