Days after her husband, former Dancing With the Stars contestant James Van Der Beek revealed that she had endured another miscarriage, Kimberly Van Der Beek is opening up about the experience in her own words. As fans of DWTS and Van Der Beek family know, while James competed on the show, Kimberly suffered a miscarriage at 17 weeks pregnant.
Several months later, James shared that his wife experienced similar circumstances in June 2020. “This time, we kept the news to ourselves,” he wrote, in part, on Instagram. “But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in… the soul we’d been excited to welcome into the world had lessons for our family that did not include joining us in a living physical body.”
Now Kimberly Van Der Beek is sharing her experiences as well.
Along with a video of her recovering from one of the two brutal blood transfusions she endured over the last seven months, Kimberly shared how she was feeling as she continues to recover. The video was taken just seconds after arriving in the ER.
“A few seconds from my trip to the ER. Having had two blood transfusions in the last 7 months has been tough on my body. PLEASE if you have NATURAL TIPS to help integrate new blood I’m all ears. My biggest issue right now is my head really hurts (not like a headache- like new blood hurt), and I feel another infection in my respiratory system creeping up. (No I don’t have COVID, I was tested) which also happened after new blood last time.”
However, while the last two weeks have been really tough for Kimberly and her family, she says she’s “changing the story this time” around. Now she wants to provide useful information for those going through similar circumstances.
“It was a really tough two weeks and I am changing the story this time. I have some incredible healers in my life but I have also learned some of my favorite and most trusted wellness tips from Instagram,” Kimberly concluded. “Let me know your suggestions if you’ve healed naturally from blood transfusions. (I’ll share what helps along the way).”
It’s just like her husband said in his statement, “As I stood by, grateful for the good people who navigated the maze of regulations to save her life … something kept running through my head, again and again, which I now feel compelled to share; We’ve got to take better care of each other.”
Our thoughts remain with the Van Der Beek family as Kimberly continues to heal.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.