Christina Perri's Daughter 'Born Silent' in the Third Trimester: 'We Lost Our Baby Girl'
The singer suffered a pregnancy loss just days after announcing she may have to deliver her baby early due to complications
"last night we lost our baby girl. she was born silent after fighting so hard to make it to our world. she is at peace now and will live forever in our hearts," the "A Thousand Years" singer said.
Perri, who previously suffered a miscarriage in January, shared a photograph taken inside the hospital of herself and her entertainment journalist husband holding their stillborn daughter's finger.
Costabile shared the same photograph and caption adding, "It's been a rough couple weeks and we're so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers from you all."
Perri was experiencing pregnancy complications and had been candidly keeping fans up to date with her and the baby on the way's health.
Two weeks ago, the musician revealed that she had been hospitalized and shared that she might have to have her baby sooner than expected.
"Hey friends. Well, nothing ever goes as we plan," Perri wrote on her Instagram Stories Nov. 10. "Baby is having an issue, so I'm gonna be here till it's time for baby to come out. Which might have to be very soon. Which is very early."
"Please send some love from your heart to the little heart beating in me that we all make it through this," she added. "I'm grateful for doctors and nurses and will do whatever they suggest we do."
On her Instagram Story Friday, Perri, who was in her third trimester, said that her baby on the way would have needed to undergo surgery immediately after birth as the child had a birth defect known as jejunal atresia.
"We met with the surgeon and she's amazing. Baby has jejunal atresia but we won't know how severe til surgery," she wrote.
Jejunal atresia is when the intestine fails to develop properly and the membrane connecting the small intestines to the abdominal wall is not completely developed or is completely absent, according to The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The intestine then twists an artery that supplies blood to the colon, creating a blockage.
Perri also thanked fans for their ongoing support in another post on her Story Friday. "Hi friends. Thank you for another day of thousands of messages, stories, prayers, texts, flowers, support and love," Perri wrote atop a selfie, adding, "Me and baby are ok."
"I want to continue to help change the story & stigma around miscarriage, secrecy and shame," she explained at the time. "I am so sad but not ashamed. I am ever reminded how amazing and powerful women are at making life and at healing. To all the mothers who have been here and who will be here, I see you and I love you."
"When the time feels right we will try again, but today, we mourn our little life lost," she added.