Jana Kramer and her husband, former NFL player Mike Caussin, were married in 2015 and immediately wanted children. However, they had a tough time conceiving, so they turned to invitro fertilization (IVF). Two of the three embryos retrieved, were implanted, but they resulted in miscarriages, devastating the couple.
Kramer, who played Alex Dupré on the hit television show “One Tree Hill,” finally found out that she was pregnant with her daughter Jolie Rae, who is now two years old.
They were overjoyed by Jolie Rae’s birth. A few months, Kramer was pregnant again. But this time, she unfortunately miscarried.
The couple still wanted another baby, so they tried IVF again with that third embryo, which resulted in another miscarriage. In total, Kramer has had two chemical pregnancies — an early pregnancy loss that happens soon after implantation — and three miscarriages.
Finding a community
“When I had my miscarriage last October , I had a really tough time,” Kramer recounts. “I had a video I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to seem like I was trying to get attention or wanting people to feel bad for me. It was more that I didn’t want to feel alone. But instead I deleted the videos and I just posted a picture.”
Kramer, 34, saved the videos she made during the pregnancy and compiled them into an emotional vlog, which she recently shared on her YouTube channel. She wants to make the online community aware of the struggles of conception, hoping that it will inspire people to be there for each other.