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‘We are so heartbroken’: Patriots safety Devin McCourty and his wife Michelle mourn the loss of a stillborn daughter

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New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty and his wife, Michelle, took to social media on Saturday to announce that they are mourning the loss of a stillborn daughter, Mia.

Michelle noted in an emotional post on Instagram that the infant was delivered almost eight months into the pregnancy, two days after doctors had told the couple that they were no longer able to detect a heartbeat. There had not been any issues during a doctor’s appointment just one week earlier.

The post opened with the following paragraph:

I cry as I type this. It pains me to announce that this past memorial wknd, on May 24, 2020, Dev and I suffered the most painful experience of our lives. My pregnancy had resulted in a still birth at almost 8 months of being pregnant-at exactly 31 weeks 2 days, when we found out that the baby girl growing inside me nno longer had a heart beat after being completely fine the week prior at my last doctor’s appointment. We are so heart broken. We are devastated. We are speechless. We are angry. We are sad. We are confused. We are numb.

McCourty, who is entering his 11th season as a member of the Patriots and had previously helped the team win three Super Bowls, shared his wife’s post and added the following paragraph:

I’ve seen and felt God in so many ways in this last week. 1st was holding my 3rd child Mia and telling her I love her and then telling her see you later...all in one day. 2nd has been leading such a strong and powerful woman [Mia]...her strength has brought me to tears but also inspired me to be what God has called me to be. 3rd Gods love on earth has been shown to us by unbelievers friends and family who have checked on us daily, and hourly.

The McCourty family is in our collective thoughts these days.

The full social media posts by Devin and Michelle look as follows: