‘We lost our baby girl’: Singer Christina Perri says her ‘rainbow baby’ was ‘born silent’
In January, the singer revealed she had suffered a miscarriage at 11 weeks. In July, Perri announced that she was expecting a “rainbow baby,” a term for a baby born after a miscarriage or loss of an infant.
Singer Christina Perri has suffered a pregnancy loss in her third trimester.
The ”Thousand Years” singer, 34, revealed on Instagram Tuesday her daughter with comedian husband Paul Costabile was “born silent,” days after the star was admitted to the hospital with pregnancy complications.
“Last night we lost our baby girl,” Perri wrote. ”She was born silent after fighting so hard to make it to our world. She is at peace now and will live forever in our hearts.”
The couple shared a solemn photo of holding their baby girl’s tiny hand. Their daughter was due in January.
Perri and Costabile also share daughter Carmella, 2.
In January, the singer said her family was “shocked and completely heartbroken” after she suffered a miscarriage at 11-weeks.
“I am so sad but not ashamed,” Perri wrote on Twitter at the time. ”I am ever reminded how amazing and powerful women are at making life and at healing. To all the mothers who have been here and who will be here, I see you and I love you.”
She added: “I am so sad but not discouraged. When the time feels right we will try again, but today, we mourn our little life lost.”
In July, Perri announced that she was expecting a “rainbow baby,” a term for a baby born after a miscarriage or loss of an infant. ”Carmella is gonna be a big sister,” she wrote in her pregnancy reveal on Instagram.
However, the “Jar of Hearts” singer faced more pregnancy complications. On Nov. 11, Perri was hospitalized after her unborn child experienced some “issues.”
“Hey friends. Well, nothing ever goes as we plan,” Perri wrote on her Instagram Stories, according to a screenshot from People Magazine. “Baby is having an issue, so I’m gonna be here till it’s time for baby to come out. Which might have to be very soon. Which is very early.”
Perri updated her fans later in the day, tweeting, “I’m able to go home and monitor baby closely. Baby will still have some challenging issues when they arrive but hopefully I can stay pregnant a bit longer.”
Earlier this month, Perri opened up about how her outlook on pregnancy changed following her miscarriage.
“I truly am grateful to be pregnant and grateful to be a woman,” she wrote on Instagram Nov. 9. “I am so blown away by what our bodies can do. I don’t know if I’ll ever be pregnant again, so this time I’m going to celebrate and honor my pregnancy, my baby & my beautiful body.”
Perri adds to a growing list of stars, including Chrissy Teigen, Duchess Meghan, Hilaria Baldwin and Meghan McCain, that have shared their grief with the world to help change the stigma of secrecy and shame surrounding pregnancy loss and miscarriages.
According to Mayo Clinic, ”about 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.
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