Jana Kramer Opens Up About Pregnancy Loss

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Over the weekend, Jana Kramer revealed some personal news that affects nearly one million expectant mothers every year.

In a heart-wrenching social media post, she announced that she had a miscarriage.

“This unfortunately isn’t my first loss,” she wrote. “When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop, but I know for reasons like this we have to wait.

“For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other.”

The post included her ultrasound picture and link to a friend’s blog that expresses the grief most mothers feel following a pregnancy loss.

“I don’t want, ‘I’m sorry’ or sympathy,” she said. “I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not.”

Dr. Zev Williams, the author of a 2015 survey on pregnancy loss, says expectant mothers who experience miscarriages feel less lonely when celebrities share their personal stories of grief. He told Time that believes there is a public need for greater awareness and deeper knowledge about the complication.

Kramer and Michael Caussin’s daughter Jolie Rae turns two on Jan. 31.

Today I am 1-3. I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle. I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not. This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait. So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently…and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now. For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other. You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you…and all of us are (and guys too. We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too). And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God, my girlfriend @alittlebitfancy says them for me. But in her Words and her story on her loss. It’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. I know for me it helped. Head over to her page. Her link is in the bio and also in my bio. I love you guys. #yourenotalone

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Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.