‘Real Housewives’ alum Kara Keough penned down a letter about infant loss

The former Real Housewives of Orange County star penned an open letter about her own experience with loss in honour of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The piece was published on Good Morning America's website, six months after Kara's newborn son passed away. McCoy was born on April 6 but experienced complications during childbirth. As Kara noted at the time, the baby had shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord. After days of testing, they learned the infant was unlikely to gain consciousness. McCoy died on April 12. In the beginning of her letter, Kara addressed her "fellow loss mom," noting she wished they could both go by another name. She wrote about how she had to repeatedly share the news of her baby boy's death with others and how watching the world moves on "feels like a personal attack." These moments look different for everyone. "For some, that worst moment has a soundtrack: 'There's no heartbeat.' For some, like me, that moment stretches over the course of six days," she wrote. These questions plague all of us, the desperate plea: We blame ourselves because we're their mothers, and protecting them is our most sacred duty."