But the photo in the post — which shows Holt wearing a hospital gown and giving the camera a thumbs up — is not what it seems at first glance.
"I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat," Holt explained. "I sent it to my fiancé in the waiting room to show him that I was ok. I wasn’t. I’ve never felt more broken in my life."
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Holt, who announced her engagement to businessman Andrew Joblon in December 2017, goes on to explain that after her miscarriage and a dilation and curettage procedure, she felt "depressed and hopeless" until she began seeking others who had experienced a similar loss.
"I found a community of women who shared my exact experience — who were open and vulnerable about miscarriage, something that isn’t often or openly discussed," wrote Holt. "It breaks my heart to think that losing a baby feels like something we have to keep to ourselves...as soon as I told my story, almost everyone I spoke to told me theirs. So many people go through it and understand the breadth of pain, yet so few people talk about it."
The actress hopes to encourage other women to reach out for support.
"To anyone out there who has been through a miscarriage, I understand you," Holt continued. "I share every bit of your pain and you are not alone. Please be kind to yourself and I hope that you will be comfortable sharing your story, too."