Eva Amurri Martino, the 30-year-old daughter of Susan Sarandon, launched her lifestyle blog, Happily Eva After, this summer as a way to bond and share her experience with other new moms.
As the mother of 13-month-old daughter Marlowe (with husband Kyle Martino, who hosts "36 Hours" on the Travel Channel), Eva wanted to be a resource for mothers who have their own questions about motherhood, entertaining and style, as well as the struggles that come with the territory.
But first, she wanted to share a struggle of her own.
"It's with a lot of heartache that I tell you Kyle, Marlowe and I have some sad family news to share," Eva wrote on her site in August, in a post titled "Little Angel." "A couple of days ago, the baby I was carrying passed away. I was nine weeks pregnant."
She said she was sharing the devastating news "in the hopes that we can be a light for people going through similar circumstances," and to reiterate that there is no shame in sharing the news and, in turn, asking for support.
"I didn't really know how I was going to feel about sharing, I just knew I felt really strongly about sharing it," Eva tells People magazine.
The response she received from fellow moms and supporters was beyond heartening for the new mother who had been preparing for the chaos that comes with having two under 2.
"It was an amazing process to hear from other women who had gone through the same thing," she tells the magazine. "My doctor told me the statistics and I was just blown away. There are women all over the world experiencing the pain and heartbreak that I felt."
That support encouraged Eva to continue to invest in her website, which also offers styling tips, DIYs and heart-to-heart posts about other moms who are juggling the work-life balance.
"If motherhood has taught me anything, it's how to ask for help," she tells the magazine. "And now, I find so much strength in vulnerability."