Melissa Rauch on preg­nancy: ‘over­joyed, but ter­ri­fied’

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The Big Bang The­ory ac­tor Melissa Rauch (right) is preg­nant and she opened up about her emo­tional jour­ney of be­com­ing a mother in an es­say. She an­nounced her preg­nancy by writ­ing an es­say for Glam­our Mag­a­zine and also shared how she and hus­band Win­ston are ex­pect­ing a baby after ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a mis­car­riage pre­vi­ously.

The 37-year-old be­gan the es­say by writ­ing, “Here is the only state­ment re­gard­ing my preg­nancy that doesn’t make me feel like a com­plete fraud — Melissa is ex­pect­ing her first child. She is over­joyed, but if she’s be­ing hon­est, due to the fact that she had a mis­car­riage the last time she was preg­nant, she’s ter­ri­fied at the mo­ment that it will hap­pen again.” She says due to her pre­vi­ous mis­car­riage, she strug­gled to share the news of her preg­nancy. “The mis­car­riage I ex­pe­ri­enced was one of the most pro­found sor­rows I have ever felt in my life. The im­age of our baby on the ul­tra­sound mon­i­tor, with­out move­ment, with­out a heart­beat, after we had seen that same lit­tle heart healthy and flick­er­ing just two weeks prior com­pletely blind­sided us and haunts me to this day,” she shared. How­ever, the ac­tor feels that shar­ing her jour­ney can help oth­ers cope with the sim­i­lar prob­lems. “Ideally, the more we talk about this is­sue, the more we can chip away the un­nec­es­sary stigma around it. And those strug­gling with the sim­i­lar loss will feel less alone,” says Rauch.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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