Christina Perri opens up about the pain of stillbirth: 'We're learning to navigate our grief together'

Picture: Instagram
Picture: Instagram 

Singer Christina Perri has opened up about how she is coping with grief following the stillbirth of her daughter two weeks ago.

The 'A Thousand Years' singer, 34, took to Instagram to update fans, saying while she was "not ok", she believed she would eventually be.

Posting a photo of her daughter Carmella, two, and the family's new puppy Chocolate Chip, Perri said she and husband Paul Costabile were just focussing on getting through each day.

"The days have been long and yet also feel like they all blend into one. We're not ok, but we believe in a day we will be," Perri wrote.

"Me Paul, and Carmella all wrap each other up in love and in sadness everyday. We're learning to navigate our grief together. Some days we can't swim, some days we float fine. every day we burst into tears and every day we find moments to laugh,' she continued. 

"It's been all the feelings, all the emotions, all the questions, all the anger, all the sadness; all day long. Some moments of surrender and hope slip in there, but not often."

The singer announced on November 25 that her daughter, who had been due in January, was 'born silent' following pregnancy complications.

Describing her grief as overwhelming, Perri also thanked both her circle and strangers for reaching out to offer love and support and to share their own grief, which she said had been the 'greatest outpouring of love' she' had experienced. 

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"Yes, it's been the worst experience of my life, but how bittersweet to also be the most loved i've ever felt at the same time," she said.

"Thank you. Thank you to everyone we know and everyone we don't know who has held us up and everyone who has carried us through so far. especially a heartfelt thank you to everyone who keeps showing us their own wounds and pain to help soften ours."

The singer added she would be taking a break from social media so she could focus on healing. 

Perri also took to the site earlier last month to share how she had embraced this pregnancy, following a miscarriage in January. 

"I truly am grateful to be pregnant and grateful to be a woman. I am so blown away by what our bodies can do. I don't know if i'll ever be pregnant again, so this time i'm going to celebrate and honour my pregnancy, my baby and my beautiful body." she wrote. 

Perri is the latest in a string of high profile celebrities, including Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen, to speak candidly about their experiences of miscarriage and stillbirth, in a bid to end the stigma surrounding the loss.