Chrissy Teigen says she has come to realise she had an abortion, not a miscarriage

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Placental abruption is when the placenta starts to come away from the inside of the womb wall.

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At the time, the loss was described as a miscarriage, and she shared emotional photos from her hospital bedside.

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The couple had already named the unborn child Jack, the 36-year-old explained.

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She now says she had to make "difficult and heartbreaking" decisions after learning the child would not survive.

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"It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn't either without any medical intervention," Teigen explained.

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"I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage.

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"And I became really frustrated that I didn't, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year"

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Teigen wrote a moving blog explaining that she had been induced to deliver Jack at 20 weeks after being diagnosed with partial placental abruption.

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Placental abruption is when the placenta starts to come away from the inside of the womb wall.

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