In a new essay, the model discusses her life-threatening delivery. Ashley Graham makes motherhood look easy, but she had trouble delivering her twins. She doubted she’d survive at one point.
Ashley wrote about her twins’ births for Glamour. Her boys were born within hours in what seemed like a quick and easy delivery.
Ashley felt ill after giving birth and lost consciousness. Later, she learned it was a hemorrhage
Ashley Could Tell Something Wasn’t Right With The Labor
“All I can remember is someone slapping my cheek, someone holding my hand, my husband Justin [Ervin] in my ear, praying, and someone jabbing me with a needle in my arm,” she said. “I remember darkness and stars.”
Ashley wasn’t safe after regaining consciousness. The body positivity activist screamed when she “saw blood everywhere” despite her medical team’s reassurances.
Ashley’s doctors stopped the bleeding, and she now has two healthy twin boys and a 2-year-old son.
She ended the essay by explaining why she shared her story: to reassure and support other moms who struggle to love their bodies after giving birth, especially after a traumatic labor experience.
Ashley also revealed she had a miscarriage after the birth of her eldest child in 2019.
It felt like one of her biggest losses, she wrote. “I then understood what other mothers go through. Looking at my son was the only way to ease my pain, but the loss was so great.
Ashley said that while helping her rainbow babies has helped her recover, she still struggles with grief. She reassured her readers that miscarriage grief has no timeline.