WWE's Carmella details heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy experience a month after an early miscarriage
Carmella wrote on Instagram: "For anyone dealing with ANY type of pregnancy loss, I want you to know your feelings and emotions are valid, there is NOTHING wrong with you and you are not alone."
A month after an early miscarriage, WWE superstar Carmella has suffered another pregnancy loss. The tragic news was shared by the 35-year-old wrestler herself in a heartbreaking Instagram post, hours back, and which featured a photo of Carmella (Real Name: Leah Van Dale) in a hospital bed. A lengthy note accompanied as she went on to detail how she was treated for ectopic pregnancy - a rare pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus.
Carmella Shares Ectopic Pregnancy Experience
Carmella bravely documented her hard journey on Instagram, admitting how she decided to share her painful story as October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: "I've gone back and forth with myself about posting this because I'm not looking for any sort of sympathy, but since today is the last day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I wanted to share my story. Today, I was treated for an ectopic pregnancy."
Carmella also revealed how she suffered from an early miscarriage in September: "I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially after suffering from an early miscarriage in September. Nothing can prepare you for this news after getting a positive pregnancy test. I was cautiously optimistic this time around after the early loss I had already experienced, but was hoping for the best." Furthermore, Carmella elaborated on her ectopic pregnancy treatment: "I spent 12 hours in the ER on Saturday when I started experiencing some sharp pains on my left side. After several tests and ultrasounds, I was given the devastating news that this was, in fact, an abnormal pregnancy."
As for why she decided to speak up, Carmella mentioned recently watching Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever comedy special - in which the popular comedian speaks openly about miscarriage - with husband and WWE commentator Corey Graves: "The reason I'm sharing all of this is because in the moment it feels so isolating. Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this? My husband and I watched @ilizas new comedy special last week and she spoke openly about her miscarriage. I immediately burst into tears. She went on to explain that we should be speaking more openly about this topic so we, as women, don't blame ourselves and think there's something wrong with us. I want to do the same. I'm part of this statistic and it's happening to me."
In conclusion, Carmella - who also shared a few uplifting quotes posters when it comes to the grief, coping with losing a baby - shared a poignant message for those who have suffered pregnancy loss: "Again, I'm not looking for sympathy, I know I'll eventually recover from all of this mentally, physically and emotionally. For anyone dealing with ANY type of pregnancy loss, I want you to know your feelings and emotions are valid, there is NOTHING wrong with you and you are not alone."
Check out Carmella's Instagram post on her ectopic pregnancy a month after suffering from an early miscarriage below:
We have nothing but love for Carmella and hope she has a speedy recovery.
Corey Graves to Carmella: I'm Proud of You
Taking to the comments section, Carmella's husband Corey Graves shared a simple and sweet message for his darling wife: "I love you so much. I'm proud of you." Carmella's good friends from WWE, The Bella Twins, also sent their love. While Nikki Bella commented, "So sorry Leah, I can't even imagine your pain right now. Saying prayers for you. Thank you for being so honest and sharing this. You will help so many women that are going through this or have gone through this. Us women need each other to lean on. Love you," Brie Bella wrote, "I'm so sorry!! So brave of you to share this!! Sending so much love."
Barbie Blank aka WWE's Kelly Kelly commented, "Babe my heart is with you, nobody can ever prepare you for the loss of your baby but im so proud of you for talking about and bringing awareness to this. That is the most heroic thing you could ever do," while Big E wrote, "I'm so sorry, Leah." While Naomi commented, "wish I could hug you right now love you sis," Natalya wrote, "Leah, I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you. Love you so much."
Vickie Guerrero commented, "Sending you so much love! I have miscarried too and the loss is a dark void….take care of yourself," while Maria Kanellis wrote, "Sending you so much love. I'm sorry for your loss." While Torrie Wilson commented, "oh babe I'm so sorry. sending you a big hug," Titus O'Neil wrote, "I love you and @wwegraves and will be praying for your strength through this." Brandi Rhodes commented, "Sending you the biggest warmest hug." Maryse commented with a heart emoji while Natalie Eva Marie shared folded hands emojis to send her love to Carmella.
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