James Van Der Beek's wife reveals she 'almost lost her life' during miscarriage but is slowly healing from the tragedy
James Van Der Beek's wife, Kimberly, has opened up about how she "almost lost her life" during the miscarriage of the couple's sixth child.
Kimberly Van Der Beek took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, November 20, to share the extreme health struggles that she had to go through during the ordeal. "My biggest thing is my blood pressure," she explained in a video posted to Instagram Stories. "A lot of blood transfusion action this weekend, so I’m just taking it super easy trying to restore and build my blood."
After the 38-year-old was rushed to the emergency room in Los Angeles on Saturday, she found out that the doctors had to force-terminate her pregnancy.
"In 48 hours we lost our baby, boy, by the way, and I almost lost my life," she said.
There was an outpour of support from James' fans after the 'Dawson Creek' star revealed on 'Dancing With The Stars' moments before getting eliminated from the show on Monday, how he and his wife had lost their unborn child.
In a pre-taped segment on the 'DWTS,' James said: "The little soul that we had expected to welcome in our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond. You never know why these things happen. That's what I've been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together. I really didn't think I would be dancing tonight, but Kimberly from her hospital bed said to me, 'I am not done watching you dance.''
Kimberly thanked the supporters for being by the couple's side in such trying times, saying that she was slowly healing from the tragedy. "I am healing. I am definitely healing... I just get very light-headed very easily so I can’t really get up and walk around for more than a couple minutes right now," Kimberly said.
James and Kimberly are parents to Olivia, 9, Joshua, 7, Annabel, 5, Emilia, 3, and Gwendolyn, 1.