Season 14 “The Bachelor” winner Vienna Girardi is coping with every mom’s worst fear.
Girardi, the season 14 winner of the popular reality show, revealed the heart-wrenching death of her twin babies earlier this month.
“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write,” she shared on Facebook. The reality star explained how an ultra sound had revealed concern for the health of her yet-to-be-born twins.
“The Perinatologist notice one of my twins had more fluids than the other which was the first sign of TTTS (Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) this is when one twin takes more nutrients than the other,” Girardi elaborated. “That evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them.”
Girardi was forced to make a decision: deliver babies that would not survive at 18 weeks or hold back and risk a life-threatening infection in her uterus.
The expecting mother chanced her own health to try and save her children, but to no avail. “I did everything to save them but their hearts stopped beating on day two,” Girardi confessed. “Which is also when I went into a septic shock with 104 fever.”
Girardi is asking for privacy during this difficult time as she grieves. You can read her full statement below.