Henry Golding and Liv Lo are about to welcome their first child – a baby girl – into the world.
The couple broke the happy news early last month with the Hollywood actor caressing Liv’s baby bump. However, things weren’t always smooth sailing. Prior to their big reveal, the expecting mom had a miscarriage earlier this year.
Taken from her website FitSphere, the article titled “Liv Lo Golding: Journey to Pregnancy” reads:
“My First Pregnancy
Our trip to Peru was magical. On 1/1/2020, 9 years after we met, we found out we were pregnant! It felt like divine timing; however, coming off of holiday we went back full swing into work and travel. With me already scheduled to travel every week I opted to see an OBGYN on the 10th week of pregnancy. Besides a few tummy aches, I was feeling good otherwise.
My First Miscarriage
It was painful that our baby didn’t have a heartbeat on the first scan. Our fertility doctor, Dr. Andy Huang, explained that a miscarriage means that I am not infertile, but a bad egg got fertilised. With Henry still in production, I set up an appointment to have the missed abortion procedure in the coming days. Even with friends in LA to support me, going through the process on my own, and then catching up with him in Tokyo meant that he was left out of the emotional journey. All I needed was a big hug after the procedure, but having to wait a week to travel across the world to catch up with each other was pretty traumatic for me.”
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Following the painful experience, Liv felt that perhaps it wasn’t the right time to welcome a new addition into her and Henry’s life. “How was I to start my career in LA, satisfy the growth of the company, and shift into motherhood when my cup was already so full?” asked the fitness guru. Was there space in her life for a baby?
Her perspective shifted after she made a conscious decision “to slow down, stress less, and work less”. “Then in June 2020, on a regular ultrasound, Dr. Huang mentioned that I had recently dropped an egg. As we had been trying again, it’s more than likely that I would be pregnant. YAY!” she recalled.
Due to the first miscarriage, the lovebirds decided to keep the pregnancy hush hush “until we hit 20 weeks and we were fully in the clear“. Over the past weekend, Liv uploaded a short clip of her daughter’s ultrasound and also a heartwarming moment of Henry kissing Liv’s bump.
Do check out Liv’s inspiring story here.