Meghan Trainor's Pregnancy-Loss Scare With Her Second Baby
Meghan Trainor Thought She Had a Pregnancy Loss With Her Second Baby
Meghan Trainor is pregnant again, expecting a second child with her husband, Daryl Sabara. But according to a Feb. 7 interview with E! News, she almost didn't believe another baby was going to make it. "Not to get gnarly, but I had so much bleeding in the beginning that I didn't think I was pregnant," she said. After getting a positive pregnancy test and feeling "stoked" at first, a round of implantation bleeding crushed her high spirits. "An hour later, I was like, 'Oh, here's my period.' It was tough."
Afterward, Trainor assumed she had experienced a very early pregnancy loss (also referred to as a chemical pregnancy), but she went to her doctor just to be safe. "[My doctor] was like, 'Well, keep testing. You should be negative in the next few days.' And it was positive, positive, positive, positive every day," Trainor said. She decided to do a blood test for more clarity, and the results showed high levels of hCG — a hormone produced during pregnancy. "They're like, 'So that's a 10-weeker.' And I was like, 'Yeah!!'" the singer recalled.
As it turned out, Trainor was experiencing implantation bleeding, which coincided perfectly with her period. Implantation bleeding is fairly common in the first trimester and is thought to be caused by a fertilized egg attaching to the uterine lining (although this is still debated). Most importantly, it's not usually a sign of any major issues. In fact, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, between 15 and 25 percent of pregnant people report some form of bleeding in the first trimester. While there are many reasons for bleeding early in pregnancy — including infection, ectopic pregnancy, and even pregnancy loss — it's not always indicative of a problem.
Trainer gave birth to her first child, Riley, in February 2021. Now into her second pregnancy, after her initial fears of pregnancy loss subsided, Trainor says this pregnancy is even better than her first. "Now I have mom friends," Trainor said. "Now I'm pregnant with other people. And it's the best feeling."