- Chrissy Teigen has revealed she’s pregnant again after ‘1 billion shots’, revealing she had IVF.
- The model – who is married to John Legend – also posted a photo of her baby bump.
- Teigen said she was nervous to share the news after her pregnancy loss in 2020.
Chrissy Teigen is pregnant again.
The model shared the happy news via Instagram on Wednesday along with a photo of her baby bump.
“The past few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again,” she captioned.
Teigen suffered a pregnancy loss in September 2020 and has been candid about the heartbreak she and her husband John Legend experienced.
In her new Instagram post, Teigen wrote that she and Legend are once again on the road after “1 billion shots,” suggesting that they used fertility treatments like IVF to conceive. The couple underwent IVF to conceive their first children, Luna, 5, and Miles, 4.
Teigen, 36, also noted in the Instagram post that she was nervous about sharing the news after her devastating experience.
“Each date I’d say to myself, ‘Ok if he’s healthy today I’ll announce,’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief hearing a heartbeat and decide I’m still too nervous,” Teigen captioned it.
“I don’t think I’ll ever walk away from a date with more excitement than nerves, but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I feel hopeful and amazing,” she added. “Okay, it was too hard to hold it for so long!”
In February, Teigen revealed that she had another round of IVF in hopes of getting pregnant again.
“Just wanted to let you know that I’m deep into another IVF cycle to save as many eggs as I can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos,” she captioned Instagram Position. “Honestly I don’t mind the shots…makes me feel like a doctor/chemist…but the bloating is a bitch.”
Teigen then asked her followers to stop asking her if she was pregnant.
“Although I know it’s said with enthusiasm, good intentions, it sucks to hear it because I’m the opposite of pregnant!” she wrote “But please stop asking people, anyone, if they’re pregnant. I’d rather be the one to tell you than some poor woman to look you in the eye with tears and you’ll finally know.”
Miscarriage is common but still stigmatized
After Teigen and Legend lost their expectant son Jack in 2020, Teigen wrote that the couple was “shocked and in deep pain that you can only hear.” on Instagram.
The cookbook author was about halfway through her pregnancy — or about 20 to 24 weeks — with the couple’s third child, was put on bed rest in early September 2020, and then hospitalized later that month for severe bleeding related to a weak placenta.
“Bags and bags” of blood transfusions [weren’t] enough” to save the pregnancy, he wrote.
Pregnancy loss is common, with 10% to 20% of them pregnancies that end in miscarriage, or loss before 20 weeks of gestation. It is possibly even more common, as it occurs in some women before they even realize they are pregnant.
Stillbirth, or a pregnancy loss that occurs after 20 weeks, is less common, affecting about 1 in 160 pregnancies, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that still makes it one of the most common negative pregnancy outcomes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports.
About Half of miscarriages happen due to random abnormalities in a fetus. Less is known about the causes of stillbirth, in part because they are not consistently assessed and monitored in hospitals and clinics.
Conception after pregnancy loss
Physical recovery from a loss as far-reaching as Teigen’s can be similar to recovery from childbirth, taking four to six weeks, Insider previously reported.
While the body can heal, for many women, the mental and emotional impact is long-lasting. A study found that 20% of women who miscarry have symptoms of anxiety or depression, and for most, these symptoms last one to three years, affecting their quality of life and future pregnancies.
However, at least 85% of women who experience miscarriages have a subsequent successful pregnancy, as do 75% of those who have two or three losses, according to American Pregnancy Association. Less is known about the possibility of pregnancy after stillbirth, as only about half of couples who have suffered seek pregnancy again, a study were found.