A photo posted by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio (@ricaperalejo.ph) on Mar 2, 2016 at 6:21pm PST
In today’s heartbreaking news, actress and host Rica Peralejo took to her blog to announce her miscarriage just four days after posting on Instagram that she and her sister Paula were expecting at the same time: “One of my biggest fears has been realized…I lost the baby in my womb.”
“For those who don’t know, I found out I was pregnant sometime in January, announced it last Sunday to the public, and on Tuesday found out that my baby no longer has a heartbeat,” she writes.
“The long explanation for the cause is that it is most probably a developmental problem. An abnormality with the baby that is not compatible with life so it didn’t allow my baby to progress any further. My doctor said that nothing could have altered this, even if I rested, stayed home, etc.” “Of course this doesn’t mean to say I am completely fine. I am in great emotional pain and many people say it will worsen in the days to come,” she continues.
A photo posted by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio (@ricaperalejo.ph) on Mar 3, 2016 at 3:25pm PST
“I think I have a long way to go to heal. Right now I can already feel fear seeping into my bones, traumatized by silent dopplers and all. That is something I know I’d have to deal with in the days to come.”
An hour ago, she posted another photo on Instagram expressing her gratitude for the messages of love and support she received following her sad ordeal: “Taking this time to thank everyone who has left me a message. I cannot quite answer all of you one by one but know that I read them all and let them sink into my heart for comfort.”
There’s no easy way to deal with the loss of a child, and our hearts go out to Rica and her family. Based on the outpouring of commiseration she’s received, she’s definitely not alone, and we’re glad that she has a supportive online community surrounding her. For now, though, we hope she gets the time and the space to grieve.