Jenelle Evans' pregnancy is over. The Teen Mom hinted earlier this week that husband Courtland Rogers had taken off while she was suffering a possible miscarriage, and now it's happened.
An unnamed friend confirmed to Radar that Jenelle lost the baby this morning while former fiance Gary Head -- who popped back up in Jenelle's life just this past week -- has been tweeting from her hospital bedside. It's the worst news to come out of what's been a record bad week for the Teen Mom 2 star. Her marriage is ending, and now she has to deal with the aftermath of losing a baby while the public watches.
Sadly, a very public miscarriage is one of the risks that comes with publicizing a pregnancy, especially when you do it as early as Jenelle and Courtland.
When the reality star's ex spoke to the tabloids a week ago, she was just six weeks along. That's just halfway through the first trimester, more than a month away from the 12-week mark when experts say the risk of miscarriage drops dramatically. At least 10 to 25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and of them, statistics say about 75 percent happen during that first trimester.
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When you decide to let people know you're pregnant before you get to that point, you're playing with some pretty serious odds. If things go wrong, you now have a lot of people asking a lot of questions when the only thing you really want to do is hide away and grieve your loss.
Of course making that announcement can be exciting. It can be fun to share all that good news. Jenelle certainly did. She had already had a sonogram, and she thought she had a belly bump starting; she even thought she could sense the baby's gender -- all of which she shared.
For celebrities, of course, it can be lucrative (just like that first baby picture, if they get the news out first, they can demand a higher price ... and rumor has it Jenelle and Courtland got paid). But celebrity or not, miscarriage can happen. And poor Jenelle is going to have to go through one of the toughest things any woman can go through with the whole world asking questions.
Hopefully people will be kind and remember that no matter what you think of her, no woman should have to go through this.
How long did you wait to announce your pregnancy? Was it a fear of miscarriage that made you wait?
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