Jennifer Lawrence admitted having two miscarriages before turning 30
Jennifer Lawrence experienced two miscarriages before having a successful pregnancy.
The 32-year-old Oscar winner claims she got pregnant in her 20s and intended to have an abortion before she miscarried.
“I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal,” she revealed in the October issue of Vogue.
Some years later, while filming “Don’t Look Up.” Lawrence became pregnant again while married to Cooke Maroney. Despite her best efforts, she suffered another miscarriage and had to have dilation and curettage to remove the uterine tissue.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, Lawrence was forced to confront the effects of his past experiences.
“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant,” she said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”
After announcing their pregnancy in September 2021, Lawrence and Maroney finally had their baby in February 2022. She broke the news that her baby is a boy, whom she called Cy.
“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it’s so different for everybody. If I say, ‘It was amazing from the start,’ some people will think, ‘It wasn’t amazing for me at first,’ and feel bad. Fortunately I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, ‘It’s scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away.’ So I felt so prepared to be forgiving. I remember walking with one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and being like, ‘Everyone keeps saying that I will love my baby more than my cat. But that’s not true. Maybe I’ll love him as much as my cat?’”
Like everyone else, having a child altered her worldview.
“The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, ‘Now is day one of my life.’ I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, ‘Awwww, preciousssss.’”
“So many of my films in the past have been about my mother, my childhood. I wonder what will happen now that I’ll be witnessing somebody else’s childhood,” she added. “And I wonder what he’s going to be talking about with his therapist. ‘She wouldn’t put me down. She kisses me on the mouth. She asked me not to go to college.’”
The birth of her child profoundly altered Lawrence’s worldview.
“My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about,” she said. “I include my husband in that. And then they’re both just, like, out there — walking around, crossing streets. He’s gonna drive one day. He’s gonna be a stupid teenager and be behind the wheel of a car. And I’m just gonna be like, ‘Good night!’ You know? Like, who sleeps?”