Former Olympian Shawn Johnson shares story of miscarriage

Shawn Johnson Opens Up About Her Miscarriage on YouTube

"The video shows the highs to lows as two digital home pregnancy tests are shown as positive and Johnson tearfully exclaiming "(Andrew)'s going to be a daddy".

The video begins with Shawn and her husband: "Today's video is a little bit sensitive", she says, "It's not the happiest video, but we feel like a lot of people go through this so we wanted to share it". "Losing a baby, no matter how far along, is never easy ❤️❤️ you guys will be incredible parents one day and that baby will have so much love".

"It's been an emotional roller coaster", Johnson said in the video.

Unfortunately, the good news was short-lived, as Johnson revealed that she'd been experiencing bad stomach pains and bleeding.

Andrew added: "We were scared.we [weren't sure were ready for it], but then we started talking about it and getting excited about it". Can it still happen? "No", she says and smiles. She went on to explain that she had been feeling sick, possibly with morning sickness, which led her to take several pregnancy tests.

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At the end of the video, Johnson and East show some baby clothes they had already purchased, including tiny Converse sneakers that served as her way of letting him know she was pregnant.

A painful story was shared by couple Shawn Johnson and Andrew East on Saturday, Oct. 21, on their YouTube account.

Johnson, who has often shared uplifting messages about her Christian faith, did offer an inspiring note at the end of the video for herself and anyone experiencing the same emotions. The doctor assures her, "There's no blaming", and explains that the miscarriage was caused most likely a chromosomal anomaly that made the pregnancy unviable. "My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news".

"The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life", she wrote. Another added, "Wow.I don't think I've ever met anyone so fearless in my entire life". She's a champion in every sense of the world, and the comfort and solidarity she's no doubt provided for many fans is a gift.



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