'Thank you for giving bereaved moms hope': Selling Sunset's Maya Vander says Chrissy Teigen's 'miracle' baby news is helping her 'keep positive' after stillbirth and three miscarriages
- Chrissy, 36, announced the happy news of the couple's rainbow baby on Instagram on Wednesday
- The model and musician husband John, 43, have daughter Luna, six, and son Miles, four, who were both conceived via IVF
- The model admitted the last few years 'have been a blur of emotions' following the loss of son Jack when she was 20 weeks pregnant
- In February, Chrissy confirmed to her 37 million followers she was going through the IVF process in the hope of conceiving again
- Maya, 40, suffered the heartbreaking stillbirth of her son Mason while 38 weeks pregnant in December 2021, followed by a miscarriage six months later
- Prior to conceiving her two children, Aiden, three, and Elle, two, with husband David Miller, Maya also suffered another two devastating miscarriages
Maya, 40, suffered the heartbreaking stillbirth of her son Mason while 38 weeks pregnant in December 2021, followed by a miscarriage six months later.
Prior to conceiving her two children, Aiden, three, and Elle, two, with businessman husband David Miller, Maya also suffered another two devastating miscarriages.
Chrissy, 36, lost her son Jack in September 2020 while she was 20 weeks pregnant with her third child, but announced the happy news that she is expecting again via her Instagram page on Wednesday.
'We have to keep being positive': Selling Sunset star Maya Vander has praised Chrissy Teigen for 'giving bereaved moms hope' by sharing that she is pregnant with her rainbow baby
Hope: Maya, 40, said Chrissy's 'miracle' baby is helping her to 'keep positive' in the hope that she will have a third child in the future
Maya said Chrissy's 'miracle' baby is helping her to 'keep positive' in the hope that she will have a third child in the future.
She wrote on her Instagram Story: 'This makes me happy. I read Chrissy Teigen's article and saw her Instagram post. So many women can relate... pregnancy is a miracle. Delivering a healthy child is a miracle.
'Thank you for sharing and giving all of us (bereaved moms) hope... and every mother to be who is pregnant and nervous. We have to keep being positive.'
Maya followed her post with a rainbow emoji to signify her prior baby loss and a praying emoji.
Happy news: Chrissy, 36, lost her son Jack in September 2020 while she was 20 weeks pregnant with her third child, but announced the happy news that she is expecting again
Maya, who recently announced she is leaving Selling Sunset after five series to focus on her family, confirmed she had suffered a miscarriage while 10 weeks pregnant in June - just six months after her heartbreaking stillbirth.
She wrote on Instagram: 'I had a very crazy week. Miscarriage after 10 weeks... following my stillbirth. But my kids and my husband are absolutely my blessing and I am so lucky to be their mother!!
'They bring joy and happiness to my life!! Hug and love the people you care about. Don't take things for granted!'
Maya openly spoke about suffering two back-to-back miscarriages before falling pregnant with her eldest child during her time on Selling Sunset.
The real estate agent described third child Mason's stillbirth as 'the hardest day of my life'.
Heartache: Maya, 40, suffered the stillbirth of her son Mason while 38 weeks in December 2021, followed by a miscarriage six months later (pictured with her husband and children)
She wrote on Instagram: 'Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had a still birth at 38 weeks. I always heard of it but never imagined I'll be part of the statistics.
'Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone.
'What was a regular weekly check-up turned into a nightmare that I never imagine will happen to me.
'Given I share my pregnancies in the show I knew I'll have to post about this and avoid the 'when is your due date' question. You will always be in our heart, baby Mason.'
Tough journey: Prior to conceiving her two children, Aiden, three, and Elle, two, with businessman husband David Miller, Maya also suffered another two devastating miscarriages
The model - who has daughter Luna, six, and son Miles, four, with her musician husband, 43 - admitted the last few years 'have been a blur of emotions' following the loss of Jack and their subsequent battle to conceive via IVF.
Alongside an image of her baby bump, she wrote: '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.'
The model said while it has been tough to keep her pregnancy a secret for so long, she was understandably 'very nervous' about every appointment or scan she attended because of her past heartbreak.
In spite of her nerves, the star rejoiced in feeling 'hopeful and amazing' as she navigates her journey to motherhood.
Rainbow baby: Chrissy announced she was pregnant with her third child on Wednesday, almost two years after she and husband John Legend tragically lost their son Jack
Chrissy added: '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!'
In February, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model - who hit one year of sobriety last month - confirmed to her 37 million followers that she was going through the IVF process in the hope of conceiving again.
'I humbly beg you to stop asking if I'm pregnant because I am the opposite of pregnant!' she wrote on Instagram at the time.
She continued: 'I posted about it in my stories, but I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos.'
Bumping along: The Sports Illustrated model showed off her baby bump with a mirror selfie, posing in her walk-in closet in a black crop top and sheer high-waisted Gucci hotpants
Chrissy went on to express her frustration with the procedure as she noted: 'I honestly don't mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist… but the bloating is a b**ch.
'I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant because while I know it’s said with excited, good intentions, it just kind of sucks to hear because I am the opposite of pregnant! But also like please stop asking people, anyone, if they're pregnant.
'I said this in the comments and got yelled at because the internet is wild but I'd rather be the one to tell you and not some poor woman who will look you in the eyes through tears and that's how you finally learn.'
In September 2020, Chrissy and John tragically lost their third child, a baby boy named Jack, 20 weeks into her pregnancy.
Chrissy shared the news with her Instagram followers shortly after the horrific experience, and posted photos of herself in the hospital mourning the loss of her child. Not long afterwards, she revealed she would be unable to carry a child again.
A very difficult 2020: This is a rainbow baby for the power couple as in 2020 they lost their son Jack while Chrissy was 20 weeks pregnant
'I love being pregnant, so so much, and I'm sad I never will be again,' she posted on Instagram.
Despite the loss, Chrissy expressed gratitude for her other two children, both of whom were both conceived via IVF.
'I'm so lucky for that,' she told People last year. 'I just think of it in terms of how blessed I am already, and also there are so many ways to have a child nowadays ... whether it's surrogacy or adoption.
'Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy. I'm like, why?
'But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me - and it's not a failure.'
John said in an interview with The Guardian after the couple's tragic loss: 'It was a tragedy.
'But I think it strengthened our resolve and our resilience because we were there for each other. We came out even more sure of who we were as a couple and as a family.
'It was raw, sharing our experience. I was worried but our instinct was to do it because people knew we were pregnant and Chrissy felt like she needed to tell the story completely about what happened.
'Also, we found out how many other families have gone through this. It was a powerful and brave thing that Chrissy did to share that because it made so many people feel like they were seen and that they weren't alone.'
Tragic: Chrissy shared the heartbreaking news with her Instagram followers shortly after the horrific experience, and posted photos of herself in the hospital mourning the loss of her child