Elizabeth Hendrickson baby news Young and Restless

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Young and Restless actress had a difficult journey to becoming pregnant.

Actress Elizabeth Hendrickson, who returned to her Young and Restless role as Chloe Mitchell in June, after leaving General Hospital as Margaux Dawson, has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband, Rob Meder. Soaps.com has her Instagram post sharing the exciting news, in which she reveals they will be welcoming their little bundle of joy, a girl, in March 2020. The actress made the announcement with a photograph showing her baby belly and quipping, “No that’s not a belly full of bagels it’s a belly full of bagels AND a BABY!” She went on to thank her former General Hospital co-star, Tamara Braun (Kim Nero) who snapped the shot during a shoot they were doing with photographer Brad Everett Young. Hendrickson’s Young and Restless co-star, Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair Williams) offered her congratulations in the comment section and enthused, “SO happy for you both!” Hendrickson married Meder in June after announcing they got engaged at Christmas in 2018. As part of the Young and Restless actress’ post, she also alluded to difficulties the couple had in conceiving and explained, “Our journey to getting pregnant has not been easy and I’m looking forward to talk about it more publicly, hear your stories, share experiences and learn as much I can from all of you.” Hendrickson opened up about two painful and discouraging miscarriages she suffered, one just months after the other, after becoming pregnant for the first time two years ago in October, and spoke of the self-doubt she experienced before finally realizing she wasn’t alone after talking with family and friends.

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Soaps.com congratulates Elizabeth Hendrickson and Rob Meder on their thrilling news and look forward to sharing the first adorable photos of their baby girl next year.

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Two years ago in early October I found out I was pregnant with our first child. I was in shock, it was not planned. I was excited but also scared. I wasn’t sure if I was ready but knew I was with the person I wanted to have a child with so I came around quickly. Shortly after I experienced my first miscarriage. It was also a shock as it had all come and gone so quickly. A few months later I was pregnant again. I was more prepared for the positive result and so thankful to be able to get pregnant so quickly also for being in my late 30s. On the day of my first scheduled doctors appointment at 8 weeks I started experiencing the same cramps as the last time. It was awful. Painful. Emotionally and physically. I felt discouraged, incompetent and started having doubts in myself if i was ever meant to be a mother. I didn’t know how common it was until I started talking about it more openly with my friends and even with women I wasn’t that close with at my business. It helped immensely. The stories that other women shared made me realize I was not alone and at times I felt guilty talking about it when I heard about those who had miscarriages much later than I or had given birth to still borns. Talk about your experiences. Good or bad. You will find a new tribe of support you never knew existed. Its what gave me the strength and courage to continue to try. We were meant to be parents, when the timing was right. I couldn’t at the time understand why that was our story but now looking back I can see it all clearly. What’s meant to be is meant to be. Trust the story being written no matter how it may unfold. It somehow always works out in the end. To all of those who have had similar experiences I wrap my virtual arms around you and squeeze you tightly. I know how awful it all feels. You have support, please try to talk about it, it helps immensely. #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

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