Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford are heartbroken over the loss of their baby boy to a late-term miscarriage. Wed in 2012, Kiele had been thrilled about the birth of their first child in November. But Sanchez and Gilford’s joy has changed to sorrow with their loss from the miscarriage, reported MSN.
“We regretfully confirm that Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez recently lost their child to a late-term miscarriage,” said Kiele and her husband’s spokesperson. “No additional details will be made available. We thank everyone in advance for their sensitivity and discretion during this difficult time.”
Sanchez and Gilford acted together in The Purge: Anarchy in 2014. The actress also is known for her Lost role as Nikki, while Gilford starred on Friday Night Lights as Matt Saracen. Kiele had excitedly shared the news that she was pregnant with their first baby in summer during the promotion of Kingdom at the Television Critics Association press tour.
And Sanchez is not the only celebrity to experience the heartbreak that comes with a miscarriage, reported the Bump.
Beyoncé, Mariah Carey & Celine Dion Suffered Miscarriages
Gwyneth Paltrow shared that her third pregnancy ended in a life-threatening miscarriage. Although Gwyneth admits her children ask for a baby, the memory of that third pregnancy and near-death experience still remain with her.
Also still heartbroken over her miscarriage is Beyoncé Knowles.
Beyoncé listened to the heartbeat of her child, and even chose names for the baby. And then came the tragedy.
“I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. The week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life [called Heartbeat]. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album… it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”
British pop singer Lily Allen suffered a miscarriage and then, two years later, a stillbirth.
“It was horrendous and something I would not wish on my worst enemy,” said Allen. “I never will get over it… one of the hardest things that can happen to a person.”
And although she and husband Sam Cooper now cherish their two daughters, they still remember their losses.
Actress Courteney Cox shared that she had miscarriages prior to having her beloved daughter Coco, and Mariah Carey also suffered a miscarriage before giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Eight weeks into her second pregnancy, reality TV star Bethenny Frankel suffered a miscarriage. Bethenny, who has a daughter named Bryn, admitted that prior to the experience, she truly did not understand what it meant to have the tragedy. But after Frankel went through the heartbreak, now she realizes just how it feels.
“Not until you really go through it, do you understand what it means. In your head, it’s a person that could never be. You blame yourself as a woman,” said Bethenny.
Celine Dion now has twins by using IVF. But before that, Celine also suffered a miscarriage. Dion described it as enervating both mentally and physically.
What Causes Miscarriages?
About 15 percent of confirmed pregnancies result in miscarriages, according to Parenting.
For most women, it happens once, and they then have a healthy baby. Moreover, the cause usually isn’t even known for sure. However, women who have multiple miscarriages may have a health issue that is causing the tragedy.
Causes may include mismatched chromosomes or problems with the uterus or cervix. A condition such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or an illness that is not being treated, such as a thyroid problem or diabetes, also can cause a miscarriage.
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