Jana Kramer is opening up about the emotional, mental, and physical toll miscarriages can have on an expecting mother.
The actress and country singer spoke candidly about her troubled pregnancies in a touching vlog published Monday.
“I want to be as open and honest and raw as possible and that’s why I’m doing this. I wanted to show you guys my journey of becoming pregnant,” she said. “When Mike [Caussin] and I first got together, we were having trouble conceiving, so I went to the doctors and started the process of IVF.”
“We only had three embryos and we implanted the two embryos,” continued Kramer. “I ended up getting pregnant but we had a very, very early chemical loss.”
The couple experienced a lucky break halfway through their pregnancy journey with the healthy arrival of their now 2-year-old daughter Julie.
Kramer, 34, and Caussin tried for a second child, but it was not meant to be. She suffered a miscarriage less than eight weeks into the pregnancy and had yet another miscarriage in Oct. 2017.
“I debated even saying anything, but I think that’s the problem with miscarriage: it’s not talked about,” she said tearfully. “And it should be. It’s sad because when you find out you’re pregnant, it’s so exciting and you want to shout it and tell everybody. But you don’t because of stuff like this, and instead, you’re left alone in this feeling of just being so alone.”
Kramer recently appeared in the acclaimed 2018 movie “Support the Girls”, which premiered at South by Southwest in March and will be released on Aug. 24.