For the first time ever, Bethenny Frankel opens up about her miscarriage.
Here are some highlights:
"On finding out she was pregnant again at forty-one…
…Because my first pregnancy had been complicated, and because I was over 40, the doctor told me that I was “high risk” and needed to take it easy. So I took it so easy. I had to. I was still bleeding, and I was nauseated and uncomfortable—‘way worse than last time,’ I said to Jason. I felt seven months pregnant even though I was six weeks along.
On blaming herself once she found out about the miscarriage…
…'I got dressed, we met the doctor in his office, and I launched into it. “Is it because I’m busy? My lifestyle? Is this my fault?' I asked. He replied 'You’re 41. You had bleeding. There’s nothing you could have done.” And I hadn’t done anything. Since I’d found out, I’d been lying down for an hour or two every day and lettings others take up the slack. But I blamed myself—of course I did.'
On learning that it would have been a girl…
…All I heard was ‘female,’ and I fell to pieces. I was picturing Bryn with a little sister. Two little girls in rain boots.
We think it is so courageous and brave of her to speak about such a difficult and personal event in her life.
We applaud her for revealing such a painful chapter in her story without any inhibition.
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