Evelyn Lozada was heartbroken when she visited her OB/GYN appointment to receive the worst news imaginable for an expectant mother. And Evelyn shared her pregnancy nightmare with the world when her show, Livin’ Lozada, included the news about her miscarriage, reported People.
Also known for starring in Basketball Wives, the 39-year-old reality TV star revealed that it was even more shocking for her because her pregnancy had begun in such a positive way.
“When I went to my first appointment, everything looked great. My progesterone levels were good,” said Evelyn.
Lozada has a son, Carl Leo, who is 15-months-old, with fiancé L.A. Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford. In addition, she is the mother to 21-year-old Shaniece.
Carl and Evelyn weren’t planning her second pregnancy, but they were instantly enthusiastic about the news, added Lozada.
“You get that pregnancy test and you’re instantly so connected,” she admitted. “I was already wondering if it was going to be a girl this time.”
But even as she mused over whether it would be a boy or girl, the next doctor’s appointment revealed the bad news.
“My hormone levels were dropping,” revealed Evelyn. “My doctor said, ‘Let’s just see what happens and if anything changes.’ “
Lozada’s reduction in her hormone levels often indicate pregnancy concerns.
“At my next appointment, my ultrasound went from looking really perfect and beautiful to looking pear-shaped,” recalled Evelyn. “You could just tell, it didn’t look normal.”
Then her doctor told her that her miscarriage would occur between a day to a week. And that, adds Lozada, was the most difficult of all.
“For me the most heartbreaking thing was knowing that it could take up to a day to maybe a week for it to happen. I became so obsessed with it. I kept taking pregnancy tests and one would come out positive, then one would come out negative. It was so hard not knowing when I’d lose the baby.”
Trying to help her stay positive, Evelyn’s family suggested she continue with a planned photo shoot. But Lozada’s miscarriage began there, just 48 hours after her doctor had told her about the heartbreak ahead.
“I had to stop the photo shoot and just lay down,” said Evelyn. “It was hard.”
Lozada feels that every woman, regardless of how much support and love she receives from family and friends, must cope alone with this type of tragedy.
“It’s just something that a woman deals with alone. You have a million and one questions in your mind as to what happened. You just feel responsible. It’s your body. It’s a loss that only you can relate to.”
And intellectually, Evelyn knows that it is not anything she did, despite her emotional trauma.
“It’s nothing that you ate, or did; it’s not your age. One out of all four to five pregnancies end in miscarriage,” Lozada emphasized. “I have three girlfriends and it’s literally happened to each and every one of them.”
Evelyn previously has spoken out about domestic violence. Just as she has been an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, Lozada wants to help others by being candid about her miscarriage.
And Evelyn’s goal is, that by sharing her heartbreak, other women will feel comforted by Lozada’s story, reported MSN.
“Getting the news that my hormone levels dropped was/is devastating! Hardest thing ever!” shared Evelyn on social media. “Thank you to everyone who tuned in!! It’s a true blessing to share my life, my new beginning and all that it encompasses.”
Lozada isn’t alone in using her reality TV show platform to try to help others. As the Inquisitr reported, Jacqueline Laurita, a former star of Real Housewives Of New Jersey, is tackling cyber bullying of autistic children. Mother of an autistic son, Jacqueline has been outspoken about her focus on changing the world’s perception of autism.
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