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Chrissy Teigen shares heartbreaking new details of baby Jack's passing

Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
16 September 2022
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Chrissy Teigen has shared further details of the heartbreaking death of her son Jack, revealing that it was a "life-saving abortion" and not a miscarriage.

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"Let's just call it what it was: It was an abortion," she said in front of a crowd on Thursday at Propper Daley's A Day of Unreasonable Conversation summit. "An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance."

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"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," she shared.

Chrissy had previously labeled his death, due to a partial placenta abruption, as a pregnancy loss but shared on Thursday that it was only a few months ago that she "put together" that it was an abortion.

"I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn't made sense of it that way," she continued.

"I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage. And I became really frustrated that I didn't, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion."

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared their tragic news in September

Last month Chrissy revealed she and husband John Legend were expecting another baby.

Taking to Instagram, the former model shared a gorgeous mirror selfie giving center stage to her baby bump.

"The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way", she wrote.

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Chrissy announced her pregnancy news via Instagram

"Every appointment I've said to myself, 'ok if it's healthy today I'll announce' but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I'm just too nervous still.

"I don't think I'll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I'm feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it's been very hard keeping this in for so long!"

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