Read on to find out about what Jessie J calls “the loneliest feeling in the world.”
Written by Holly Pigache
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In an emotional post on Instagram, the 33-year-old British pop star, Jessie J, announced her pregnancy has terminated in a miscarriage.
Feeling “heartbroken… after going for my 3rd scan [I was] told there was no longer a heartbeat,” she begins. Reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster many people TTC experience, she continues: “I feel like I have no control over my emotions. I may regret posting this. I may not.”
For Jessie J, sharing her miscarriage on Instagram felt like the right thing at the time. Perhaps the post will have disappeared by the weekend, perhaps not.
Knowing whether to share news (positive and negative) with friends on social media (and if so, when) can be a minefield but remember there’s no pressure to share anything you don’t want to. Your experiences are yours alone, and whilst we admire Jessie J’s courage to disclose her grief to her fans, there is no right way to process family-building setbacks.
“To get pregnant was a miracle in itself,” says Jessie J, “I decided to have a baby on my own because it’s all I’ve ever wanted”. Whilst her miscarriage has come as a “shock” and her “sadness is overwhelming”, the singer cherished being pregnant and says it’s something “I know I will have again.”
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Jessie J concludes her post with a heartfelt message: “I know millions of women all over the world have felt this pain and way worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t.”
When family-building plans are shattered, it can be “the loneliest feeling in the world” but there are people who can offer care, guidance and a helping hand.