Pregnancy & Birth

The Veronicas' Lisa Origliasso reveals she suffered a miscarriage after an ectopic pregnancy

''Sometimes pain can bring about the greatest growth.''

By Alex Lilly
The Veronicas' Lisa Origliasso and her husband Logan Huffman thought their dreams of parenthood were coming true, but the musician has revealed she suffered a miscarriage after an ectopic pregnancy.
The musician shared a series of Instagram stories about her ordeal, adding that she did not want to simply show the "shiny highlight reel of life" but the "shadow and the light, the true human experience."
The Veronicas' Lisa shared a heartbreaking revelation about her miscarriage. (Image: Instagram @jessicaveronica)
Lisa revealed that when she and her husband found out she was pregnant they were "in tears of happiness and excitement."
"As a couple we always had an understanding to a certain extent of the miracle of life, how it is strong and fragile all at once. But now we truly appreciate that from our own experience. Sometimes pain can bring about the greatest growth."
The singer added that she took three pregnancy tests to be sure and for two weeks the couple were blissfully happy and planning for the arrival of their child, but after some irregular bleeding Lisa knew something was wrong.
Lisa and her husband Logan were over the moon when they learned of the pregnancy. (Image: Instagram @lisa_veronica)
When Lisa noticed that her bleeding, which she originally thought was spotting from implantation bleeding, became "heavier, not lighter", and that she was waking up nauseous at 2.30am every night, she visited her doctor.
It was there that the 35-year-old was informed she'd undergone an ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy in which the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube that is potentially life-threatening for the mother. The fertilised egg can't survive outside the uterus and is therefore not a viable pregnancy.
"I didn't quite know how to process what I'd just learnt," she penned.
"At the hospital my blood work showed I was pregnant, my lining was strong and my body was preparing a baby, But during ultrasound they couldn't find any sign of the baby anywhere."
Lisa's Instagram stories detailed her miscarriage experience. (Image: Instagram @lisa_veronica)
"Sometimes in life no matter what choice we make, we're destined to hurt." (Image: Instagram @lisa_veronica)
Though Lisa admitted it was one of the darkest times of their lives, it has also been one of the happiest.
"The miracle of life is a fragile dance and sure, there's a little bit of luck involved and hard truths along the way...but it's how we choose to keep growing through those broken branches...reaching towards the sun in our darkest hours, that proves to ourselves just how strong we really are."
"Inevitably, I know one day we will have a family," she finished. "But it just wouldn't feel right to share the good news in the future, without paying respect, love and bringing awareness to the heartbreaking journey so many women and couples face everyday. If this story makes one less woman feel alone, then that to me is worth it."
"Inevitably, I know one day we will have a family." (Image: Instagram @loganhuffman77)
Lisa and Logan tied the knot in November 2018 on Queensland's Sunshine Coast with Lisa's twin sister and fellow Veronica Jess as one of her bridesmaids.
The bride wore a stunning J'Aton Couture gown that reflected "the romance period of the Victorian era" but also had "the forward graces of the '30s and '40s."
WATCH BELOW: Lisa Origliasso shares gorgeous footage from her wedding. Post continues after video...
The wedding venue Secrets on the Lake was reportedly where Logan proposed and a place which Lisa said she'd loved since she was a child.
"A month ago he burnt a blood-sucking leech off me while we were camping in the middle of the Queensland rainforest then asked me to be with him forever. His love has been life changing," she wrote at the time of their engagement.
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