Congratulations are in order for Melissa Rauch — she’s going to be a new mom! The Big Bang Theory star announced on Tuesday, July 11 that she is pregnant with her first baby — due later this year! — after previously suffering a devastating miscarriage.
“Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn’t make me feel like a complete fraud: ‘Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again,'” the 37-year-old actress wrote in a Glamour essay.
Melissa (as Bernadette) with co-star Simon Helberg on Big Bang. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“‘She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first,'” Melissa continued.
Melissa — who is married to writer Winston Rauch — revealed her miscarriage was “one of the most profound sorrows” she’s ever endured. “It kickstarted a primal depression that lingered in me.”
“The image of our baby on the ultrasound monitor — without movement, without a heartbeat — after we had seen that same little heart healthy and flickering just two weeks prior completely blindsided us and haunts me to this day. I kept waiting for the sadness to lift… but it didn’t,” she recalled. We can’t wait to meet Baby Rauch later this year!
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