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Ex-ESPNer had a miscarriage during live broadcast

A former ESPN presenter, who was fired last month on her first day back from maternity leave, shared a moving post with her Instagram followers on Sunday in honor of her first mother’s day. Sarah Walsh, who is married to Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Buschmann, wrote the difficult path that they embarked in the direction of parenthood, in which the suffering of a miscarriage, while on live TV.

My mom bought them these onesies, because they thought that they were funny. For us, they are particularly poignant. Finding a good egg is not easy for me, and I suspect that there are many people who have the same struggle. The way to a dark path began while hosting Sportscenter on the road of Alabama. I arrived in Tuscaloosa nearly three months pregnant. I would not return the same way. The juxtaposition of school-age children is going nuts behind us, while I was losing a baby, was surreal. I was scared, no one knew that I was pregnant, so I did the show while having a miscarriage. On the tv. My husband had to watch this unfold more than a thousand kilometers away, sms me hospital options during commercial breaks. It would get worse. Two failed pregnancies. More than once, I would have the surgery one day and be on SportsCenter the next so not to draw attention to my situation. When We went down the IVF road of endless shots and procedures. After a number of rounds, we could only salvage two eggs. I refused to use even for a long time, because I can’t bear the idea of all hope is gone. I blew out tests of the pregnancy, afraid to know if it worked. It had. Times two. It was exciting news, but we knew better than to celebrate. So I have a third straight football season pregnant, strategically choosing clothing and stand on certain corners, using scripts to hide my stomach. There would be no baby announcement, no shower, and we didn’t buy a single thing in preparation for the babies, because I wasn’t sure that they would see. We told very few people we were pregnant, and almost no one there, there were two. For those who thought I was creepy quiet about my pregnancy, now you know why. For as long as I can remember, I hosted sports Hall on mother’s day, and the last few years that are doing personally brutal. An hour-long reminder of everything that had gone wrong. I was not on tv today, and I’m not sure if I will be again, but instead I got to hang out with these two good eggs. My ONLY good eggs. And I know how lucky I actually am.

A post shared by Sara Walsh (@sarawalsh10) on May 14, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT

“The way to a dark path began while hosting Sportscenter on the road of Alabama,” Walsh placed in a part, alongside a photo of herself with her baby twins. “I arrived in Tuscaloosa nearly three months pregnant. I would not return the same way. The juxtaposition of school children behind us, while I was losing a baby, it was surreal.”

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Walsh wrote that no one knew she was pregnant, except for her husband, that watching more than a thousand miles away at home. Walsh said Buschmann was texting her nearby hospital options during commercial breaks.

“It might get worse,” she wrote. “Two failed pregnancies. More than once I had a surgery on one day and be on SportsCenter the next so not to draw attention to my situation. When We went down the IVF road of endless shots and procedures. After a number of rounds, we could only salvage two eggs.”

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Walsh shared that she took a break from trying to become pregnant and when they decided to try in vitro again, she heard that she was pregnant with fraternal twins.

“So I have a third straight football season pregnant, strategically choosing clothing and stand on certain corners, using scripts to hide my stomach. There would be no baby announcement, no shower, and we didn’t buy a single thing in preparation for the babies, because I wasn’t sure that they would see. We told very few people we were pregnant, and almost no one knew that there were two.”

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In the photo, which as of Monday has garnered more than 4,600 likes, her son and daughter are wearing “Good Egg” onesies, that Walsh said are even more meaningful to her after the fight that she and Bushmann went by.

“As long as I can remember, I hosted sports Hall on mother’s day, and the last few years that are doing personally brutal. An hour-long reminder of everything that had gone wrong,” she writes. “I was not on TV today, and I’m not sure if I will be again, but instead I got to hang out with these two good eggs. My ONLY good eggs. And I know how lucky I actually am.”

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