Tiny Harris Recalls Experience of Delivering Stillborn Daughter

by Shine My Crown Staff
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Tiny Harris opened up about the pain of giving birth to her daughter, Leyah Amore, back in 2007.

The Xscape singer delivered the child stillborn when she was six months pregnant.

“Me and him end up having four kids, but one was stillborn. So we have three living kids that we had together and then we have his three kids and my other daughter,” she said in a recent interview with DJ Vlad.

“It was probably like my saddest moment in my life, when I was at my darkest time,” she said. “I’m always pretty upbeat. I don’t really have a lot of times where I’m like down or feeling depressed or whatever. I don’t really have those moments that much, thank God. I’ve had it here and there, but that was the most I’ve ever been like out of it for weeks and weeks and weeks at a time.”

Harris added: “I was just like, the thought of having a baby but not going home with a baby, that just traumatized me.

This is not the first time Harris has opened up about the traumatic event.

In 2009, speaking to ESSENCE, she explained that the sac that holds the baby was split in two and had not combined. She did not believe she could lose a baby while six months pregnant. The first trimester is generally considered the riskiest. It is estimated that 85% of miscarriages happen in the first trimester (weeks 1 to 12).

“After Leyah was born, I kept her in the room with me the whole day,” she told the publication at the time. “They placed her in the little basket and we dressed her in an outfit and had a blanket wrapped around her. They came and got her because her body went cold and I wanted her back so they warmed her body again and I kept her. Everybody came to visit her and then me and [T.I.] had our time alone with her.”

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