Chrissy Teigen reveals how her body struggled to adapt following her devastating pregnancy loss: ‘You’re just stuck’
Chrissy Teigen has revealed how her body struggled to adapt following her devastating pregnancy loss nearly one year ago.
The model was nearly halfway into her pregnancy last year when she lost her child, a baby boy she and her husband John Legend had already started calling ‘Jack.’
On Saturday, the 35-year-old said her body became ‘stuck’ after the loss, following months of it preparing for the arrival of her child.
Candid: Chrissy Teigen decided to wear her heart on her sleeve in an Instagram post shared on Saturday
The cookbook author posed in the mirror of her sprawling closet for the social media post.
The former model was wearing black leggings and a black tank top that exposed some of her midriff.
She appeared to go makeup-free as she sat on the floor with her legs crossed.
At the beginning of a lengthy caption the star wrote: ‘it’s really weird when you lose a baby and your body gets paused in time. usually you’d gain your ‘yumyums I’m praaaagnant!’ weight, then put on the weight of your little bebe.’
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In her signature straightforward tone she continued, ‘Then, ideally, you’d have your baby. And you would feed it from your boobs and your body would know to charge through and do what it does to get you back into fighting shape, whatever that may be, for however long it takes (F*** a snap-back)…’
The Sports Illustrated cover star broke her reflective musings into three parts. In the second paragraph she added, ‘But man. When you lose a baby halfway through, your body just pauses. It has nothing to do. No one to feed. And you’re just…stuck. Stuck with saggy boobs that were prepping to be milk bags, a belly that was ready to bake. I would be lying if I said this did not majorly suck.’
She held nothing back as she kept going: ‘Not only are you ummmm extremely, diabolically sad at what could have been, but you have this daily reminder every time you look in the godd*mn mirror.’
Resilient: The mother-of-two has had a trying year with a cyber bullying scandal along with the devastating pregnancy loss; seen in an Instagram post in September
The 5ft9in beauty wrapped up her sentiments as she added, ‘I don’t really have a big ending or positive words lol. And don’t say nice things!! I know I know I promise. I know it’s not everything and I know i’m suuuuuch a bada** and blah blah blah I just thought I’d be emo for a minute ok! I love you. f*** a scale!’
Teigen announced she had lost her third child in a series of heartbreaking images taken at the hospital last year.
‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough,’ Teigen told fans in her post.
Teigen and her husband John have daughter Luna, five, and son Miles, three, together, both of whom were conceived via IVF. Jack was conceived naturally.
Having fun: Earlier this week Teigen documented a fishing trip with her husband