NFL star George Kittle’s wife Claire revealed that she had an ectopic pregnancy.
The influencer, who has over 117,000 followers on the social media app, said she found out she was pregnant on Christmas Day 2022.
During a routine ultrasound appointment on January 10, when she was 7.5 weeks pregnant, the brunette was told she was having an ectopic pregnancy.
She underwent surgery that night.
The Instagram star shared the candid note on Valentine’s Day so that other women who have gone through the same thing don’t feel alone like she did.
Sad news: NFL star George Kittle’s wife Claire revealed that she had an ectopic pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized eggs implants outside a woman’s uterus, most often in a fallopian tube, the Mayo Clinic said.
The fallopian tube carries eggs to the uterus from the ovaries but in an ectopic pregnancy, the egg is implanted before getting inside the uterus.
An ectopic pregnancy can occurs in a fallopian tube, in an ovary, abdominal cavity or in the cervix, per the website.
This type of pregnancy cannot proceed normally and it can be life-threatening if left untreated; the fertilized egg cannot survive outside the uterus.
If it is not removed, it can lead to the fallopian tube rupturing.
Claire said that when she was going through it, she didn’t know anyone else who had an ectopic pregnancy and that she hopes other women can find comfort in hearing that they are not alone.
In the post, which Claire shared on Valentine’s Day, she wrote a heartfelt note starting on when she found out she was pregnant – adding a number of pictures from the past two months.
‘On Christmas morning George and I took a pregnancy test while the rest of our family waited to open presents downstairs. We were about to see the greatest gift, a positive test.’
Speaking out: The Influencer, who has over 117,000 followers on the social media app, said she found out she was pregnant on Christmas Day 2022
His biggest supporter: During a routine ultrasound appointment on January 10, when she was 7.5 weeks pregnant, the brunette was told she was having an ectopic pregnancy
‘Fast forward to Jan 10th I had a routine ultrasound putting me right around 7.5 weeks pregnant. The nurse giving my ultra sound went silent for awhile and I asked “I’m still early there’s probably nothing to see yet right?”‘
Adding: ‘She responded with “I see a pregnancy here it’s just not in the correct place, it’s ectopic”… I felt my soul leave my body as I knew exactly what that meant. After hours of evaluating options and speaking with doctors in the ER the decision was made to go into surgery that night.’
‘This type of pregnancy is extremely dangerous for the mother if not found early. I’m so thankful for the nurses and doctors who found this soon enough and to the Niners for allowing George to sprint out of the building at any given moment.’
‘George was my strength when I had none. We leaned on each other like we never have before. I’m thankful my mom, dad and George’s parents were all here to help us. The point of sharing this is not for pity but to acknowledge something extremely personal, hard & emotional that has taken place in our life.’
‘To simply talk about t because I felt alone when I got the news. I never knew anyone else who had an ectopic pregnancy before. So here’s my direct line to you, I’ve had one, you’re not alone. It sucks, It’s hard, be strong. There’s strength in stories and I hope you can find comfort in ours.’
‘There types of things need to be talked about more often. Please keep George and I in your prayers as we don’t really know what to expect moving forward. I do know God gives us exactly what we need when we need it.’
‘So on this Valentine’s Day I hope you feel love of all kinds. That’s what got us through the worst couple of weeks. If you haven’t heard it lately, you’re capable, you’re loved & you’re never alone. Some loving moments from the past two months of our life.’
She shared several snaps and a video of them announcing the pregnancy to their family with the note, calling them ‘loving moments from the past two months of our life.’
From the heart: The Instagram star shared the candid note on Valentine’s Day so that other women who have gone through the same thing don’t feel alone like she did
Bittersweet: She shared a snap of the pregnancy test after she had first found out she was pregnant. She posted the photo in the slideshow shared alongside the sad new about her ectopic pregnancy
Her biggest supporter: In the post, which Claire shared on Valentine’s Day, she wrote a heartfelt note starting on when she found out she was pregnant – adding a number of pictures from the past two months
Best friends: The lovebirds have been together long before his days in the NFL
The news: She shared snaps of her and her pals from December through February
Family is everything: The beauty also posted a video of them telling their family they were pregnant
Happier times: The stunner with her pals; shared in the slideshow
Adorable: George seen with a family member
True love: Claire goes to her husband’s games dressed in gorgeous looks, including a bedazzled version of his jersey
George, who is the tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, and Claire married in April 2019.
The lovebirds met as freshmen at the University of Iowa in 2012. He played football for Iowa and she was a basketball player there.
The now 29-year-old saw her in the parking lot of their dormitory and he asked his roommate ‘Godd**n who is that?” according to their 2018 proposal video, via People.
The roommate told him: ‘”Oh, that’s Claire. Actually one of my friends says she’s a total b***h.”
George said he ‘wanted to find out for myself’ and went up to her and made a comment about her pink helmet for her moped.
They were friends for eight months before they started dating.
They got engaged on August 10, 2018 and eloped the following year.
They had a wedding party planned for June 2020 in Italy but when the COVID-19 pandemic put the world on hold, they delayed it until April 2021 – having it in their backyard.
They live in Nashville, Tennessee during the off-season with their puppy Deenie, a Bernedoodle.
George, who was born in Madison, Wisconsin, played at the University of Iowa for four years from 2012 until 2016.
He was drafted in the fifth round with the 146th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Since then, he has played in the NFL for six seasons and counting.
Support system: The couple seen during a game in early 2023
George is a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers
Cute: The couple seen attending the 12th Annual NFL Honors at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on February 9, 2023
Sweet: The married duo shared a sweet kiss on the carpet
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