LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (Karen Butler) — Actress Eva Amurri Martino revealed this weekend she has miscarried her second child after nine weeks.
She and her husband Kyle Martino announced they were expecting another baby at their daughter Marlowe Mae’s first birthday earlier this month. The pregnancy seemed to be going well until Martino went for a routine ultrasound and her doctor told her the devastating news.
“The baby’s heart was no longer beating. Just like that, it was all over ,” Martino wrote on her Happily Eva After blog Saturday.
“What was so shocking to me is how common miscarriages are, versus how little I hear them talked about. I’m not sure if this is because people are ashamed to suffer this loss, or whether the loss is simply too painful to share (I can see how this could be the case also,)” Martino explained.
“To anybody enduring similar heartache, I will tell you what I’m feeling and processing as a result of this loss: A lot of confusion, some anger, deep sadness, and also an immense amount of gratitude. … I have realized in the past forty-eight hours how incredibly grateful I am for the magic that I have in my life,” she said. “I have the most amazingly supportive husband, and two loving families. I have wonderful friends, who have brought me nearly to my knees with their care and compassion during this hard time. And most of all, I have a healthy and happy daughter who I can hold in my arms and whisper in to her ear how much I adore her and how blessed I feel that I was lucky enough to bring her in to the world. I have so much. Of course what I don’t have, and what I never will have, is this one little angel who has slipped away from me.”