is opening up about struggling to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, less than a year after suffering a miscarriage.
The 35-year-old “Domino” singer shared a photo of herself on Friday alongside a message about her pregnancy loss.
“When I was 16, I wrote a list of things I wanted at 30. The first thing on the list was to be a mother,” she wrote. “I am now almost 35 years old and some days the pain of losing a baby and not being easy to have one and wanting my life to look completely different than it does now overwhelms me.”
The artist added that while she acknowledges that it is “healthy and normal” to have days of “sadness” and to “honor” those feelings, it can still be a challenge.
“Bad doesn’t often happen and yes, I could go through that moment right now alone today in private and I usually do, but today I’m here,” she explained. “Because I know thousands of people around the world. [world] feel like me Maybe you’ll read this and feel the love I have for you. I hope you can. Connecting is key. Hugging you all.”
Some of the singer’s followers have contacted her with their own stories. One wrote: “From one baby loss to another (June 2018 and July 2022) with fertility issues…she doesn’t feel like she needs to hide her pain; every time someone opens up about the loss of their baby, it’s someone else breaking the taboo that keeps so many women and so many couples grieving their children silent. Your baby was wanted, your baby was loved, your baby existed.”
Another added: “I know what the pain is like and it’s unbearable at times. It’s a different kind of grief and it’s so powerful. Thank you for talking about a topic that is almost never talked about, many of us have gone through this but we always feel so alone when we do.”
In December 2021, Jessie took to Instagram and shared this just hours before taking the stage at a concert in Los Angeles.
“Getting pregnant was a miracle in itself and an experience I will never forget and know I will have again,” she explained in the deleted post. “I’m still in shock, the sadness is overwhelming. But I know I’m strong and I know I’ll be okay. I also know that millions of women around the world have felt this pain and it has gotten much worse. I feel connected with those I know and those I don’t. It’s the loneliest feeling in the world.”
In an interview in March the Grammy nominee shared that she was glad she experienced pregnancy as she was told she would likely never conceive.
“I was told that never [conceive] and so for me to even experience morning sickness and all that… it could make me cry with happiness, it’s just that I have to,” she said at the time.
She added that she is “100%” hoping to become a mother soon.
“For sure in the next two years I want to have a baby. If I can,” she said. “Whatever: naturally, surrogate, IVF, adopted, whatever – I’m open.”
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