Alyssa Milano has been getting candid about childbirth and the personal traumas she’s experienced.
The “Charmed” actress recently likened childbirth to sexual assault.
Earlier this month, Milano spoke out about how memories of her own sexual assault were triggered during her first labor.
The activist was among the celebrities who spoke up on social media about surviving sexual assault through the #WhyIDidntReport hashtag. This was in protest against former US President Donald Trump.
Alyssa Milano takes part in #WhyIDidntReport movement
The star detailed how her memories were triggered during labor, her sexual assault experience, and how therapy helped her with postpartum depression.
Now, in a new interview on People’s new podcast “Me becoming Mom,” the actress opened up about her past miscarriages and abortions, and how she felt it was karma punishing her.
Milano had two abortions in back in 1993. The abortions took place within months of each other when she was in her early 20’s.
She revealed the shocking story on the “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast back in 2019.
This month the actress revealed on People’s podcast, “I definitely had this moment of, ‘Well, I’m being punished, basically for abortions in my 20’s’,” she said while discussing her two miscarriages.
Alyssa felt she was being ‘punished’ for having an abortion
“I didn’t realize it that at the time. It took a while in therapy to realize that that was something that I was putting on myself,” she explained during the episode.
The punishment mentality carried over into her life when she welcomed two beautiful children, Milo Thomas (10) and Elizabeth Dylan (7).
“The way I interacted or was with my children — and I think this is common — but I always felt like, ‘What if something happens to these two little beings that I love so much? And is there a world in which they’re taken away from me for whatever karmic resolution needed to happen?’” she said.
View this post on Instagram
While she says having two miscarriages was a ‘bummer,’ at the end of the day, Milano felt she was given two viable pregnancies for a reason.
“I got the two pregnancies I was supposed to get. And that’s how I kind of looked at it the entire time,” Milano continued. “I know that a lot of women take miscarriages very hard, but for me, it was part of the process, I guess. Both miscarriages were, I think I was maybe 7 or 8 weeks pregnant, so if it wasn’t viable, my body did what it was supposed to do. I still look at it like that.”
Alyssa got the two pregnancies she was ‘supposed to get’
Milano explained that she knew she was not equipped to be a mother when revealing her abortion on her “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast in 2019.
“I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me,” she said.