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Jennifer Lawrence gets candid on her miscarriage heartbreak

JLaw also opened up about how the overturning of Roe v Wade impacted her.
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Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she previously suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages before welcoming her first child in 2022, a son named Cy. 

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In a raw interview with Vogue, the Don’t Look Up star made the rare private revelations while speaking about the overturning of Roe v Wade in June.

The 32-year-old, who welcomed a baby boy with her husband Cooke Maroney in February, said she fell pregnant in her early 20s and planned on getting an abortion, but suffered a miscarriage before the procedure.

“I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal,” she told Vogue in their October issue.

Then in late 2020 while shooting Don’t Look Up, Jennifer fell pregnant again.

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Jennifer welcomed her first child in February. (Credit: Getty)

The Oscar-winning actress said she wanted to have the baby, having just gotten married and ready to start a family.

Sadly, this pregnancy also ended in a miscarriage.

As a result, Jennifer had to get a D&C, the surgical procedure by which tissue is removed from the uterus.

When Jennifer became pregnant again, this time with her now-seven-month-old son Cy, she couldn’t stop thinking about the way pregnancy affected her body.

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Jennifer had her first miscarriage in her early 20s. (Credit: Getty)

This prompted a whole new perspective on the restrictions women now face over their reproductive rights in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade.

“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant. Thinking about the things that were happening to my body.

“And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy,” she said.

“But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”

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Jennifer suffered her second abortion while shooting Don’t Look Up in 2020. (Credit: Getty)

In the wide-ranging profile, Jennifer also opened up about navigating the difficult conversations around politics with her Republican-voting family back in Kentucky.

“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different,” she said.

The new mum said she can no longer surround herself with people who “aren’t political”, adding that politics are “killing people”.

If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, help is always available. You can call the SANDS 24/7 bereavement support line on 1300 308 307 or visit the website.

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