opens up about the struggle to achieve her dream of becoming a parent, less than a year after her miscarriage.
The “Domino” singer, 35, on Friday shared a photo of herself along with a message about her pregnancy loss.
“When I was 16 I wrote a list of things I wanted to do by the time I was 30. The first thing on the list was to be a mom,” she wrote. “I’m almost 35 now and some days the grief of losing a baby and having a baby isn’t easy, and wanting my life this way to look completely different from what it looks like right now just overwhelms me” .
The artist added that while she recognizes that it’s “healthy and normal” to have days of “sadness” and to “honor” those feelings, it can be a challenge.
“Badness isn’t very often at all and yes, I could spend this moment today alone in private and usually, but today I’m here,” she explained. “Because I know thousands of people around [world] I feel the same way. Maybe you will read this and feel the love I have for you. I hope you can. Connection is key. Hugs to you all.”
Some of the singer’s followers reached out to her with their own stories. One wrote, “From one baby loss mom to another (June 2018 & July 2022) with fertility issues… I hear you, I see you and I have your back. Don’t feel like you have to hide your pain. Every time someone talks about baby loss it’s another person breaking the taboo that keeps so many women and so many couples grieving their little one(s) in silence. Your baby was wanted, your baby was loved, your baby existed.”
Another added: “I know what grief feels like and sometimes it’s unbearable. It’s a different type of grief and it’s so powerful. Thank you for talking about an issue that is hardly ever talked about, many of us go through it but always feel so alone when we do.’
In December 2021, Jessie took to Instagram and shared this just hours before taking the stage at a concert in Los Angeles.
“Being pregnant was a miracle in itself and an experience I will never forget and know I will,” she explained in the since-deleted post. “I’m still in shock, the grief is overwhelming. But I know I’m strong and I know I’ll be okay. I also know that millions of women around the world have felt this pain and much worse. I feel connected to those of you I know and those of you I don’t. It’s the loneliest feeling in the world.”
In a March interview on the Grammy nominee shared that she was glad she lived through the pregnancy, as she was told she probably wouldn’t conceive at all.
“They told me I would never do it [conceive] and so for me to even experience morning sickness and all that… it could make me cry with happiness just because I had to do it,” she said at the time.
She added that she “100%” hopes to become a mom soon.
“Definitely in the next two years I want to have a baby. If I can,” he said. “Whatever: natural, surrogate, IVF, adopted, whatever — I’m open.”
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