Married at first sight reality star Jamie Otis is not in a giddy mood as she shares her heartbreak after having a chemical pregnancy.
The 32year old said she had experienced a chemical pregnancy just a few days after she had happily shared the result of a pregnancy test that she hoped was positive via pictures on her Instagram.
A chemical pregnancy is an early pregnancy loss that occurs shortly after the foetus is implanted.
“Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months, but the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting,” Jamie began.
“Then over the night full blown everything – if you know what I mean. I’m a nurse, so I had my suspicions, but my midwife confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy,” Jamie continued. “I don’t know why some people have it seems so easy to get preggers & carry their babies to term and others struggle? What I do know is that I am so, so thankful for this little girl [and her daddy] right here. It’s like she knew mommy was in so much pain bc she just wanted to be held and snuggled all night long,”
The star thanked her fans for supporting her through prayers and positive energies. She wrote “We have to wait for a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now. …has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want – the only healing thought – is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?! This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan & the same feelings have come back.”
Jamie Otis and Dough Hehner who got married on the married at first sight show had previously lost a baby boy in July 2016 before they finally had little Gracey in 2017.
Earlier in April, Jamie had announced that she and her husband had decided to try having a second baby. According to Otis, it took a lot for them to reach that decision.
“This is TMI, but it hurt so bad that it wasn’t even physically possible to do it,” Otis wrote. “But we have finally been able to be intimate!!! …it’s only taken eight months for it to stop hurting. (This is the kind of stuff no one talks about so I had no idea how bad it’d be!!) …But we’re finally working on makin’ Gracie a little sibling to play with.”
After welcoming baby Gracie in 2017, Jamie had said exclusively to PEOPLE, “I’m not usually superstitious, but I definitely think Henley was a gift from her big brother.”
Jamie’s husband also expressed excitement over the birth of his daughter. “Everything’s come naturally so far,” Hehner said. “I never changed a diaper in my life or swaddled [a baby]. [It’s amazing] how quickly instinct takes over. My first time is holding Henley; I couldn’t believe how much love I had for her in such a short amount of time.”
It has been a bumpy ride to parenting for this couple, but we do hope that sooner than later, they should be welcoming baby number two and making Gracie a big sister.