Shortly after Jamie Otis celebrated a positive pregnancy test with her followers via Instagram, Otis revealed she had suffered an early miscarriage.
The Married at First Sight Star revealed the heartbreaking news sharing a picture with her 1-year-old daughter Henley Grace.
The 32-year-old mother wrote explaining to her fans the sad news, “Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months, but the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting. Then over the night full blown everything — if you know what i mean. I’m a nurse so I had my suspicions, but my midwife confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy."
Chemical Pregnancy and Jamie Otis’ Miscarriages
Although the exact cause of a chemical pregnancy is uncertain. According to Healthline, a chemical pregnancy is an early pregnancy loss that happens shortly after implantation of the fertilized egg.
This is not the first miscarriage for the reality star. Otis was pregnant with her first child, a boy named Jonathan that she lost during her fourth month of pregnancy.
Otis posted a picture of her positive pregnancy test on Friday, August 31. Although the positive line was faint she was holding out hope and asked her followers for their prayers.
“If I stare long enough I see the faintest ~ez_lsquo+ez_rsquo~ sign," she wrote, asking followers to send “baby dust, prayers & positivity" her way.
The reality star who met her husband Doug Hehner on season one of Married at First Sight told her fans that she and Hehner are not going to let this discourage them for trying again. Otis is committed to giving her daughter a sibling.
“I don’t know why some people have it seemingly SO easy to get preggers & carry their babies to term and others struggle? What i do know is that i am so, so thankful for this little girl and her daddy right here," she wrote of the photo showing her daughter fast asleep in her arms. “It’s like she knew mommy was in so much pain bc she just wanted to be held and snuggled all night long."
“We have to wait a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now," she added, asking, “has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want – the only healing thought – is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?! This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan & the same feelings have come back."
Otis ended her post thanking her fans for their endless love and support during this difficult time. “I feel like I have a million sisters/friends who i call my ‘fans’ right here & I appreciate you, your prayers, your thoughts & words of love for me & my little family more than you’ll ever know!"