Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us, “Number One,” focused mainly on Kevin and his troubles not only in the present day, but also in the past. And while he dealt with his growing dependence on painkillers and alcohol, he also skirted calls from both Kate and Toby. So it wasn’t until the end when he (and viewers) found out that Kate’s no longer pregnant. So what happened to Kate’s baby on This Is Us?
When Randall revealed to Kevin that Kate had lost her baby, he didn’t explain what caused it, though I’m sure those details will be divulged next week when the focus shifts over to Kate in “Number Two.” Kate’s doctor had informed her weeks ago that she had what was called a “high-risk pregnancy” due to her age and weight. However, based on her last visit, everything had been going smoothly, so it’s unclear what may have changed from then until now.
According to Parents Magazine, around 11 percent of babies born in the U.S. each year have moms who are over the age of 35. However, studies have shown that having children later in life (from 35 and over) could come with some risks and potentially result in miscarriage, premature delivery, and stillbirth. Being overweight can also increase the risks for both mother and baby as well. Kate has struggled with her weight since the very beginning of the show, so is it possible that some of these things played a part in what happened? Potentially, but I wouldn’t be too quick to jump to that conclusion.
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