Carmella Details Ectopic Pregnancy And Being In A “Deep Depression”
Carmella has bravely opened up about her ectopic pregnancy while also explaining that it led to a deep depression and also coming back to WWE healthy.
At WWE Elimination Chamber last Saturday, Carmella was in a six-woman Elimination Chamber match with Asuka, Natalya, Raquel Rodriguez, Nikki Cross and Liv Morgan. The match ended with Asuka picking up the win, but Carmella lasted all the way until the end of it as the runner up.
For much of 2022, Carmella was on the sideline dealing with an ectopic pregnancy, which is a miscarriage. Many of us don’t know what an ectopic pregnancy is, but as Carmella explained, it is when the baby fetus is in the fallopian tube, not the uterus and it can lead to the woman carrying the baby to die.
On the WWE After the Bell podcast hosted by Carmella’s husband Corey Graves and Raw’s Kevin Patrick, Carmella talked about her journey back to WWE after going through a very difficult time.
“I spent the last seven months away from WWE. This is the longest time I’ve ever spent away, actually. I had some time off, a couple, you know, some health issues going on that we’ve now moved on from. I’m great. I’m healthy. I’m ready to go. But yeah, It’s been a crazy seven months to say the least.”
“I was dealing with an ectopic pregnancy which means that the pregnancy was not viable, couldn’t move forward with it, and it’s actually something that you and I both were learning together is very, very dangerous. It’s something that a lot of women actually don’t make it through. So I feel very fortunate that I made it through.”
As she continued, Carmella explained more about ectopic pregnancy.
“It actually happens to 6% of pregnancies, which is crazy to think about 6%. But basically, what happens is, I’m just so grateful I listen to my body. There was a moment where I wasn’t sure what was happening. My stomach was killing me. I asked you to take me to the emergency room. I’m in the emergency room and I actually had to take an ambulance to another emergency room for them to continue to diagnose exactly what had happened.”
“Once I realized that it was, in fact, an ectopic pregnancy, which means it’s, not to get super technical, but it’s in your fallopian tube, not in your uterus, so at any point, basically, it can explode, and you can bleed to death, which is insane to think about.”
Carmella also spoke about being on bed rest for four weeks and how there’s nothing you can do about it because it’s just how the body reacts.
“It’s insane because not only am I in the emergency room for this crazy medical condition that, you know, we have to monitor very closely, I was on bed rest for four weeks straight. I couldn’t do anything. But then I’m also processing the loss of our baby, so it was a double whammy. So I just think through all of that, we made it through and I’m so, so grateful.”
“I’m not trying to gloss over any of this as if it was, I mean, I was in a deep depression for a while. It was really hard. But I felt like it was necessary for me to share my story because I felt even though I had you and I had my family, I’ve never felt so alone because it’s kind of like blaming yourself. What did I do wrong? How could I have prevented this? It turns out, there’s nothing I could have done. It’s just how your body reacts.”
When it comes to her support system, Carmella thanked former WWE CEO Stephanie McMahon for supporting her so much.
“Stephanie McMahon, I’m gonna get emotional thinking about it, she was so supportive of me through all of it. She reached out to me several times with several phone conversations about it. Even after my return a few weeks ago, she texts me saying, ‘So good to see you back. I hope you’re feeling alright.’ It was just, oh my gosh, not only does she preach women empowerment, she practices it. I’m just so forever grateful for her and the support that she has shown me through all of this.”
On Twitter recently, Carmella also trashed “video game nerds” for giving her a lower score than she was expecting in the WWE 2K23 video game.