After suffering a miscarriage, Melissa Rauch has revealed she’s pregnant.
“When I thought about having to share the news about expecting this baby, all I could think about was another woman mourning over her loss as I did,” “The Big Bang Theory” star wrote in a personal essay for Glamour magazine. “It felt a bit disingenuous to not also share the struggle it took for me to get here.”
In the piece, Rauch, 37, writes about how she was reluctant to announce the news publicly at all:
“Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again. She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first.”
Rauch continued to write that the miscarriage — a word she calls the most “blame-inducing” term ever — has been “one of the most profound sorrows” in her life and “kick-started a primal depression.”
But the actress, who is married to writer Winston Rauch, added that the experience has made her “grateful for every moment of my current pregnancy, and I hope it will make me a better mother in some capacity when I can finally hold the child that has been in my heart in my arms.”
Rauch is due in the fall.
Source: Page Six