"It's not like I forgot about that happening"
Shay Mitchell has opened up about why she waited until she was six months pregnant to announce it.
The actress is currently expecting a baby with boyfriend Matte Babel but sadly the couple suffered a miscarriage last year.
She explained that after losing her first child, she was hesitant and scared to celebrate her current pregnancy.
“When I first found out I was pregnant we were super happy but extremely nervous, we couldn’t wait to tell our parents, but I had to be comfortable before I told the world,” she explained.
“I’d say six months is a fair amount of time to keep it quiet,” she reflected in a new Youtube video.
“I chose to hold on until I announced because of the first time,” she explained, getting emotional.
“It didn’t go as I had hoped for, and it was extremely difficult. The first time that I was pregnant last year, Matt and I hadn’t been planning, it happened and we were really excited about it,” she shares.
“I was like 14 weeks, at that point, I had no idea the percentage of miscarriages. When it happened I was just, completely blindsided by it.”
The star then opened up about dealing with the trauma of losing one baby while celebrating this pregnancy.
“When it happened I was completely blindsided by it I still have those photos on my of the [ultrasounds] and doctors appointments.”
“And it’s weird because, I haven’t looked at them, obviously,” Shay says in tears. “But, it’s not like I forgot about that happening, so of course I’m like super happy, but I still feel for that one that I lost.”
The actress also spoke about getting the nursery ready for the baby’s arrival. She explains that she didn’t want to get started on it too early in the pregnancy because of her previous grief.
“I want to get to as late as possible and then I’ll do it,” she revealed.
Shay also acknowledged that many other women go through miscarriage and feels lucky to be carrying a child now.
“For me, fortunately, it was one time, I know friends and other women who have gone through a way harder journey. Seeing that is really tough because you feel broken as a woman and that’s not a great feeling.
She added: “After the pregnancy, I don’t have a worry at all”