'Vampire Diaries' Star Claire Holt's Heartbreaking Miscarriage Post Captures the 'Brokenness' Women Feel

Claire Holt

Pregnancy loss is an unbearable experience that can feel like a never-ending roller coaster of emotions. It's easy for women to feel alone and completely shattered, which is why Originals star Claire Holt's post about her miscarriage -- and the loneliness she felt while trying to mask the pain -- is such an important read.

  • The former "Vampire Diaries" star recently took to Instagram to reveal she suffered a miscarriage.

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  • "I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat," she writes. "I sent it to my fiancé in the waiting room to show him that I was OK. I wasn't."

    "I've never felt more broken in my life," the 29-year-old continues in her Instagram post. "I debated sharing this so soon and I'm still frightened about making such a private struggle public, but I'm doing it anyway because it's important. After my D&C, I spent hours on the internet searching for women who had been through it. I was desperate to find someone, anyone, who could relate to what I was feeling. Someone to tell me that the depression and hopelessness were normal. That it wasn't my fault. That I wasn't broken forever."

  • Through her journey, Claire discovered the power of testimony that reiterated she wasn't alone.

    "I found a community of women who shared my exact experience," Holt writes. 

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    She continues:

    "Who were open and vulnerable about miscarriage, something that isn't often or openly discussed. It breaks my heart to think that losing a baby feels like something we have to keep to ourselves. Why is it any different than the death of a loved one? How is it any less meaningful? Here is what I have learned as I begin to crawl out of the dark hole: support is everything. I could not have survived this without the unconditional love of my partner. Despite his pain, he was my rock and my safety net. I will never know how to thank him."

  • "I also found that opening up to people is crucial. As soon as I told my story, almost everyone I spoke to told me theirs - their own, their wife's, their sister's," she adds.

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    "So many people go through it and understand the breadth of pain, yet so few people talk about it," Holt mentions in her post. 

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    "Finally, I want to share a blog post that resonated with every part of me. You can find the link in my bio, @leandramcohen of @manrepeller articulates the emotional rollercoaster with an eloquence that I could never possess. To anyone out there who has been through a miscarriage, I understand you. I share every bit of your pain and you are not alone. Please be kind to yourself and I hope that you will be comfortable sharing your story too."

  • We wish nothing but love and comfort to women everywhere who experience such a loss.

    Thank you for your willingness to share your emotions, Claire, which will let other women know they aren't alone.

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