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While quietly enjoying her pregnancy out of the public eye, former Love & Hip-Hop star Rah Ali’s journey to motherhood was sadly cut short. On May 26th, she lost her baby after giving birth prematurely and now she is ready to open up about it.

After experiencing stomach pains throughout the day, it became unbearable and Ali decided to go to the hospital.

“I called my husband and he rushed home,” she told People. “The ambulance came and they took me to the hospital. That’s when they told me that my cervix was completely open and that my water had broken.”

Ali was forced to give birth and unfortunately the baby’s chances of living were slim. Since she delivered the baby 20 weeks into her pregnancy,  doctors told her that the baby couldn’t survive outside of her womb so soon.  Ali had already named her babygirl Sanaa.

“When you’re you’re with your first child,  it’s a whole mental thing just knowing that you’re going to deliver,”  Ali said. “Every day you count down and see [your due date] getting closer and closer. At five months, I hadn’t even come to the realization that it was going to happen. It was the worst experience of my life.”

Shortly after giving birth Ali and her husband spent time with Sanaa for as long as they could.

“I held her … and she slept in the room with us until the morning when they took her away. I felt like I lost my soul.”

Our condolescences go out to Ali and her family.

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