Jenna Bush Hager is overjoyed to be expecting her third child, but says she’s all too familiar with the “pain” that comes with pregnancy complications and fertility struggles.
The “Today” show co-host, 37, opened up about an unsuccessful pregnancy before her first child. Hager revealed that she learned something was wrong shortly after finding out she was expecting.
“Before I had Mila, I had a pregnancy in my fallopian tube,” Hager told Meredith Vieira during Tuesday’s episode. “It was my first pregnancy…I go to the doctor’s office and she said, ‘Yeah, you’re pregnant, we gave the blood test, but we can’t find the baby.'”
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Hager’s excitement soon turned to shock. She said, “I had no idea what an ectopic pregnancy was. They looked up and the baby was in my fallopian tube.”
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when “a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus,” according to Mayo Clinic. The fertilized egg “can’t survive” and can cause life-threatening bleeding if the fallopian tube (which normally carries eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) ruptures.
SOURCE: Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY