The Bachelor alum Vienna Girardi shared a heartbreaking loss on Facebook announcing the news of the miscarriage of her twins.
She called the emotional post “the hardest thing I have ever had to write,” and explained that on August 3 her perinatologist noticed that she showed signs of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Mayo Clinic explains this complication as the event where one baby receives too much blood and the other too little, which requires intervention and the possibility of premature delivery.
“That evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing,” Girardi revealed. “I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them.” She continued by explaining that the doctors informed her that if she wished to deliver the babies she was not only risking her own life, but the babies had an under 5% chance of survival. “So as any mother would do I did everything to save them but their hearts stopped beating on day two which is also when I went into septic shock with 104 fever.”
“My little angels went to Heaven on Aug 5th and I was rushed into the OR for emergency surgery and was in the ICU for 4 days,” Girardi continued.
Girardi’s rep shared a statement with Us Weekly: “Vienna has a long and arguous journey to recovery, yet she is strong and knows her children are at rest in heaven. Her Heart is heavy. … It is a difficult and emotional time. Please respect her privacy and allow her time to grieve.”
Back in early June Girardi announced her pregnancy of twins with an Instagram post captioned, “Twice the blessing. Twice the fun.”