LA News Anchor Opens About About Her Miscarriages and Why She's Leaving Her Job

“It's okay if it takes you a few days, a few weeks or a few months to grieve—perhaps a part of you never really stops.”
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November 6, 2018

“I am usually a very private person with my personal life, but I want to share something very personal because I know there are many other women and couples struggling with the same challenge.”

So begins a candid note from Christina Salvo, a news reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness news in southern California. The media journalist opened up about her struggle with miscarriage and the toll it has taken on her.

“In the last year and a half, my husband and I have experienced four miscarriages. They have each been devastating to us,” Salvo says. Ultimately, it led her to take a step back from her career.

“My experience on this journey has caused me to re-evaluate my priorities, and I have decided to take this time to step away from my career to focus on these next few years with the daughter I do have,” the mom explains.

While she didn’t go into the specifics, she replied to a fan saying she would be leaving “indefinitely for now.”

Inspired by other celebrities and public figures who have recently opened up about miscarriage, the reporter decided she wanted to follow suit.

“I know I have been helped by hearing other people’s stories of struggle and of hope. So although my husband and I aren’t at the end of our journey yet, I’m sharing this news with the hope that anyone in a similar situation will know you aren’t alone,” she explains. “And it’s okay if it takes you a few days, a few weeks or a few months to grieve—perhaps a part of you never really stops. The point is, no one can tell you how to feel because there is no right or wrong way to feel.”

Many have taken to the post to share kind words and well wishes for Salvo. The mom is doing one of the most important things you can do after suffering from a miscarriage: confronting her grief. Learn more on how to deal with the emotional aftermath of losing a pregnancy.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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