Christina Perri calls losing baby 'worst experience of my life but bittersweet'

Christina Perri calls losing baby 'worst experience of my life but bittersweet'

Christina Perri is taking time to heal after losing her baby in the third trimester.

The Jar Of Hearts singer’s daughter was ‘born silent’ last month, 11 months after Christina suffered a miscarriage.

The 34-year-old stayed off social media since her heartbreaking post on November 25, but returned to tell fans that she will be taking a longer break from Instagram to focus on her recovery. 

Christina shared a picture of her two-year-old daughter Carmella lying on the floor next to the family dog, and wrote: ‘hi friends. i couldn’t think of one thing that felt appropriate to post after my last post other than carmella and our little pug puppy, chocolate chip. she has brought a little bit of joy back into our house. honestly she hasn’t left my side. 

‘the days have been long and yet also feel like they all blend into one. we’re not ok, but we believe in a day we will be. me, paul, and carmella all wrap each other up in love and in sadness everyday. we’re learning to navigate our grief together. some days we can’t swim, some days we float fine. every day we burst into tears and every day we find moments to laugh. it’s been all the feelings, all the emotions, all the questions, all the anger, all the sadness; all day long. some moments of surrender and hope slip in there, but not often. i know that’s all normal. 

‘honestly it’s been mostly overwhelming. but also, what’s been overwhelming has been the love and support. the calls, texts, messages, emails, letters, flowers, packages, gifts, food, prayers, cards, stories and visits have been the greatest outpouring of love in my lifetime. yes, it’s been the worst experience of my life, but how bittersweet to also be the most loved i’ve ever felt at the same time. 

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‘thank you. thank you to everyone we know and everyone we don’t know who has held us up and everyone who has carried us through so far. especially a heartfelt thank you to everyone who keeps showing us their own wounds and pain to help soften ours. you all have shown us a kindness we’ll never forget. we love you, so much.’

The star then shared that she is taking a social media break before releasing a new album, writing: ‘for now i’m going to keep staying off my social media so i can continue to heal with my family. my accounts will be run by my team and will be all about what’s coming next. 

‘the next time you hear from me my album will be ready! which, honestly, is the hopeful future self i look forward to healing back into soon. it truly is my favorite music i’ve ever made, so i am deeply excited for when the moment is right to give it to you. thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. i hope the holidays bring you joy and i hope after a year that brought us so many storms, we find only rainbows in the new one.’

Fans sent their prayers and best wishes in the comment section.

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Christina, who married Paul Costabile in 2017, had referred to her second daughter as her ‘rainbow baby’ after having a miscarriage at 11 weeks back in January.

The A Thousand Years singer was admitted to hospital in November after being told her baby was having an ‘issue’ and doctors said she would have to stay hospitalised until the baby was born.

Sadly, on November 25, Christina confirmed that her daughter was stillborn.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘last night we lost our baby girl. she was born silent after fighting so hard to make it to our world. she is at peace now and will live forever in our hearts.’

Sands UK charity

Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.

The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.

Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.

Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.

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