Chrissy Teigen says Meghan Markle reached out to her after tragically losing her son Jack


Chrissy Teigen has said that Meghan Markle reached out to her after she tragically lost her baby son Jack halfway through her pregnancy.

The model, 35, and her husband John Legend, 42, who are parents to Luna, five, and Miles, two, lost their son Jack in September last year when he was stillborn.

Pregnant Meghan, who is currently expecting her second child – a girl – with Prince Harry, tragically suffered her own miscarriage over the summer.

Chrissy praised the Duchess of Sussex for being ‘wonderful and so kind’ by reaching out to her with a touching letter during the difficult time.

Reaching out: Chrissy Teigen has said that Meghan Markle reached out to her after she tragically lost her baby son Jack halfway through her pregnancy

The model said on the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: ‘She’s been so kind to me ever since we connected on… she had written me about baby Jack and loss, but yeah. 

‘She is really wonderful and so kind, and just as kind as everyone says she is.’

Chrissy and John shared the story of losing their son to a partial placental abruption in heartbreaking detail last year, and their candour was widely lauded for helping women discuss the often-taboo matter of baby loss. 

In November, Meghan revealed she suffered a miscarriage over the summer and described the ‘unbearable grief’ it caused her and Prince Harry in an article written for the New York Times.  

Tragic: Pregnant Meghan, who is currently expecting her second child - a girl - with Prince Harry, tragically suffered her own miscarriage over the summer (pictured in 2020)

Tragic: Pregnant Meghan, who is currently expecting her second child – a girl – with Prince Harry, tragically suffered her own miscarriage over the summer (pictured in 2020) 

Heartbreaking: The model, 35, and her husband John Legend, 42, who are parents to Luna, five, and Miles, two, lost their son Jack in September last year when he was stillborn (pictured with Jack in September)

Heartbreaking: The model, 35, and her husband John Legend, 42, who are parents to Luna, five, and Miles, two, lost their son Jack in September last year when he was stillborn (pictured with Jack in September)

In her original post, Chrissy wrote on Instagram: ‘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.

‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. 

‘So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.

She said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen (pictured): 'She [Meghan] is really wonderful and so kind, and just as kind as everyone says she is.'

She said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen (pictured): ‘She [Meghan] is really wonderful and so kind, and just as kind as everyone says she is.’  

‘To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.’

She added: ‘We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. 

‘On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.’

Meghan revealed in February that she is expecting her second baby with Prince Harry, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed at the time.

Heartache: Chrissy and John shared the story of losing their son to a partial placental abruption in heartbreaking detail last year, and their candour was widely lauded for helping women discuss the often-taboo matter of baby loss (pictured in 2015)

Heartache: Chrissy and John shared the story of losing their son to a partial placental abruption in heartbreaking detail last year, and their candour was widely lauded for helping women discuss the often-taboo matter of baby loss (pictured in 2015) 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently residing in California, are expecting a younger sister for their son Archie, who will be two in May.   

A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry said at the time: ‘We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.’

The couple shared their announcement – aptly on Valentine’s Day – by posting a black and white image of Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap underneath a tree. 

The news came just months after Meghan revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in an article for the New York Times. 

For support & information for those affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy call 01924 200799 or visit miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Baby news: Meghan revealed in February that she is expecting her second baby with Prince Harry, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed at the time (pictured during their explosive tell-all interview with Oprah in March)

Baby news: Meghan revealed in February that she is expecting her second baby with Prince Harry, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed at the time (pictured during their explosive tell-all interview with Oprah in March) 

WHAT IS A STILLBIRTH?

A stillbirth occurs when a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy. 

If a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, it is known as a miscarriage.

Not all stillbirths can be prevented, however, not smoking or drinking, as well as not sleeping on your back and attending all antenatal appointments can reduce the risk. 

What are the signs? 

Signs may include the baby not moving as much as normal.

Pregnant women should contact their doctor immediately if they notice a difference to their baby’s movement. 

What are the causes? 

Stillbirths do not always have an obvious cause but may occur due to complications with the placenta or a birth defect.

They are also more likely to occur if women suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes or an infection that affects the baby, such as flu. 

Stillbirths are more likely to occur if women are having twins or multiple pregnancies, are overweight, smoke, are over 35 or have a pre-existing condition, such as epilepsy.

What happens after a stillbirth? 

If a baby has died, women may wait for their labour to start naturally or they may be induced if their health is at risk. 

Bereavement support groups are available to parents who have suffered stillbirths.

Some find it helpful to name their baby or take pictures with them.  

 Source: NHS Choices



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