"I was only pregnant for three months": Katie Lowes opens up about the anguish of suffering a miscarriage
Katie Lowes is opening up about the loss that she suffered after realizing she had a miscarriage while she was three months pregnant. On the latest episode of her podcast, Katie’s Crib, she spoke about losing a child before the birth of son Albee, now 7 months. At the start of the episode, the star said, "This is a very painful, triggering topic, but again, like so many triggering and painful topics in motherhood, they really, really need to be talked about."
“The initial feeling, when I found out there was no heartbeat from the doctor in a routine checkup, was like, ‘Okay, let’s Olivia Pope the situation, let’s fix it,’ ” Katie recalled. ” ‘Let’s make the schedule, let’s get to the hospital, let’s get the [dilation & curettage]," She remembered thinking, " ‘When can I start trying again?’ ” While Katie was still trying to grasp this information, the reality finally set in after she started experiencing hormonal changes.
She remembered being sad most of the time. “As soon as it set in that I’d had a miscarriage, what happens if you have a major hormonal drop-off,” she said. And I think I was massively sad for about three months, and I was only pregnant for three months.”
Katie and her husband, Adam Shapiro, welcomed their baby boy in October. The actress took to her social media to make the announcement. "Baby’s first #Scandal live tweet! Adam and I are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro into our family! We’re happy & healthy!” she wrote on her Twitter and Instagram.
She announced her pregnancy while appearing in May while appearing in an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. She joked about having “zero names” in mind for their son. Previously, she revealed her birth plan for the October cover story of Fit Pregnancy and Baby. “I wanted a doula because it’s my first baby and I want to be able to call her when I’m going into labor so she can come over and help us go through the early stage," she said.
She added, “My husband and I are both actors; we’re obviously dramatic. So we want someone who is able to say, ‘This is normal. You’re okay; let’s do another lap around the house. Let’s bounce on a ball, let’s walk down the street.’" When she was pregnant with Albee, she waited way longer than 12 weeks to tell anyone because she had PTSD about the miscarriage, she revealed.