Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East reveals her miscarriage woes in heartbreaking video

Gymnast Shawn Johnson East recently revealed that she has had a miscarriage — just a few days after announcing her pregnancy.

The 25-year-old Olympic athlete shared a video titled “pregnancy + heartbreak” to her YouTube channel, in which she recounted her whirlwind 48 hours alongside husband Andrew East. “Today’s video is a little bit sensitive,” she said. “It’s not the happiest video but we feel like a lot of people go through it so we wanted to share it.”

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July 9, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; Shawn Johnson waves to the crowd during the Parade of Olympians Celebration at SAP Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Gold medalist Bridgette Caquatto of the U.S. (R) and silver medalist and teammate Shawn Johnson hold their medals following the gymnastics apparatus finals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, October 27, 2011. The Games run through October 30. REUTERS/Andy Clark (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS)
U.S. Gymnast Shawn Johnson poses on the red carpet after arriving for the taping of the 2009 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles July 15, 2009. The awards show will be telecast on ESPN July 19, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson poses with her 'Dancing with the Stars' trophy during an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York May 20, 2009. Johnson and partner Mark Ballas were named 'Dancing With The Stars' champions on the season's finale. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SPORT GYMNASTICS)
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson (L) and her 'Dancing With The Stars' partner Mark Ballas perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York's Times Square May 20, 2009. Johnson and Ballas were named 'Dancing With The Stars' champions. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SPORT GYMNASTICS)
U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson poses at the U.S. premiere of the film "Terminator Salvation" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California, May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SPORT GYMNASTICS)
(L-R) Silver medallist Nastia Liukin of the U.S., gold medallist Shawn Johnson of the U.S. and bronze medallist Cheng Fei of China pose during the medal presentation ceremony for the gymnastics women's beam final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
Gold medallist Shawn Johnson of the U.S. listens to the national anthem during the medal presentation ceremony for the gymnastics women's beam final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. competes in the gymnastics women's beam final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (CHINA)
(L-R) Silver medallist Nastia Liukin of the U.S., gold medallist Shawn Johnson of the U.S. and bronze medallist Cheng Fei of China pose during the medal presentation ceremony for the gymnastics women's beam final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. competes in the gymnastics women's floor exercise final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. competes on the uneven bars during the women's individual all-around artistic gymnastics final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
Gymnast Shawn Johnson participates in the vault event at the 2008 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 22, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. competes in the women's qualification floor exercise during the artistic gymnastics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
Shawn Johnson competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)
U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson competes on the balance beam at the Tyson American Cup men's and women's gymnastics competition at Madison Square Garden in New York March 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES)
Shawn Johnson uf the U.S. performs on the floor to win the gold medal during the women's final at the 40th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart September 9, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. displays her women's individual all-around gold medal during the podium ceremony at the 40th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY)
First placed Shawn Johnson of the U.S. listens to the anthem during the flower ceremony after the women's individual all-around final at the 40th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY)
Shawn Johnson of the U.S. performs during the parallel bars portion of the women's team gymnastics competition at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 14, 2007.. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL)
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The video begins with Johnson East recording her reaction to a pair of positive pregnancy tests, and eventually revealing the happy news to her husband with a baby-sized pair of his favorite sneakers. “Definitely wasn’t planning this, but it’s really, really exciting!” she said. But the very next day, she began bleeding and suffering stomach pains, and the joy quickly turned to sadness. Johnson recorded her trip to the doctor’s office, where an ultrasound confirmed the heartbreaking news that she had miscarried.

“It’s been a roller coaster of a few days,” Johnson East told viewers. “We just got back from the doctor, and I’m no longer pregnant, somehow lost the pregnancy already. It sucks. Definitely no fun. I felt like, going into it, we didn’t even know if we were ready for it, we weren’t sure if we could do it, and we were overwhelmed.”

Watch the emotional video below:

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