Although it’s been a few months now, new chat show host Bethenny Frankel is opening up about the details of her miscarriage. The former Real Housewives of New York star and celebrity mom goes into detail about how she felt after she miscarried and how she blames herself for the ordeal.
Bethenny tells Glamour Magazine:
“Because my first pregnancy had been complicated, and because I was over 40, the doctor told me that I was “high risk” and needed to take it easy. So I took it so easy. I had to. I was still bleeding, and I was nauseated and uncomfortable—’way worse than last time,’ I said to Jason. I felt seven months pregnant even though I was six weeks along. And because we hadn’t planned this, I felt unprepared, like we had so much to do to get ready for this baby. Still, I was excited, if cautiously so, with the words high risk ringing in my ears.”
Unfortunately, Frankel suffered a miscarriage. Her doctor told her, ” ‘You’re 41. You had bleeding. There’s nothing you could have done.’ And I hadn’t done anything,” she says. “Since I’d found out, I’d been lying down for an hour or two every day and lettings others take up the slack. But I blamed myself—of course I did.”
Afterwards Bethenny explains that she started experiencing feelings of guilt. She adds:
“Afterward, I went through a range of emotions. There was something so sad about it—that there had been a life there, and then suddenly it was not there. There was also, I have to admit, a bit of relief that I wouldn’t be starting my new TV job seven months pregnant. And then there was immense guilt at the relief.”
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