Lisa Ling Felt Like "Complete Failure" After Miscarriage

Celebrity Moms Dec. 8, 2010 AT 11:14AM
Lisa Ling Felt Like "Complete Failure" After Miscarriage Credit: Michael Kovac/FilmMagic

Former View co-host Lisa Ling is opening up for the first time about suffering a miscarriage six months ago.

In a taped View appearance airing Friday, the 37-year-old journalist admits she felt like a "complete failure" after the sad event, according to the Associated Press.

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Married to oncologist Paul Song, Ling says that she was pregnant for nine weeks when doctors discovered that her fetus had no heartbeat.

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In the emotional chat, Ling explains she "felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time." Making the experience all the more difficult is the prospect of another miscarriage in the future -- which has left her "devastated," she says.

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But Ling was also inspired by the trauma to start a new website for other women who've dealt with shame over their miscarriages. Ling and a business partner have launched Secret Society of Women, where women can share their experiences anonymously.

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