Mom Blogger Details 'Waiting & Hoping' During Her Agonizing Miscarriage Scare

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Australian blogger Constance Hall has made headlines around the world for years now, thanks to her candid, relatable posts. And her most recent one is truly heart-wrenching. The mom of four took to Facebook on December 22 to share that she had just experienced a miscarriage scare. The 34-year-old is expecting her fifth child -- her first with fiancé Denim Cooke.

  • Hall shared that she was going about her usual morning routine on the 22nd when things took a troubling turn.

    "I woke up this morning and went to the toilet and habitually like most women I looked at the toilet paper, expecting nothing but a wet patch," Hall wrote. "Only this morning the paper was covered in bright red blood. Shocked I pushed the door open and woke Denim up, showing him the toilet paper and bursting into tears."

    She went onto explain that she and Cooke immediately headed to the hospital. "I was really upset, I've never lost blood like that in any pregnancy," she shared. "And I want this little boy so badly, he's become a part of our every conversation, our family, we've named him and fantasize over what his personality will be."

    While waiting "nearly two hours to see a doctor," given that the hospital was filling up fast with people suffering from holiday season-related incidents, Hall says she "continued to bleed but Denim asked me to calm down and for the first time in my life I listened. He was right, I needed to calm down."

    Eventually, Hall saw a doctor and was told "the baby looks good, his heart is beating and he's moving around, my cervix looks good and everything should be ok." Nonetheless, she was told that her bleeding puts her baby at risk.

    "So now all we can do is wait and hope, I'm 16 weeks, if I was to lose him it would be out of my control," Hall concluded. "I believe it will probably be fine but most importantly I need calm down. I have had the most stressful year of my life which lead me to often worry about the effect that might have on this baby. All that has ever mattered to me was my family." She went onto share that she plans to tie the knot with Cooke in two weeks, writing, "I need my children. That includes you little man, I need you to stay. #bedrest."

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  • In the days since Hall first shared her story, her post has racked up over 36K reactions and almost 4K comments. Many women offered their support, and some noted that although they also experienced bleeding, they went onto have healthy babies.

  • Others bravely shared their experience with suffering a miscarriage.

    Given that the subject of pregnancy loss is often still treated as taboo, it's heartening to see so many women sharing a wide variety of experiences in support of Constance Hall.

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  • In response to the many compassionate, soul-bearing comments, Hall wrote a follow-up post, alongside this sweet shot of her kiddos.

    "We would like to thank you all so much for all of your supportive messages and comments," the blogger noted. "After 2.5 shitty days the bleeding seems to have ended. And I am feeling really lucky and confident. Denzy and I read every one of your comments about your experiences and I truly believe it has been that positivity and support that pulled us through. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas. [Personally] if I hear the words 'where's my presents!?' ever again it will be too soon." 

    Love it.