Tell his truth. lauren Konrad reveals her own difficult fertility journey with her husband Guillaume Tell following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“The last few days have been tough. I’ve been looking for the right words, and reposting someone else’s didn’t quite feel right.” Konrad, 36, wrote via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, June 28. “I wanted to share my own experience with life-saving reproductive care. Six years ago, while trying to start our family, I had an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy, which “occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus,” can be life-threatening for the mother if left untreated, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The Laguna Beach alum shared that thanks to “fast doctors,” her fallopian tubes were saved so she and Tell, 42, could have “two healthy pregnancies.” (The couple share sons Liam James, 4, and Charlie, 2.)
The California native’s comments follow the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, who eliminated the constitutional right to abortion and returned power to the state legislature.
“Yesterday I read that a woman with the same condition had her ectopic pregnancy ruptured – and was facing death – while awaiting treatment because her doctor was on the phone with her lawyer for fear of losing her license. (for using a D&C as a tool to help establish the diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy)”, Konrad wrote about what inspired her to share her own story on social media. “It’s heartbreaking.”
While the fashion designer admitted that “talking about abortion is difficult” and “divides us”, she stressed the importance of people talking and listening to each other “in a respectful way, especially when we are not ‘agree,” adding, “I hope one day we will be in a place where every woman has access to the health care she needs and the freedom to decide what happens to her own body.
The Hills star concluded her message by acknowledging that “many women in my life have had their own abortion experience” and that “I am so grateful that in each case they were able to safely receive abortion care. health they needed and were free to make their own decisions.”
Konrad said exclusively We Weekly Wednesday that while she and Tell have “two wonderful children,” they are “at capacity” and too exhausted to consider expanding their family in the future.
“We are so tired. It’s OK,” she revealed. “I think you just have to work on it after the kids come in. Obviously there’s so much more on your plate, but I also think you have, like, a new appreciation for each other. I knew Will would be a good dad, but he’s a great dad, so I like him a lot more on that level.
The couple, who wed in 2014, first met when they were teenagers and the musician was on tour with his band Something Corporate.
“I met my husband when I was 16 and sat on stage at one of his concerts,” Konrad told Us in 2015. “Ten years later, we were set up on a blind date.”