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Chrissy Teigen talks fertility challenges, pregnancy loss and moving forward, more news

Wonderwall Logo By Jennifer Odell of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 9: Chrissy Teigen is continuing to speak out about the loss she and John Legend experienced when their unborn son, Jack, died 20 weeks into her pregnancy last year. On Sept. 30, Chrissy shared a gut-wrenching post on social media from her hospital bed, revealing that the couple said "goodbye" to Jack after hours of unsuccessful attempts to stop dangerously heavy bleeding caused by a pregnancy complication. "... I just know that the way we shared it was super hard, and it was super hard for John. But for some reason, I knew that it would help a lot of people," she explained in a segment on "Today" this week. Chrissy, who shares a boy and a girl with John, later wrote a long and emotionally raw piece on Medium about what she'd gone through -- something that's rarely discussed publicly, despite its common occurrence. "There was one moment that really struck me, and that was being at the grocery store and somebody just quietly laying flowers in my cart," she recalled. "And then I realized that there's so many women that don't get this kind of attention because you just don't know that it happened to them. They're living through this privately and quietly, and it just was a big moment for me where I realized that I could be this person that people could see and look up to as somebody that had a platform, where their stories were going to be recognized." Chrissy said that she often felt like she had nowhere to turn with questions about the aftermath of the painful experience. That's why she's signed on as a spokesperson for Fertility Out Loud, which empowers people facing fertility challenges to get the support they need while making the subject less taboo. "I think the more we share our stories, the more people will realize that they connect with one of those stories," Chrissy said. "There's something so beautiful about that."

Chrissy Teigen teams up with Fertility Out Loud campaign after pregnancy loss

Chrissy Teigen is continuing to speak out about the loss she and John Legend experienced when their unborn son, Jack, died 20 weeks into her pregnancy last year. On Sept. 30, Chrissy shared a gut-wrenching post on social media from her hospital bed, revealing that the couple said "goodbye" to Jack after hours of unsuccessful attempts to stop dangerously heavy bleeding caused by a pregnancy complication. "... I just know that the way we shared it was super hard, and it was super hard for John. But for some reason, I knew that it would help a lot of people," she explained in a segment on "Today" this week. Chrissy, who shares a boy and a girl with John, later wrote a long and emotionally raw piece on Medium about what she'd gone through -- something that's rarely discussed publicly, despite its common occurrence. "There was one moment that really struck me, and that was being at the grocery store and somebody just quietly laying flowers in my cart," she recalled. "And then I realized that there's so many women that don't get this kind of attention because you just don't know that it happened to them. They're living through this privately and quietly, and it just was a big moment for me where I realized that I could be this person that people could see and look up to as somebody that had a platform, where their stories were going to be recognized." Chrissy said that she often felt like she had nowhere to turn with questions about the aftermath of the painful experience. That's why she's signed on as a spokesperson for Fertility Out Loud, which empowers people facing fertility challenges to get the support they need while making the subject less taboo. "I think the more we share our stories, the more people will realize that they connect with one of those stories," Chrissy said. "There's something so beautiful about that."

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