'General Hospital' Actress Kimberly McCullough Opens Up About Her Late-Term Miscarriage
"I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic."
General Hospital's Kimberly McCullough revealed she suffered a late-term miscarriage in a blog post she published on Sunday.
The actress wrote an emotional post reflecting on the highs and lows she experienced in 2015. She spoke about medical issues, relationship changes, the loss of her dog Melba, adopting her dog Jack and fulfilling career goals such as directing an episode of Pretty Little Liars. She said that while she was working on Pretty Little Liars, a nurse called her and told her she was having a baby girl.
"That was probably the best day of my life thus far, the one I will remember as 'having it all,' " writes McCullough, "It was the night before my first day of shooting. I was prepared. I was fulfilled."
McCullough is best known for her role as Robin Scorpio on General Hospital, a character she has played on and off on the soap opera and its spinoff, since 1985. She also starred in Joan of Arcadia and Once and Again. The episode of Pretty Little Liars she directed is scheduled to air on Jan. 26 of this year.
McCullough said after adopting her dog Jack, her heart was "so full" and then "it broke."
"I had lost my baby girl," said McCullough, revealing she suffered a miscarriage at 22 weeks. "It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen 'for a reason.'"
McCullough said she is still processing the loss and is "still healing."
"Anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic," writes McCullough. "One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again."
At the conclusion of the post, McCullough said she doesn't want to "go total Oprah" but that as she looks back on 2015 and forward to 2016, she is "tired" but still "grateful for it all."