The American singer & songwriter Christina Perri excitedly shared about her pregnancy on her Instagram. Her 2-year old daughter is the subject of her post. She posted a beautiful photo of Carmella on a beach while wearing a shirt with a colorful rainbow on it and a statement written: “Big Sister to be”.
She also added on her post that a rainbow baby is coming – rainbow baby is a term used to describe a baby born after a loss of an infant.
She had a miscarriage a week before they planned to announce her pregnancy on social media. It was six months ago when she shared about the miscarriage she had. It was supposed to be her second baby with Paul Costabile. On her post, she had the baby for 11 weeks.
When she posted it, she also raised about not being ashamed of having a miscarriage. She wants to encourage people through her post that there is nothing wrong with having a miscarriage. Although she said that she is deeply sad about the loss of her baby, she believes that it is not a thing to be ashamed of.
“We are shocked and completely heartbroken,” stated in her Instagram post.
“I want to continue to help change the story and stigma around miscarriage, secrecy, and shame. I am so sad, but not ashamed.” She explained. The singer also added in her post how she is reminded that women are amazing and powerful at making life and healing.
‘To all the mothers who have been here and who will be here, I see you, and I love you.” stated at the end of her post.
Many other artists and moms who went through the same thing supported her.
Opening up to through her social media has been her strongest ally in times of difficulties in her life. The people who reached out to her made her feel that she’s not alone.
Last year, she also revealed that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth to her first baby.
Postpartum depression is most common among new moms. They usually feel overly sad, depressed, and mood swings. Depression can take a long time, and the support from other people can be helpful.
The singer shared that around Christmas, she stopped breastfeeding as she felt so sad and dark. Then, she added that talking about it is really helpful. The support from other moms who experienced it as well made her strong enough to go through it. She then shared that more than 150,000 moms and other people reached her out, which made her overwhelmed.