Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell feared she couldn't get pregnant
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She's expecting her first child with her country music star husband Chris Lane.

But Lauren Bushnell has gone public with her fear that she wouldn't be able to get pregnant after the couple tried for several months without success.

'I couldn't help but compare my situation with those of my friends who it happened very easily for, a lot of the time unplanned. Mentally, this was a really hard part of the journey,' the former Bachelor contestant wrote on her blog.

a man and a woman taking a selfie: Anxiety: Lauren Bushnell, who's expecting her first child with husband Chris Lane, feared she wouldn't be able to get pregnant after the couple tried for several months without success © Provided by Daily Mail Anxiety: Lauren Bushnell, who's expecting her first child with husband Chris Lane, feared she wouldn't be able to get pregnant after the couple tried for several months without success

Lauren, 30, who celebrated her first wedding anniversary back on October 25, explained that she had stopped using birth control in March but by July, she still wasn't pregnant. 

'As a woman, I assumed there was something wrong with me,' she said.   

So she started to use ovulation strips and at-home progesterone tests and three months later, in September, she discovered she was expecting. 

But despite the joy, she wrote on her blog that she still felt anxious.

After so many let downs, negative tests, and knowing my mom had miscarriages between all 4 children, I couldn't help but be cautious. I hate that my anxiety robbed the joy of that first positive test, but as time went on, and especially after my first doctor appointment, I was finally able to let go of my anxiety,' she shared. 

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Struggle: Lauren, 30, explained she had stopped using birth control in March but by July, she still wasn't pregnant. 'As a woman, I assumed there was something wrong with me,' she said © Provided by Daily Mail Struggle: Lauren, 30, explained she had stopped using birth control in March but by July, she still wasn't pregnant. 'As a woman, I assumed there was something wrong with me,' she said a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Baby on board: The former Bachelor contestant shared she 'prayed every day for months' and in late September, she discovered she was expecting. Pictured in a recent Instagram selfie © Provided by Daily Mail Baby on board: The former Bachelor contestant shared she 'prayed every day for months' and in late September, she discovered she was expecting. Pictured in a recent Instagram selfie

'The whole process really opened my eyes to the struggle that many women and families face,' she went on.


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'Pregnancy truly is a miracle and I'll never take that for granted. We prayed every day for months and obviously our prayer was answered, but I know there are a lot of unanswered prayers out there.'

The former reality star, who won Ben Higgins' heart on season 20 of The Bachelor , announced her pregnancy in early December, posting video of her ultrasound to Instagram.

graphical user interface, application: So happy: Lauren announced her pregnancy in early December, posting video of her ultrasound to Instagram © Provided by Daily Mail So happy: Lauren announced her pregnancy in early December, posting video of her ultrasound to Instagram

In the caption, she wrote: 'Holding your dads hand, watching you dance around in my belly. Listening to your little heart beat. My new favorite sound. A miracle. New life. Our sweet baby.'

Chris, 36, shared the same clip and wrote: 'Prayer works! Hope you look like your Mama.'

Just recently, the couple learned in a gender reveal shared to social media that they are having a baby boy.  

Lauren, whose engagement to Bachelor Ben Higgins ended in May 2017, started dating Chris in 2018, having met him at an event three years earlier, and they tied the knot in a ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee. 

a person with a golf club: A son: Just recently, the couple learned in a gender reveal shared to social media that they are having a baby boy © Provided by Daily Mail A son: Just recently, the couple learned in a gender reveal shared to social media that they are having a baby boy a man and a woman posing for a photo: Starting out: The couple started dating in 2018, having met at an event three years earlier, and they tied the knot in a ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee (pictured 2019) © Provided by Daily Mail Starting out: The couple started dating in 2018, having met at an event three years earlier, and they tied the knot in a ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee (pictured 2019) Read more
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