Kimberly Van Der Beek is over the moon with baby no. 6-!
Kimberley and her husband, James Van Der Beek, welcomed a son on Monday, naming him Jeremiah Van Der Beek.
In an Instagram post Kimberly wrote: “Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek ❤️ (We’ve been calling him Remi, btw – not “dinosaur” ????)
“After experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row (both at 17+ weeks), we kept this one quiet. Truthfully, I was terrified when I found out.”
“But we found a doctor here in Texas who diagnosed the last two as having been caused by an: ‘incompetent cervix’ (I asked him what kind of misogynistic old dude invented that term and he laughed – which made me like him even more. Now it’s called a #WeakenedCervix).”
“A simple surgical cerclage was done, removed at full-term, @vanderkimberly gave birth naturally on the ranch… and here we are. The medical books say to only look at a cerclage as an option after three late-term losses. Our doctor recommends considering it after one. Spread the word.”
“Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons. The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one.”
“P.s. – To everyone in our community – both local and extended – who knew about our journey and honored our desire for privacy… thank you. May that respect and karma come back to y’all 1000-fold ????) Life is beautiful ❤️”
The couple spoke on the loss back in May after Kimberly suffered a miscarriage at 17½ weeks in June 2020, less than a year after losing another baby boy 17 weeks into the pregnancy in November 2019.
“My life was on the line,” says Kimberly, 39, who suffered her fourth pregnancy loss in November 2019 and her fifth in June 2020. “What saved my life was blood transfusions, people who donated blood. Without them, I probably would not be here.”
“There’s a lot of shock, absolute dread, disbelief and then helplessness accompanied by fear,” says James of witnessing his wife’s struggles. “But you go through it and you take it breath by breath. You have to let it unfold at a pace that works for you.”v
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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