How my abortion saved my life

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The model and author opened up about her previous pregnancy loss in an emotional essay for Glamour's February 2020 issue.

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Teigen, who is now mom to daughter Luna and son Miles, explained that she was pregnant with a third child. 

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A boy they planned to name Jack, when she began experiencing heavy bleeding. 

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She was immediately hospitalized and placed on bed rest, but despite the doctors' best efforts, she ultimately miscarried.

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"The next day I had surgery to remove the remaining tissue," Teigen wrote. "My doctor told me that he estimated it happened around five weeks."

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Teigen said she initially felt guilty about her abortion, even though she knew she had done nothing wrong.

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"I have never abortion before," she said. "I have no idea what to expect. 

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I just drove home in tears, still not normal yet, when it dawned on me that this was not Jack's first rodeo."

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Teigen explained that she and John Legend had actually conceived Luna on their first try, but lost a pregnancy shortly thereafter.

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"It wasn't even a pregnancy," she said. "Just some spotting and what I assumed was a heavy period."

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But after miscarrying Jack, Teigen realized that her previous miscarriage had actually been an abortion — one that saved her life.

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