The former Bachelorette star revealed her sad news in a July 2020 Instagram post, saying she hopes that by sharing her story, it will help other women feel less alone in their own experiences.

“I am 1 in 4. I don’t really know what to say here,” Fedotowsky-Manno, 35, wrote in a lengthy, emotional caption.

“I’m sitting in my car, using talk to text & I’m just gonna speak from my heart. I had a miscarriage recently (I’m at the OBGYN right now for a follow up),” she continued. “I’m not sharing this bc I feel sorry for myself or I want others to tell me they feel sorry for me. I don’t feel sorry for myself. I feel sad for what could’ve been. Sad for the baby that was growing inside me. Sad because it’s sad.”

“I want to share this because I think it’s important,” she continued. “I’m so uplifted and encouraged by the way I’m seeing social media change. Change from being a place where everyone shares the highlights of their life and now being a place where people share the good & the bad – the smiles & the tears. ❤️”

The TV personality and blogger said that it’s “such a long story of how it all happened,” and that she is unsure if she will ever share the full story.

“I’m writing this post to let others know who have experienced pregnancy loss know that I see you & feel you,” she went on. “We all go through different emotions & process the loss differently. I know that my loss is not the same as someone who’s had a stillbirth or lost a baby at 20 weeks. Or someone who has been trying to conceive for years.”

The mother of two later thanked fans and followers for their support on her Instagram story.

“Thank you for all your love and support on my last post,” she said. “It was a difficult few weeks for sure.”

“I shared at one point a few weeks ago that I was going through something but I wasn’t ready to share it with all of you, I needed some time to grieve the loss,” she said. “But I am so much better now and I am enjoying my family and yeah, I just wanted to share because I know it’s going to help people. And that’s why I’m doing it.”