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Gwyneth Paltrow Nearly Died From a Miscarriage, Apparently

Gwyneth Paltrow lives on pete moss and lettuce water, but somehow she’s managed to give birth to two healthy (and gluten-deprived) kids with Chris Martin. However, the wheatgrass isn’t always green on Gwyn’s side of the fence, because it turns out she suffered a miscarriage when attempting to bring a third child into the world, and she doesn’t know whether she should try to get pregnant again.

From You:

“My children ask me to have a baby all the time. And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it.

“I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn’t work out and I nearly died. So I am like, ‘Are we good here or should we go back and try again?'”

Going through a miscarriage is an awful thing for anyone to go through, but I’m not being flippant when I question whether part of the reason she miscarries is that she barely eats anything and doesn’t take in nearly enough calories to sustain the pregnancy? I know she’s done it twice and all – and hopefully when she is pregnant, she throws away her 700 calorie per day Tracy Anderson bullshit – but given the illnesses she openly suffers from (osteoporosis, “gluten intolerance” and anemia come to mind, immediately), it’s not as surprising as perhaps it should be.

I like Gwyneth for comedic value. I think Lindy West got it spot on when she wrote: “Commitment to whimsy + clueless gusto + impenetrable privilege = the world’s best comedy.” Amen, sister. Here’s hoping Gwyneth ups her food intake and is soon no longer “missing [her] third”.

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  • There is no shame in having fewer kids. I had one child and had a very difficult pregnancy (and nearly died too, but thank god, we both survived). After that, I knew I was not going to bear more children. And I was cool with that. I was able to foster a very close relationship with my child that has continue to grow and evolve as he entered adulthood. I can’t imagine it turning out any other way.

  • She actually has osteoporosis? That’s like a sure fire sign she’s malnourished. I don’t know which morons are giving these women in Hollywood nutrition advice but honestly…

    Very sad she lost a child but I agree it’d make me question whether her diet played a part. Even if not, it seems a hard choice whether to choose to run the risk again, especially when she risks leaving two children without a mother. Is it worth it…?

  • Are you seriously fucking implying her miscarriage was entirely her fault because she’s thin? Are you fucking serious?

    • She is on the risky side of her child-bearing years. Her chosen diet would be very risky for her fetus. She might have been able to squeak by with her scary eating habits when she was younger, but she is not young anymore. When you stop getting enough calories, you stop ovulating. What do you think will happen when you are pregnant and still don’t get enough calories? Yes, she is very much to blame for her miscarriage. There are other factors, but this is most likely the major factor. Your body can’t fix a problem without the proper amount of fuel. Look up the side effects of anorexia.

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