When we hear of a woman suffering a miscarriage, our hearts instantly break with them. This devastating situation can wreck a woman mentally and physically. Knowing that others can sympathize with you can be of great support during times such as this. When we see a star voluntarily step out and talk about their pain and struggles, it makes us feel all the more close to them.
Actress, Claire Holt, from the ever-popular television hit series, Vampire Diaries, recently took to social media to expose the heartbreak she’s endured from enduring a miscarriage. The 29-year-old was expecting a child with her fiance, Andrew Joblon.
Despite the utter pain she and her fiance experienced, she wanted to go public with her struggle to encourage those in similar situations. In her Instagram post, she wrote:
“I took this photo ten days ago as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat. I sent it to my fiance in the waiting room to show him that I was ok. I wasn’t. I’ve never felt more broken in my life. 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.”
She went on to the post to talk about how the community she found was overwhelmingly comforted, and, for the first time in a long time, she didn’t feel alone. This gave her the encouragement to publicize her struggle in hopes of being a support to someone else going through a similar situation.
She finished off her post by saying:
“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.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Claire and Andrew during this heartbreaking time.