Lindsay Lohan dropped a bombshell confession on a recent episode of her docuseries, Lindsay: she suffered a tragic miscarriage while filming the show. "I couldn't move. I was sick," she said. "Mentally, that messes with you."
Miscarriages are emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically exhausting. According to American Pregnancy, as many as 25% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, and most occur in the first 13 weeks. For many women, such an experience can result in anger, pain, and mental anguish and frustration.
Shockingly and sadly, these stars have all dealt with the pain of losing a baby. Read their stories:
1. Mariah Carey
In an interview with 20/20, Mariah Carey opened up about having a miscarriage before giving birth to twins, Moroccan and Monroe. The 44-year-old diva said the experience was “really tough” and inspired her to undergo fertility treatments. “The main thing I did... was to go on progesterone like every month,” she said. “And then when I was pregnant, I had to stay with the progesterone for 10 weeks. It minimizes the chance of miscarriage by 50 percent.”
2. Paula Garces
Mother-of-two Paula Garces suffered through difficulties while trying to conceive with her husband Antonio Hernandez. The actress gave birth when she was still a teenager to daughter, Skye Mahoney, but she had a difficult time getting pregnant 20 years later. In fact, she had two miscarriages before finally giving birth in November 2013 to her second child.
3. Shayne Lamas
Shayne Lamas experienced a terrifying miscarriage in February 2014. The Bachelor alum was 16 weeks pregnant when she was rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding around her uterus. She was taken into surgery and lost her baby.
4. Vanna White
In 1995, Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White had an unfortunate miscarriage. The TV show personality, who’s part Puerto Rican, was already the mother to a one-year-old son at the time. In 1997, she succeeded in having a second child and gave birth to a daughter with ex-husband George Santo Pietro.
5. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez didn’t suffer a miscarriage, but it is rumored that she had a huge scare while pregnant with her twins, Max and Emme. A source close to JLo and her then-husband, Marc Anthony, said that Lopez was ordered by her doctor to cut out all strenuous activity after she was admitted to the hospital with blood in her urine. Luckily, everything turned out okay for JLo, Marc, and their twins!