The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch announces she's pregnant following tragic miscarriage

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2017

The Big Bang Theory star announced on Tuesday, July 11 that she is pregnant with her first baby - due later this year! - after previously suffering a devastating miscarriage.

After becoming pregnant following a struggle with infertility, the actress and her screenwriter husband said they were blindsided when they experienced a miscarriage, which Rauch said was "desperately lonely".

Writing an open letter in the publication, Melissa said: "I'm expecting my first child".

'She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first.' she added.

"The miscarriage I experienced was one of the most profound sorrows I have ever felt in my life", wrote the actress. "It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me".

"To me, it immediately conjures up an implication that it was the woman's fault, like she somehow 'mishandled the carrying of this baby, '" she explains.

"During the time when I was grieving over my pregnancy loss or struggling with fertility issues, every joyful, expectant baby announcement felt like a tiny stab in the heart", she wrote.

You can read her full essay at Glamour.

We know that there will be questions surrounding that, and personally, we hope that they do because that will make her so much more comfortable on the show and allow Bernadette and Howard to have a meaty storyline at the same time.

She also linked to a moving blog post she wrote for Glamour in which she details her experience in the hopes that it might help other women going through the same experience.

She also wants to caution people to be careful with asking women about their reproduction plans.

'Bottom line: I've come to the conclusion that unless I clearly see an infant emerging from its uterine homeland and its mother is shouting at me: "Over here!"

Rauch also went on to explain the heartbreak she and her husband Winston Rauch have endured on the road to parenthood.

However, she wanted to talk about it to let other women know that they aren't alone, saying: 'To all the women out there who are dealing with fertility issues, have gone through a miscarriage or are going through the pain of it now, allow me to leave you with this message: You are not alone.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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