Vienna Girardi, the winner of Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor, shared an emotional post following the miscarriage of her twins.
Vienna posted an emotional message to Facebook yesterday, explaining to her followers that she suffered a miscarriage after a high-risk pregnancy. She was 18 weeks along. In the post, Girardi explains what happened leading up to her miscarriage, explaining that the twins shared a placenta, and therefore were sharing nutrients. Girardi lost her twins on August 5th, and the experience left her fighting for her life for four days in the ICU.
“I don’t know why this happened and I pray the Lord gives me strength to understand why he needed my little girls. After days of laying in bed heart broken and trying to piece what happened back together a doctor asked me if I would consider donating my little girls to science so they can also understand why this happens and be able to save another women who has twins with TTTS. This was the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life but I knew my little girls were in Heaven already and the pain I feel I would never want any mother to ever feel.”
According to The American Pregnancy Association, 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Girardi’s post highlights the emotional and physical toll that this can take on a woman, and she is being applauded for her openness and honesty. For many, her post proves that you do not have to suffer through something as traumatizing as a miscarriage alone.
Vienna’s rep said in a statement to Us Weekly, “Vienna has a long and arduous journey to recovery, yet she is strong and knows her children are at rest in heaven. Her heart is heavy. … It is a difficult and emotional time. Please respect her privacy and allow her time to grieve.”
Our thoughts are with Vienna and her family.
It’s so important to have frank discussions about miscarriages. In this scene from Love & Hip Hop Papoose tries to console Remy Ma as she deals with sad news about her pregnancy.