Now that Bethenny Frankel has launched her first talk show (in a few markets here in the US) she has the platform to discuss issues that are important to her. This week, Bethenny shares with her audience the news that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. As you may know, Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy gave birth to a baby daughter they named Bryn. During the most recent season of the reality TV series Bethenny Ever After, the couple hinted that they might be ready for a second child. Apparently, they did, indeed, become pregnant again but very sadly, Bethenny lost the baby at 8 weeks.
In July 2011, Bethenny Frankel told PEOPLE she had “anxiety” about her age when it came to trying for more children. In February, she admitted her fears came true when at eight weeks pregnant she had a miscarriage. “It can be different for everybody,” Frankel says of the heartbreaking event on Tuesday’s episode of her talk show, Bethenny, which featured guest Dr. Roshini Raj. “For me, it’s that I’m older. I’m 41. That was ringing in my head and that it’s high-risk. But, I’m lucky to have my first child.” Frankel was especially disappointed about losing the baby because she “accidentally found out” from her doctor that she would have had another daughter. “For me it was thinking about Bryn running around with another girl,” she says. Frankel can now relate to other ladies who have been through the same thing. “I’ve honestly had women that I’ve been friends with in the past [tell me] they had a miscarriage,” she explains. “And I kind of didn’t really understand, and I’d say, ‘I’m so sorry that’s terrible.’ But not until you really go through it, do you understand what it means. In your head, it’s a person that could never be. You blame yourself as a woman.” Frankel says she got through the traumatic situation with the help of female peers. “It was really just something that women were so supportive [about] and it was great to kind of go through that with other women,” she says. “It’s not really about me and my experience it’s just kind of about being able to talk about it and women knowing that it’s so common and it’s not their fault.”
Aww, this is extremely sad news. I don’t remember it being reported before but I may have missed it. No matter, the fact that Bethenny is opening up about the tragedy now will very likely help other people who are dealing with the same situation. I absolutely believe her when she says that it is impossible for anyone to truly understand unless they’ve been thru the same thing. And altho I’ve not seen this episode of her talk show, I have no doubt that Bethenny is as open and honest as possible even when sharing such a tragic part of her life. I don’t know if Bethenny will be a successful talk show in the long run but I’m glad it’s on the air now. Bethenny‘s personal story has the likelihood of helping others, which means some good can come from her loss.