"Love and Hip Hop: New York" star Rah Ali opened up about losing her child while she was five months pregnant, saying words can never describe how she felt during that time.
Rah Ali is finally opening up about the difficulty and pain of losing her baby at five months gestation. The "Love and Hip Hop: New York" cast member told People that at first, she was just having stomach cramps and didn't think much of it as these are normal side effects of pregnancy.
"It was the worst experience of my life.”
However, as the day went by, the pain started becoming unbearable, that she rushed to the hospital to have herself checked.
“I called my husband and he rushed home. The ambulance came and they took me to the hospital. That’s when they told me that my cervix was completely open and that my water had broken.”
At 20 weeks, Ali was forced into labor due to the situation, and she was not at all prepared. According to her, for first-time moms like herself, she's been counting down the days until her due date. She did not expect hers to come early, which ultimately broke her heart.
“When you’re pregnant with your first child, it’s a whole mental thing just knowing that you’re going to delivery. Every day you count down and see [your due date] getting closer and closer. At five months, I hadn’t even come to the realization that it was going to happen. It was the worst experience of my life.”
While they were able to deliver the baby at the hospital, the baby only lived for a couple of minutes as the doctors were not able to save her as babies do not survive if not in the womb at 20 weeks.
“I held her … and she slept in the room with us until the morning when they took her away. I felt like I lost my soul.”
Her premature birth was a complete shock to Rah and her husband, especially since they were having a normal pregnancy until the incident happened. There were no signs of complications the entire time, until that day that they realized that her stomach cramps were actually contractions.
The child was not due until mid-October, and now, Rah is suffering from the pain of losing her child midway through her pregnancy. However, due to the support given to her by her family and friends, and even women who went through the same thing, Rah has found the strength to carry on with her life.
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