Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch is pregnant with her first child, and the actress is terrified after previously suffering a miscarriage.
Rauch, who plays Bernadette Wolowitz on the show, penned an essay for Glamor Magazine where she revealed the pregnancy and her fears.
Rauch wrote: "Here is the only statement regarding my pregnancy that doesn’t make me feel like a complete fraud: 'Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again'.
Rauch opened up about how the miscarriage made her feel: "During the time when I was grieving over my pregnancy loss or struggling with fertility issues, every joyful, expectant baby announcement felt like a tiny stab in the heart."
She continued: "It’s not that I wasn’t happy for these people, but I would think, 'Why are these shiny, carefree, fertile women so easily able to do what I cannot?' And then I’d immediately feel guilt and shame for harbouring that jealousy—one might call this 'the circle of strife.' (A song I imagine is somewhere deep in the extended director’s cut of The Lion King.)"