Teen Mom OG’s Taylor Selfridge Details Losing a Baby Due to ‘Vanishing Twin Syndrome’: It’s Not a ‘Miscarriage’
Getting real. Just days after revealing that she was originally pregnant with twins on Instagram, Taylor Selfridge is clearing things up.
“I don’t like that people are calling it a miscarriage now. It’s called vanishing twin syndrome or disappearing twin syndrome,” the Are You the One? Opens in a new Window.alum, 25, who is expecting a baby with The ChallengeOpens in a new Window. alum Cory Wharton, told Us Weekly exclusively. “We went in for a check-up on our baby and they had found a separate empty sac so we didn’t know that we had twins before that.”
On Wednesday, November 27, Selfridge posted an Instagram Story revealing the news.
“I’m doing just fine. I’m happy, healthy, our baby is healthy,” she wrote. “A few days after the announcement, we found out we were supposed to actually have twins, I ended up losing one of them. But on the positive side, my baby is healthy! And I’m 19 weeks now.”
In a new interview with Us, the Ex on the BeachOpens in a new Window. vet admitted that she was very upset after the news and felt guilty.
“I was so stressed out during the first trimester that I was afraid it was my fault that happened and that’s what I struggle with now,” she shared. “Our baby is very healthy, we have no genetic issues to worry about after testing and we’re very happy about that.”
Us broke the news that the couple is expecting in October. “It was definitely a surprise,” Wharton, 28, said at the time. The Real World vet shares 2-year-old daughter Ryder with ex-girlfriend Cheyenne Floyd, but he didn’t know he was Ryder’s father until she was 6 months old. “Just being there from the day she found out that she’s pregnant and knowing that it was mine, I knew that I was going to have to step up. It’s exciting for me. It’s gonna be a lot, but I’m excited. I never went to an ultrasound, you know? I never went to the doctor’s appointments to see her check-ups and things like that. So for me, this is like my first baby almost, as weird as that sounds.”
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The reality stars first met in 2014 during season 1 of Ex on the Beach in 2014. They began dating after the show and while they briefly split, they have been together for nearly two years.
Keeping Everyone in the Loop
“We just made sure that she’s been a part of it ever since we found out,” Wharton previously told Us of his daughter’s part in the pregnancy. “She’s so happy in her own world. She’s playing doctor right now! She’s unbothered.”
Wharton and Selfridge have developed a close relationship with Floyd, as well, especially since the family joined Teen Mom OG in September 2018.
Ryder is also “super excited” to be a big sister.
The pair also shared that Floyd, 27, has been extremely helpful, suggesting doctors and volunteering to help in any way possible during the pregnancy.
In October, Wharton revealed on Instagram that the pair weren’t trying to get pregnant. “Sometimes God puts things into your life that you don’t really understand at the time but it always turns out to be a bigger blessing,” he wrote at the time.
“Never did I think by 28 I would have two children but here we are,” he continued.
Boy or Girl?
The couple also shared with Us they do plan on eventually finding out the gender before the birth.