Chrissy Teigen Couldn't Hear Her Baby's Heartbeat During a "Really Scary Morning"

Chrissy Teigen had a "really scary morning" amid her third pregnancy, she shared on Twitter, during which she couldn't hear her baby's heartbeat.

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Update, 10/1: Devastatingly, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend lost their baby, which they named Jack. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before," Teigen wrote on Instagram.

Original post: Chrissy Teigen experienced a major health scare during her third pregnancy, she shared on Twitter Tuesday. "Just had a really scary morning," she wrote. "huge clot, almost save-worthy. The scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours. I never thought I’d relief sigh so much in my liiiiife."

Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday after experiencing severe bleeding; she told her followers, "It kind of was like if you were to turn a faucet on low and leave it there." She stressed that her baby was healthy, but her placenta was unable to adequately support him. "In the simplest of terms, we can say my placenta is really, really weak. So I feel really good, the baby’s so healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles. He moves a lot, he moves so much earlier than they ever did," she explained. "Basically, he’s the strongest, coolest dude in the shittiest house. So, his house is just falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation."

Teigen subsequently received two blood transfusions, she shared on Instagram. "hello from hospital. about to have my second blood transfusion which truly truly truly sounds more dramatic than it is. It’s an IV, but instead of fluids, the blood of some kind human being out there," she said.

"Baby and I are completely fine, just missing the little things like with the other buttbutts," Teigen continued, alongside a photo of herself on New Year's Eve. "came across this little gem from ringing in 2020. It all makes sense now!"

Emily Dixon
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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.