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Shawn Johnson East Bravely Shared Her Post-Miscarriage Doctor's Visit On YouTube

The Olympic gold medalist and her husband had found out they were unexpectedly pregnant just 48 hours earlier.

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In an emotional and raw video uploaded to Shawn Johnson East's YouTube channel on Saturday, the Olympic gold medalist and her husband, NFL free agent Andrew East, shared their journey from the surprise of finding out they were expecting their first child to learning Shawn had miscarried, just two days later.

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"We feel like a lot of people go through this, so we wanted to share it," Shawn explains as they introduce the video.

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The gymnast then takes us back a couple of days to the moment she found out there was a "human inside of me."

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There's joy, there's tears, there's fear, there's loneliness. The couple are hundreds of miles apart, and the pregnancy is unexpected, but welcome.

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The couple expressed mixed emotions about the entire experience, ranging from fear to grief.

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"Know you're not the only one going through whatever you're going through," Andrew East says in the video.

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Neither are you, Shawn and Andrew. Sending you both love.

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