Retired Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband, former NFL long snapper Andrew East, recently opened up about the couple's struggle with a miscarriage in an emotional video that gained popularity over the weekend.
Johnson posted the video - called "pregnancy + heartbreak" - on her YouTube channel this Saturday. The video shows Johnson and East's initial joy over finding out they're expecting a baby to the sadness they felt when they learned Johnson suffered a miscarriage.
But the clinic said the actual number is likely higher than that since "many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't realize she's pregnant."
Johnson, who has often shared uplifting messages about her Christian faith, did offer an inspiring note at the end of the video for herself and anyone experiencing the same emotions.
"The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life," she wrote. "My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news. I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next."