Chrissy Teigen Says She Had an Abortion Not Miscarriage in 2020
Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage was actually an abortion.
During a discussion in Beverly Hills on Sept. 15, Teigen revealed that what she and many newspapers reported as a miscarriage in her 20th week of pregnancy was actually an abortion she chose to save her life.
“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make a lot of difficult and heartbreaking decisions. It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention,” Teigen told The Hollywood Reporter.
Teigen said, “Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion, An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago.”
Tiegen verified her statement, writing, “I told you all we had a miscarriage because I thought that was what it was. But it was an abortion, and we were heartbroken and grateful all at once. It just took me over a year to realise it.”
Dr. Diane Horvath, an OBGYN who specialises in later abortions, says they often resemble miscarriages.
“What procedure we use to provide an abortion later in pregnancy depends on a variety of factors — the patient’s medical history; the gestation of the pregnancy; the conditions that the fetus might have — and that all goes in to whether or not we do an induction of labor or a surgical procedure,” Horvath told. “I cannot comment on what Chrissy Teigen experienced, but I will say that beyond a certain point in pregnancy for most people, (an abortion later in pregnancy) would be a labor induction.”
Horvath said the same meds and process used to induce a later abortion are utilised to initiate labour for a viable pregnancy or a stillborn foetus.
She explained, “They’re identical, It takes several days, because we want to allow the body to move through the labor process gently and slowly because we know it works and it’s safe. So we spend a few days helping the cervix open and soften and then we give medication to produce contractions much in the same way as if you were inducing a labor at term for a living pregnancy.
“It is the same care we would give somebody who comes in the hospital and has a fetal demise,” she explained.
Horvath said patients who undergo abortions later in pregnancy often consider them miscarriages.