Eva Amurri Martino Shares Heartbreaking News: She Miscarried At 9 Weeks Pregnant

Eva Amurri MartinoSad news: Susan Sarandon's daughter actress Eva Amurri Martino has suffered a miscarriage, losing what would have been her second child after nine weeks of pregnancy.

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Eva revealed her ordeal in a heartbreaking post on her blog Happily Eva After, about her life as a mom with husband Kyle and her 1-year-old daughter Marlowe: Around that time, the couple had just begun telling friends and family about the pregnancy. Eva experienced a bit of spotting during her vacation in Hawaii the previous week, but had been given the A-OK from her doctor.

Yet during her most recent doctor visit, "the baby's heart was no longer beating," she said. "Just like that, it was all over."

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So heartbreaking! Yet it's also surprisingly common: Anywhere from one in three to one in four pregnancies end up miscarrying, usually due to genetic anomalies in the developing embryo. So, moms needn't blame themselves, but that doesn't make this ordeal much easier to endure.

"To anybody enduring similar heartache, I will tell you what I'm feeling and processing as a result of this loss," Eva continued. "A lot of confusion, some anger, deep sadness, and also an immense amount of gratitude. I have realized in the past forty-eight hours how incredibly grateful I am for the magic that I have in my life."

Like her daughter, husband, family, and friends. "Of course, what I don't have, and what I never will have, is this one little angel who has slipped away from me," she concedes. "And while it will take time for me to make peace with that fact, it gives me a lot of solace knowing that I told -- that I have shared its existence with you, that it mattered, and that we loved it."

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Eva. And we also commend her honesty and openness around this painful topic, which has remained largely hush-hush long enough.

Numerous couples have come forward of late to talk about miscarriage. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, for instance, opened up about their miscarriage struggles on Facebook, while on YouTube vloggers Sam and Nia Rader revealed they'd miscarried just days after their pregnancy announcement went viral.

While sharing this sad news may not make the pain go away, I think it always helps to know you're not alone, or suffering in silence.

"I am sharing in the hopes that we can be a light for people going through similar circumstances," Eva wrote, "and to remind myself and others that there is no shame in voicing our heartbreaks and allowing others to comfort us."

 

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