You know those Bethenny Frankel pregnant with baby #2 rumors? Well, it turns out they were true. Unfortunately she suffered a miscarriage and blamed herself.
In Glamour‘s July issue, Bethenny opened up about her second pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage, saying, “Because my first pregnancy had been complicated, and because I was over 40, the doctor told me that I was “high risk” and needed to take it easy. So I took it so easy. I had to.”
She continued, “I was still bleeding, and I was nauseated and uncomfortable—’way worse than last time,’ I said to Jason. I felt seven months pregnant even though I was six weeks along. And because we hadn’t planned this, I felt unprepared, like we had so much to do to get ready for this baby. Still, I was excited, if cautiously so, with the words high risk ringing in my ears.”
Sadly, she lost the baby despite her best efforts and her doctor told her, “‘You’re 41. You had bleeding. There’s nothing you could have done.’”
She added, “And I hadn’t done anything. Since I’d found out, I’d been lying down for an hour or two every day and lettings others take up the slack. But I blamed myself—of course I did.”
Bethenny was saddened even further when testing revealed that her second child would have been a girl. She said, “He told me that the tests came back as ‘female fetus, normal.’ He was reading off a chart, reassuring me that there wasn’t some chromosomal abnormality. But all I heard was ‘female,’ and I fell to pieces. I was picturing Bryn with a little sister. Two little girls in rain boots.”
Bethenny came to grips with the situation, realizing timing might not have been right: “Afterward, I went through a range of emotions. There was something so sad about it—that there had been a life there, and then suddenly it was not there. There was also, I have to admit, a bit of relief that I wouldn’t be starting my new TV job seven months pregnant. And then there was immense guilt at the relief.”
So will Bethenny and Jason try again for baby #2? She said, “I’m healthy and could try again. But I don’t want to be a ‘trying’ person. If it’s meant to be, it will happen.”