Before giving birth to her twins, she suffered a miscarriage
Earlier this year, Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their twin boys into the world. Now the model reveals that she suffered a miscarriage before her last pregnancy.
Ashley Graham, 34, and her husband Justin Ervin enjoy family happiness with their three sons Isaac, 2, and twins Roman and Malachi, 4 months. Graham keeps posting snapshots with her children, giving an honest insight into her everyday mom life. In an essay she wrote for “Glamour”, the 34-year-old now makes a sad revelation: Shortly before her last pregnancy, she had a miscarriage.
Ashley Graham: “It was devastating”
After the start of the corona pandemic, Ashley moved with her husband and their then newborn son Isaac to her mother in Nebraska for several months. There she dealt with her body and was desperate because of her stretch marks. In retrospect, this would seem “ridiculous” to her, since a terrible stroke of fate was imminent.
After the small family returned to their native New York, Ashley and Justin decided to have another child. “I haven’t told you yet, but I became pregnant in January 2021, on my husband’s birthday. As it was my second pregnancy, the early signs were early, we were so excited,” writes Ashley Graham in the Essay.
But shortly thereafter, the model lost his baby: “At the end of February I had a miscarriage. It was devastating. It felt like one of the biggest losses I’ve ever had in my life.”
“The world expects us to handle our grief with grace”
Her son Isaac in particular helped her through this difficult time, because only the sight of him could “alleviate the pain”. “I can’t imagine how heartbreaking it must be for women who have not had children and for those who have had multiple miscarriages,” she notes. She also criticizes the treatment of women who have experienced such a serious loss: “The world expects us to move on and handle our grief with grace.”
The loss of her child ripped the rug from under her feet, and coping with grief was a difficult process. “I remember breaking down more than a few times and thinking, ‘How do women around the world do it? Because my story isn’t bigger than anyone else’s.'”
Source used: glamour.com