Shawn Johnson: I Felt ‘Responsible’ For Miscarrying

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Shawn Johnson opened up concerning the emotional results of struggling a miscarriage simply hours after she discovered she was anticipating a baby with husband Andrew East.

“The day I used to be informed we had been miscarrying, I felt responsible,” Johnson, 25, mentioned in a YouTube video titled “After the Miscarriage” posted on Monday, October 23. “I felt unhappy and I bear in mind telling Andrew, ‘I’m sorry I misplaced your child.’ I felt prefer it was one thing that I did,” she recalled within the 17-minute video. “I didn’t care for the newborn nicely sufficient, or I used to be stressed an excessive amount of, or I didn’t take the precise prenatal nutritional vitamins.”

“It was all these totally different guilts and ideas and adverse emotions like I failed my child,” the gymnast continued. “I felt like I used to be [un]inhabitable.”

As beforehand reported, Johnson revealed in a YouTube video on Saturday, October 21, that she and East had misplaced their child. “So, it’s been a curler coaster of some days. We simply acquired again from the physician and I’m now not pregnant. In some way, I misplaced the being pregnant already. It sucks. It’s positively no enjoyable, guys … and having a physician affirm that we miscarried doesn’t really feel good,” Johnson mentioned. “I’ve cried sufficient right this moment, I don’t have to cry anymore.”

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“The previous 48 hours have been among the happiest, scariest, and saddest occasions of my life,” the Olympic gold medalist captioned the unique video. “My husband Andrew and I came upon that we had been unexpectedly pregnant, solely to search out out hours later some tragic information. I’ve been crying greater than I ever have, however am nonetheless optimistic for what’s subsequent.”

The couple acquired engaged at Wrigley Discipline in Chicago in July 2015 after the soccer participant acquired down on one knee on the mound in entrance of a whole stadium filled with followers. “I’m the luckiest woman in the whole world!” she informed Us solely on the time. “He was appearing so bizarre all day and was so quiet however I shrugged it off as a result of I used to be so petrified of throwing the primary pitch!” The pair wed in a Nashville ceremony in April 2016.

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