Sanya Richard-Ross Opens Up About Previous Miscarriage

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Sanya Richards-Ross gets candid about her previous miscarriage during the season 15 finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. 

During the episode, she stated that shortly after revealing that she was expecting her second child, she suffered a miscarriage. “Everything was fine at my five-week checkup, but when I went back to Dr. Jackie for my seven-week checkup, she told me that the baby wasn’t growing and it looked like it was no longer a viable pregnancy.” 

The Olympic track star had to undergo a dilation and curettage (D&C), a procedure to treat issues that come with a miscarriage or abortion by removing the tissue from inside the uterus. Dr. Jackie stated that Ross had a “traumatic miscarriage.” 

“I was rushed off in an ambulance to the hospital. I lost so much blood that I had to get a blood transfusion,” Richards-Ross said. “Especially not having Ross there, being by myself, it was really, really hard.” 

Sanya Richards-Ross is married to former NFL star Aaron Ross and they share a 6-year-old son. She told her mother, “I kept debating whether to tell him or not. But literally every night without fail, he’d put his hand on my stomach and he would say, ‘Dear God, please let us have a healthy baby, and let it be a little girl.’”

She continued, “And so Ross and I were like, ‘We’re not gonna tell Deuce.’ Like, ‘We’re just gonna try right away, and he doesn’t understand the timeline and all that stuff,’ right? And so the first night I came back and he said the prayer, I just, it broke my heart because I felt like I was being so disingenuous too, like- Deuce is like the love of my life, and I love him so much. I don’t want to lie to him, you know?”

Richards-Ross added, “And I talked to Ross, and I said, ‘Babe, I can’t not tell him.’ So I said to him. ‘Deuce-y, when mommy was in New York, something happened, and I lost the baby. And he just started crying.” She revealed that her son began to cry and she cried with him.