Lisa Ling Reveals Miscarriage, Says She Felt “Like a Failure”

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 6:10 PM CDT
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Lisa Ling Reveals Miscarriage, Says She Felt “Like a Failure”

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Lisa Ling arrives at the Step Up Women's Network's 2009 Inspiration Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 5, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Lisa Ling lost her baby in a miscarriage six months ago, an experience the journalist said made her feel like “a complete failure.”

The former co-host of "The View" revealed news of the miscarriage while returning to the ABC daytime talk show for an episode set to air Friday, People mag reported.

During the appearance, Ling, 37, reportedly said she was just seven weeks pregnant when she learned her baby did not have a heartbeat.

"I don't know that I took [the pregnancy] as seriously as I should have because it happened so fast,” she said, according to People. “But then when I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was like bam, like a knife through the heart.”

Ling, who is married to oncologist Paul Song, said that after losing her baby she “felt more like a failure” than she had “in a very long time.”

The journalist said she’s co-founded a website, secretsocietyofwomen.com, to encourage other women to share their stories on taboo or uncomfortable subjects.

The Stir.com reports Ling is the latest in a string of celebrities who have come forward recently to  talk -- or simply confirm -- their miscarriages

The list includes: British pop star Lily Allen, Celine Dion, Cher, Barbara Bush and Mariah Carey.

Selected Reading: People, The Stir, AP


 

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