Actor James Van Der Beek and his wife recently became parents to their fifth child, a baby girl, after suffering three consecutive miscarriages. In an Instagram post, the TV star spoke openly about the pain parents endure following the tragic loss of a preborn baby.
Van Der Beek took to social media last week to reveal that his wife, Kimberly Brook, had suffered three miscarriages before giving birth to their fifth child who was born earlier this month.
He began the emotional post by suggesting that the word “miscarriage” be changed to a word that doesn’t begin with “mis” to remove “all blame” from a mother who loses her preborn baby.
Van Der Beek described how their losses affected them and encouraged other parents to release any guilt they might have felt about losing a preborn baby because it “will tear you open like nothing else.”
“It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced,” he wrote. “So don’t judge your grief, or try to rationalize your way around it. Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and allow it its rightful place.
SOURCE: Christian Post