Chrissy Teigen Marks Her Late Son’s Due Date and Opens Up About Endometriosis
This week Chrissy Teigen is honoring what would have been the due date of her late son Jack.
In a series of emotional tweets, she explained that she had felt “a bit off” this week and was getting ready for endometriosis surgery. “My little jack would have been born this week so I’m a bit off," Teigen wrote in the first tweet. “I truly feel kicks in my belly, but it’s not phantom. I have surgery for endometriosis tomorrow…but the period feeling this month is exactly like baby kicks. Sigh.”
Teigen suffered a pregnancy loss at 20 weeks in late September due to complications.
In her second tweet, she continued, “Look at this. I’ll pretend it’s him saying hi - it never stops." Alongside it, she posted a video of her moving stomach.
Her third tweet asked her fans and followers for information about experiences with endometriosis-related surgery. “What is the recovery-difficulty level?” she asked.
Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside of it, on and around the pelvic and abdominal organs. The condition can cause fertility struggles, something Teigen and her husband John Legend have been open about in the past.
Teigen and Legend are also parents to daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2. Jack would have been the couple’s third child.
In late December, she posted an image of herself and talked about how she’s still processing the loss. “This is me and my body, just yesterday. Even though I’m no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been. And I have no idea why I still have this bump, honestly. It’s frustrating. But I’m proud of where this entire journey took my body and mind in other ways. I love being pregnant, so so much, and I’m sad I never will be again. But I am lucky to have two amazing little ones who are transforming into big little people more and more every single day. Anyhoo. Love u guys.”
Teigen has always been open around her struggles to conceive, with depression, and now with a devastating pregnancy loss. While the grief can be overwhelming, her openness and commemoration of Jack’s due date serves as a reminder to other women who may be struggling that they are not alone.