Arie Luyendyk Jr and Lauren Burnham reveals she miscarried their 2nd child, fans send their prayers
'Arie is such a standup guy. He’s going to heal Lauren’s heart so fast through this,' said a fan
'The Bachelor' Season 22 frontman Arie Luyendryk Jr and his wife Lauren Burnham are known to keep their fans updated about their relationship and their family and their daughter Alessi via their social media as well as their YouTube channel. The couple has been fairly regular with posting content on the video-sharing app and on Saturday too they put one up, a difficult one wherein they announced that they suffered a miscarriage. They decided to tell their story to help couples going through the same thing feel "a little less lonely".
Titled 'Pregnancy+Heart Break', the video started with the couple saying, "This isn't our typical positive vibes type of video, this is a hard one for us". The couple further revealed that a video featuring the couple's pregnancy announcement was in the works. Lauren further broke it down mentioning that she'd decided to pull a prank on Arie who thought she was pregnant because of polar shifts in her behavior. Arie mentioned, "either she's super loving or she hates me," and the two decided that they'd take an at-home test to determine the truth. Lauren decided to pull a prank on her husband by buying two tests, the one which she would take for real, and the other she planned to color positive and show it to Arie mentioning she's pregnant.
The result of the one she took shocked her as it turned out positive and the couple went on to take more tests, results of all of them which were positive. Emotions ran high with the couple realizing that they were about to bring another child into their worlds. Later in the video, they are back from ultrasound and were nervous because there was a possibility that the pregnancy was not viable. A couple of more doctor visits later, they were informed that they suffered a 'missed miscarriage'. This means that the fetus is no longer alive but the body doesn't recognize this or eliminate the pregnancy tissue. This results in the continued release of hormones by the body where one may still continue to experience signs of pregnancy. After receiving the heartbreaking news, the couple found it difficult to hold it back and decided that the video might be the best way to tell everyone.
Support poured in from their after they released the video. "I had 2 miscarriages after trying for a baby for 2 1/2 years. My third pregnancy finally stuck & my healthy baby boy is now 14! Praying for you because it is a very difficult thing to go through."
"Arie is such a standup guy. He’s going to heal Lauren’s heart so fast through this. Thinking of you guys and all of the other parents who have gone through this!"