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'One Tree Hill' Actress Expecting Baby After Multiple Miscarriages

Last Christmas, while many families were counting their blessings and celebrating a wonderful year with their loved ones, actress and singer Jana Kramer was nursing a broken heart.

Kramer revealed on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child with her husband, former NFL player Mike Caussin, but unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage.

"Today I am 1-3," Kramer wrote in the emotional post, which included a picture of Kramer holding the ultrasound photo of the baby she lost. "I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle. I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not."

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Kramer admitted that she "debated posting" about she wasn't looking for sympathy,  but she also wanted to let other women going through something similar know that they aren't alone. At that point, she had been through three miscarriages and two chemical pregnancies.

"This unfortunately isn’t my first loss," Kramer continued. "When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait."

"So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently...and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now. For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other."

The former One Tree Hill star encouraged both men and women to share their stories because nobody should grieve alone.

"We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too. And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God..."

Today I am 1-3. I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle. I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not. This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait. So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently...and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now. For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other. You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you...and all of us are (and guys too. We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too). And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God, my girlfriend @alittlebitfancy says them for me. But in her Words and her story on her loss. It’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. I know for me it helped. Head over to her page. Her link is in the bio and also in my bio. I love you guys. #yourenotalone

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Thankfully, 2018 is shaping up to be a much better year for Kramer and Caussin. The couple are expecting their "rainbow baby" this fall!

"Surprise! We have a rainbow baby on the way & couldn’t be more excited! Jolie is going to be a big sister & we’re becoming a family of 4!” Kramer wrote in the caption of a family photo with a sign that says, “Only child expiring November 2018.”

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Kramer, who appeared on Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, revealed in the announcement as well as on her podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer, that she used an Ava Bracelet to help her keep track of her ovulation cycle to make things easier.

“I didn’t know I ovulated late and I don’t know if it’s because my cycles are messed up because of my miscarriages, but it said I ovulated on the sixteenth or seventeenth day so that’s what we trusted and I got pregnant,” she explained.

Following the happy news, she opened up to People about her difficult to getting pregnant.

"I’m so excited,” the “Dammit” singer said during the exclusive interview. "We lost in October and then we did an IVF cycle and we lost in February, so I want to be able to be like, ‘Hey, I know it’s hard but just try to have some hope.'"

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Kramer said while she's over the moon about the pregnancy, she had the "worst" morning sickness, and it has only recently gotten better.

"I was in bed for like six weeks straight,” says the entertainer, who is keeping the sex of their second child a secret for a couple more weeks. "I felt like I was just doing such a bad job as a mom because Jolie’s super active right now."

Kramer admits that it couldn't have been a better time to have a baby because she and her husband are in a much better place than they were over the last two years.

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The pair got married in 2015, but it wasn't long after that Kramer discovered Caussin had been unfaithful. He eventually entered rehab for treatment, and they were able to reconcile for the sake of their daughter, Jolie.

They have been "actively working" on their relationship for the last two years.

“We really wanted to get to a place where we were healthy [before trying for another baby],” said Kramer. “We both know that children do not save a marriage.”

Now, Caussin is very much present in Kramer and Jolie's life and is ready to lend a shoulder and a helping hand on the tough days.

"The first [pregnancy] was tough,” Kramer recalled. “He was going through his thing that I didn’t even know about, but this time around he’s just truly been the greatest support system I could’ve ever asked for. It feels so much more unified and I love that."

Congratulations to Kramer and Caussin! Wishing them the best of luck as they embark on the journey to become parents for the second time.

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.