In July of this year, The Big Bang Theory‘s Melissa Rauch announced she was pregnant—but she was terrified, because the last time she was expecting, she had a miscarriage. Melissa received an outpouring of support for the essay she wrote about her loss and, this week, she wrote another piece about her experience.
“I was so moved by how many people reached out to share stories of their loss and heartbreak. It was from this beautiful outpouring of openness, candor, and courage offered by all of these kindred spirits that I began to heal a part of me that I didn’t know was still in need of repair.”
Melissa realized that, despite the fact that miscarriage occurs in one in four pregnancies and stillbirth occurs in one in 160 pregnancies, there’s still silence around the topic. And so she made a PSA about miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
For the video, she gathered these “powerful, brave, compassionate, strong, bad*ss ladies [to] represent the millions out there who are a part of this sisterhood.”
These bad*ss women are here to tell you that you are not alone. Not for one second.
“I am in tremendous awe of each of the women who joined me in making this video. They opened my eyes to the possibilities of what could happen if we lived in a world where this issue was spoken about more freely. Perhaps we wouldn’t be so hard on ourselves or feel so isolated while going through the agonizing grief and devastation that so many of us encounter on the road to motherhood.”
Watch the PSA below: