James Van Der Beek Shares Devastating News of Wife’s 5th Miscarriage

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James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly are recovering this week after the couple suffered another scary and heartbreaking miscarriage. The actor, who has been an advocate for erasing the stigma around miscarriage, took to Instagram on Saturday with the news.

“After suffering a brutal, very public miscarriage last November, we were overjoyed to learn we were pregnant,” James explained. “This time, we kept the news to ourselves. But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in… the soul we’d been excited to welcome into the world had lessons for our family that did not include joining us in a living physical body.”

 

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“We rushed @vanderkimberly to the hospital by ambulance for another harrowing night of blood transfusions,” James continued.

In mid-November, just weeks after announcing they were pregnant with their sixth child on Dancing with the Stars, James revealed Kimberly had suffered a traumatic, and life-threatening miscarriage, which required several blood transfusions for her survival.

 

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The loss of this little life over the weekend led James to reflect on the state of the world today.

“And as I stood by, grateful for the good people who navigated the maze of regulations to save her life – but helpless to do much for the woman I loved other than massage her feet and try to keep her warm (with my #DWTS robe, ironically) – something kept running through my head, again and again, which I now feel compelled to share,” he wrote.

While his wife physically endured yet another tragic loss, the 43-year-old said he felt burdened by one simple thought: “We’ve got to take better care of each other.”

The world is in pain right now. There’s denial, shock, numbness, anger – all the old patterns we cling to when deep trauma is unearthed. And there are no words to ease that pain…to make the process hurt less or to solve it quickly,” he wrote.

 

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James says the only way out, is to start with “an open, broken-hearted contemplation of this question: How can we take better care of each other?”

He ended his post with a heartfelt reminder to the other couples and families who are enduring the pain and heartache of child loss, saying simply, “you are not alone.”

The couple, who are parents to 9-year-old Olivia, 8-year-old Joshua, 6-year-old Annabel, 4-year-old Emilia, and 2-year-old Gwendolyn, have lost as many babies as they’ve given birth to. Our hearts are with them as they grieve this tragic loss.

 

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