TV-værts store sorg: Jeg aborterede på direkte TV

(Foto: ESPN)

I februar i år blev den amerikanske TV-værtinde Sara Walsh mor til et sæt uimodståelige tvillinger. Fødslen var en ekstra lykkelig begivenhed for den 36-årige tidligere ESPN-værtinde.

For inden tvillingerne Hutton og Brees kom til verden, oplevede hun nemlig flere spontane aborter – og den ene abort skete endda, mens hun var i gang med at sende direkte TV.

Det afslørede Sara Walsh søndag på sin Instagram-profil. Her fortalte hun, at hun fik en spontan abort, da hun var i tredje måned.

Sara Walsh var i gang med at dække en amerikansk fodboldkamp i Tuscaloosa i den amerikanske delstat Alabama, da hun pludselig fik det dårligt på direkte TV.

- Oplevelsen af skrigende college-unger bag mig, mens jeg tabte barnet, var nærmest surrealistisk, skriver Sara Walsh på sin Instagram-profil og tilføjer:

- Jeg var bange. Ingen anede, at jeg var gravid, så jeg færdiggjorde udsendelsen, mens jeg aborterede. På TV. Min mand var tvunget til at opleve dette fra ske tusind kilometers afstand, og undervejs i reklamepauserne sendte han mig navnene på forskellige hospitaler.

Sara Walsh tilføjer, at aborten under den direkte TV-udsendelse var den første af flere. Efterfølgende havde hun også to spontane aborter, som hun først har fortalt om nu.

- Begge tilfælde var jeg på hospitalet den ene dag og tilbage på Sportscenter den næste, for at min situation ikke skulle tiltrække sig opmærksomhed, skriver Sara Walsh.

Efter de mange spontane aborter valgte Sara Walsh og hendes mand, Matt Buschmann, at forsøge at blive gravide med kunstig befrugtning. Og det gav altså pote i februar, da Sara Walsh nedkom med et sæt sunde og raske tvillinger.

My mother bought them these onesies because she thought they were funny. For us, they're especially poignant. Finding a good egg didn't come easy for me, and I suspect there are many people out there facing the same struggle. The road down a dark path began while hosting Sportscenter on the road from Alabama. I arrived in Tuscaloosa almost three months pregnant. I wouldn't return the same way. The juxtaposition of college kids going nuts behind our set, while I was losing a baby on it, was surreal. I was scared, nobody knew I was pregnant, so I did the show while having a miscarriage. On television. My husband had to watch this unfold from more than a thousand miles away, texting me hospital options during commercial breaks. It would get worse. Two more failed pregnancies. More than once, I'd have surgery one day and be on SportsCenter the next so as not to draw attention to my situation. We then went down the IVF road of endless shots and procedures. After several rounds, we could only salvage two eggs. I refused to even use them for a long time, because I couldn't bear the idea of all hope being gone. I blew off pregnancy tests, scared to know if it worked. It had. Times two. It was exciting news, but we knew better than to celebrate. So I spent a third straight football season pregnant, strategically picking out clothes and standing at certain angles, using scripts to hide my stomach. There would be no baby announcement, no shower, we didn't buy a single thing in preparation for the babies, because I wasn't sure they'd show up. We told very few people we were pregnant, and almost no one there were two. For those that thought I was weirdly quiet about my pregnancy, now you know why. For as long as I can remember I hosted Sportscenter on Mother's Day, and the last couple years doing that have been personally brutal. An hours-long reminder of everything that had gone wrong. I wasn't on tv today, and I'm not sure when I will be again, but instead I got to hang with these two good eggs. My ONLY good eggs. And I know how lucky I really am. #twins #ivf

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