Kimberly stated she "felt odd" while watching TV with her family and was in the shower seconds later when she miscarried.
James Van Der Beek recounts the incredibly traumatic time in 2019 when his wife lost a pregnancy. As per PEOPLE in an exclusive preview of Thursday, March 16th, episode of Peggy Rometo and Kimberly Van Der Beek's podcast Bathroom Chronicles, which was recorded in the Van Der Beek ranch's bathroom cabin, James shares new details about his wife's pregnancy loss. It occurred while he was competing on season 28 of Dancing with the Stars. "It was just so much pain, and it was so unexpected because everything was right, everything was a fairy tale. Everything was coming together perfectly," James recalled.
"It progressed very quickly into being worried about Kim. We were both just crying and sobbing and there was a lot of blood. Way more blood than any delivery. And then Kim lay down in the shower and then wasn't waking up. So that's when I called 911," he added as he shared the personal trauma with the outlet. Kimberly miscarried at 17 and a half weeks, according to James, two nights before the semi-finals. The couple also experienced a second pregnancy loss in June 2020. Kimberly stated she "felt odd" while watching TV with her family and was in the shower seconds later when she miscarried.
Kimberly and James had five children at the time—Gwendolyn, 4, Emilia, 6, Annabel, 9, Olivia, 12, and Joshua, 10. They have recently welcomed their 15-month-old son Jeremiah. Recalling the unfortunate night the American actor revealed the Beverly Hills emergency response crew arrived when Kimberly continued to lose consciousness, the emergency crew decided to transport her to the hospital. While he acknowledged that he didn't expect to be dancing that night, he opted to participate for Kimberly, who encouraged him to do so.
The following week, the 46-year-old grief-stricken father revealed on DWTS that Kimberly had lost their then-sixth baby on the way. "My wife Kimberly and I went through every expecting parent's worst nightmare. We lost the baby," he said at the time. "The little soul that we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond. You never know why these things happen, that's what I've been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together, it breaks you open, it opens your heart, it deepens your appreciation," he added, "It makes you more human."
He also shared on his account on Instagram a family picture with kids captioned, “We chose to have our first ultrasound on camera with our #DWTS crew capturing the result — something I NEVER thought we’d ever do… but @vanderkimberly and I have been through three of those first appointments to discover either no heartbeat, or no baby, and she wanted to share this moment. Miscarriage (a word that needs a replacement — nobody failed to ‘carry,’ these things sometimes just happen) is something that people rarely talk about and often go through in secret,” as he shared an aspect and the need to change nomenclature behind mishaps which was faced by the couple.
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