While talking to Meredith Viera (who’s filling in for Hoda Kotb while she’s out caring for her new baby), Jenna Bush Hager revealed her first pregnancy was actually an ectopic pregnancy.
“Before I had Mila [Jenna’s first daugther], I had a pregnancy in my fallopian tube,” she said, adding that she realized it while she was on trip to California. Jenna took a pregnancy test after she “started to feel sick” that confirmed her pregnancy, but she got another story when she saw a doctor.
“I got to the doctor’s office and she said ‘Yeah you’re pregnant, we gave the blood test, but we can’t find the baby,'” Jenna recalled. “I had no idea what an ectopic pregnancy was. They looked up and the baby was in my fallopian tube.” To which Meredith replied, “Oh that’s so dangerous!” Hager went into emergency surgery and recalled that the experience was “very isolating” for her. “There is joy and there is pain,” she said.
Overall, Jenna said her experience was “very isolating” but she shared her story to show that “there’s joy and there’s pain.” Here’s to hoping other women hear Jenna’s ectopic pregnancy story and realize they’re not alone.