"I’m not sharing this [because] I feel sorry for myself or I want others to tell me they feel sorry for me," she wrote. "I don’t feel sorry for myself." Instead, she is sad for "what could've been."
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She said that one of the reasons she chose to share her heartbreak in this moment is because of what she sees as a fundamental shift in social media lately, likely spurred in large part by such movements as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
"I’m so uplifted and encouraged by the way I’m seeing social media change," she wrote. "Change from being a place where everyone shares the highlights of their life and now being a place where people share the good & the bad - the smiles & the tears."
She then broke down the detailed and graphic story of how she lost her baby, which happened one morning in her bedroom.
"I was in complete shock when it happened," she said. "And the utter exhaustion that took over my body in the few days after that was almost debilitating."
But the main reason she chose to share this story publicly was for other women who've experienced this struggle, or any struggle that involves the loss of a pregnancy.
"I’m writing this post to let others know who have experienced pregnancy loss know that I see you & feel you," she said. "I know that my loss is not the same as someone who’s had a stillbirth or lost a baby at 20 weeks. Or someone who has been trying to conceive for years. But what I found so shocking about my experience is that it affected me so much harder than I could have imagined."