“It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me. The image of our baby on the ultrasound monitor -- without movement, without a heartbeat -- after we had seen that same little heart healthy and flickering just two weeks prior completely blindsided us and haunts me to this day. I kept waiting for the sadness to lift … but it didn’t,” she wrote.
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Rauch added that she does not like like term “miscarriage” as she believes it “deserves to be ranked as one of the worst, most blame-inducing medical terms ever.”
She admitted that while she was going through the difficult fertility experience, images of pregnancy announcements “felt like a tiny stab in the heart.”
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“It’s not that I wasn’t happy for these people, but I would think, ‘Why are these shiny, carefree, fertile women so easily able to do what I cannot?'” she wrote. “I’ve always been one to keep my eyes on my own paper, but when it came to having a baby, that proved to be a challenge. So when I thought about having to share the news about expecting this baby, all I could think about was another woman mourning over her loss as I did, worried she would never get pregnant again, and reading about my little bundle on the way.”
She revealed how she hopes that as a society, people can become more aware of fertility struggles some women go through.
“So, to all the women out there who are dealing with fertility issues, have gone through a miscarriage or are going through the pain of it currently, allow me to leave you with this message: You are not alone,” said Rauch. “And, it is perfectly OK to not be OK right now.”
According to E! News, Rauch is due this year. This will be her first child with husband Winston Rauch.