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Legendary NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha have documented their struggles with infertility over the last few years. The couple used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive their son, Brexton, who turned three in May. In October they revealed that they were ready to go through the process again “to make Brexton a big brother.”
“The reason that we’re sharing all of this is because over the past few years, I’ve heard all of your stories. And I feel like you guys really opened up to us, and we’re a community. Infertility sucks. Everybody else can get pregnant easy,” the couple said in a video posted to Twitter.
“But for those of you that are like us know that that doesn’t work, we want to be really open this time and show you the shots and the medicines and everything that goes into it just to let all of you couples out there facing the same thing….whether you’re going through it now or you might have to go through it or wherever you are in your journey….that you’re not alone. And so we’re excited to bring you along.”
Samantha took to Twitter two weeks ago to reveal that the couple was expecting their second child, a baby girl.
“Feeling blessed today! We are excited to announce that the tests came back positive for our baby girl! We’re cautiously optimistic since it’s still so early but so far everything looks great!” Samantha wrote.
Just one week later (November 30), Samantha shared a heartbreaking video to social media in which she revealed that the couple has suffered a miscarriage.
“Earlier this week I suffered a miscarriage. We lost our baby girl,” Mrs. Busch captioned her video. “My heart hurts more than words can describe. I promise I will answer your questions and share more updates when we are ready, we just need some time as a family to process all of this. Xo, Samantha”
In the video, Samantha bravely detailed the painful moment the found out that they had lost the baby. “Today around 11 o’clock my stomach started hurting and I stood up and I was bleeding. And then we went to the doctor and I was passing a lot of clots and bleeding. They did an ultrasound and they said my cervix was still closed and she was in there, but I was in the beginning of a miscarriage.
She continued, “Yeah, we knew from the beginning that sharing this, there was always the possibility that this could happen. I guess with how Brexton was and how our numbers looked. I never thought it would happen. It’s really hard to share. It’s just heartbreaking.”
Watch Samantha’s tearful video below. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kyle and Samantha Busch during this difficult time.