Shay Mitchell is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Matte Babel, and now she’s opening up about the miscarriage she had last year. In a new YouTube video called “Keeping a Secret,” Shay explains that the miscarriage is why she chose to wait six months before announcing her recent pregnancy.
“I chose to hold on until I announced because of the first time,” she says. “It didn’t go as I had hoped for, and it was extremely difficult. The first time that I was pregnant last year, Matte and I hadn’t been planning, it happened and we were really excited about it. I was like 14 weeks, at that point I had no idea the percentage of miscarriages. When it happened I was just, completely blindsided by it.”
Shay broke down while talking about the experience, explaining that she kept the ultrasound pics from her first pregnancy on her phone: “I still have those photos on my phone and I still have the doctor visits. And it’s weird because, I haven’t looked at them, obviously. But it’s not like I forgot about that happening, so of course I’m like super happy, but I still feel for that one that I lost.”
Shay first opened up about her miscarriage in a New Year’s post back in January 2019, writing “The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.”
This experience must have been so hard for Shay, so let’s collectively send lots of love her way.
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