WWE superstar Carmella revealed she had a miscarriage in a deeply personal message posted to her Instagram account Monday night.
“I’ve gone back and forth with myself about posting this because I’m not looking for any sort of sympathy, but since today is the last day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I wanted to share my story,” Carmella wrote. “Today, I was treated for an ectopic pregnancy. I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially after suffering from an early miscarriage in September,” the 35-year old wrestling star wrote, opening up about her struggle.
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“Nothing can prepare you for this news after getting a positive pregnancy test. I was cautiously optimistic this time around after the early loss I had already experienced, but was hoping for the best,” Carmella wrote.
She told fans about her grueling hospital visit.
“I spent 12 hours in the ER on Saturday when I started experiencing some sharp pains on my left side. After several tests and ultrasounds, I was given the devastating news that this was, in fact, an abnormal pregnancy,” Carmella wrote.
She then talked about the emotional struggle that came along with the physical shock to her body, and encouraged other women who have experienced pregnancy loss to be comforted by one another.
“The reason I’m sharing all of this is because in the moment it feels so isolating. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about this? My husband and I watched @ilizas new comedy special last week and she spoke openly about her miscarriage. I immediately burst into tears,” she said. (RELATED: FDA Comes Out Against Growing Trend Of Prescribing Abortion Pills Before Pregnancy)
WWE superstar Carmella says after spending 12 hours in an emergency room on Saturday, she sadly suffered a miscarriage. https://t.co/3hKXbBcbhu
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Carmella drew on the message in the comedy special.
“She went on to explain that we should be speaking more openly about this topic so we, as women, don’t blame ourselves and think there’s something wrong with us. I want to do the same,” Carmella said in the post.
Carmella left her 3.3 million fans and followers with some powerful words to consider.
“I’m part of this statistic and it’s happening to me,” she said.
“Again, I’m not looking for sympathy, I know I’ll eventually recover from all of this mentally, physically and emotionally. For anyone dealing with ANY type of pregnancy loss, I want you to know your feelings and emotions are valid, there is NOTHING wrong with you and you are not alone. ❤️,” Carmella wrote to Instagram.