TV reporter Lisa Ling reveals that she suffered a miscarriage. It’s devastating news — and our hearts go out to her!
According to the Associated Press, Lisa Ling, 37, opens up for the very first time on The View (where she worked from 1999 to 2002) set to air tomorrow (December 10) about her miscarriage six months ago, revealing that when she lost the baby, “I felt more like a failure than I’d felt in a very long time.” Losing a baby has got to be one of the worst feelings in the world. HollyMoms, if you’ve suffered that kind of loss, how did you cope?
In an emotional segment, she goes on to say that she was “sort of cavalier” about the pregnancy, and that the baby was nine weeks old when doctors discovered that the fetus no longer had a heartbeat. How tragic! “We actually [hadn't] been trying that long,” she says. “I don’t know that I took it as seriously as I should have because it happened so fast. But then when I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was like bam, like a knife through the heart.” Our hearts go out to the TV reporter.
Lisa, who has been married to oncologist Paul Song since 2007, says she is “devastated” about the possibility of another miscarriage down the line. Can you relate HollyMoms? What advice/words of wisdom do you have for Lisa?
In an effort to reach out to other women who’ve suffered miscarriages or carried other secrets around with them, Lisa and a business partner have started the Secret Society of Women, where women can talk about their experiences anonymously. “We’re a confidential community where you can share your deepest thoughts and secrets about relationships, sex, body image, health, work, family or anything else on your mind,” says the site. It’s nice to know that there’s somewhere for grieving women to go. Check it out and tell us what you think!