A late-term miscarriage for Jack Osbourne and his wife, Lisa Stelly, has been a heart-breaking experience, and the couple said they are leaning on family, friends and God for help through the difficult time, the New York Daily News reported on Sept. 6.
The late-term miscarriage occurred during Stelly’s second trimester. She was pregnant with a boy. Stelly and Osbourne announced the late-term miscarriage on her blog, the Raddest Mom, in a post titled “Unfortunate Announcement.”
The Sept. 5 blog post said that Osbourne and Stelly lost the baby boy last week in a late-term miscarriage and that they had been “dreading” making the announcement to the public. “Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through,” Stelly wrote.
Most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy — the first trimester, according to WebMD. A miscarriages that occurs after 20 weeks gestation is referred to as a late-term miscarriage.
Stelly and Osbourne, 27, are parents to daughter Pearl, 16 months. The couple had announced that they were expecting their second child early last month, according to US Magazine.
Jack Osbourne is the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Jack Osbourne wed Stelly in October 2012 after about a year of dating. The director and former reality star, who will next appear on the 17th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2012.
According to the March of Dimes, as many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage. Exact numbers aren’t known because many miscarriages happen before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. There are many possible causes of a miscarriage, although often a cause is never known. Possible causes of a miscarriage are chromosomal abnormalities in the developing baby, blighted ovum, health problems with the mother, and use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco during pregnancy.