Days after returning to social media following the loss of her son, Jack, Chrissy Teigen revealed the way in which she permanently honored her little boy forever. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Teigen and her husband John Legend, lost their baby boy at 20-weeks gestation.
As Teigen revealed in her op-ed for Medium, she had been diagnosed with partial placenta abruption. As Teigen admitted her placenta had caused issues in her pregnancy with Luna and Miles as well.
Chrissy Teigen Reveals She Got Son Jack’s Name Tattooed on Wrist
“I had always had placenta problems,” she wrote. “I had to deliver Miles a month early because his stomach wasn’t getting enough food from my placenta. But this was my first abruption. We monitored it very closely, hoping for things to heal and stop.” Sadly, things would never heal.
Teigen said that the “fluid around Jack had become very low — he was barely able to float around. At some points, I swore it was so low I could lay on my back and feel his arms and legs from outside my belly.” As a result, it was impossible for Teigen to wait it out until the 28-week “safe zone” she and her doctors hoped she would make it too.
On September 30, Teigen and Legend would have to say goodbye to their baby boy. “He just wouldn’t survive this, and if it went on any longer, I might not either.”
Teigen admitted her experience was one she wanted to share because she wants other mothers experiencing what she experienced to know that they are not alone. That it is okay to feel immense sadness, but also openly talk about their loss if that is something that would help them grieve.
And as Teigen would later share on her Instagram story, right next to the tattoo she got in honor of John, Miles, and Luna, she got the name Jack tattooed on her wrist.
The mom also revealed that her friends had recently donated blood in honor of baby Jack. The donation is meant to replenish the seven pints of blood Teigen received during the multiple blood transfusions she received while in the hospital.
“I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after Luna and Miles,” Teigen told her fans. “And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”
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