Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Possible Miscarriage, Stroke Fear
Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow described what appears to have been a miscarriage of her third child and revealed more details about an unrelated health scare that brought on stroke-like symptoms.
Paltrow revealed her health issues to The Daily Mail's Sunday magazine named You. Two articles about Paltrow appeared in You.
Paltrow, 40, is married to British songwriter Chris Martin, the lead singer for the rock band Coldplay. They have two children: Apple, 8, and Moses, 6.
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"My children ask me to have a baby all the time. And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I'm thinking about it," Paltrow told the magazine. "But I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn't work out and I nearly died. So I am like, 'Are we good here or should we go back and try again?'"
Paltrow did not say when the miscarriage occurred.
"In some cases, a woman may have to decide how badly she wants to try [for more children], especially if her complications could potentially endanger her life," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor for ABC News.
The actress went into greater detail about a 2011 health scare in which she said she "lost control of her right hand and suffered a blinding pain in her head that was so extreme she thought she was having a stroke."
The incident occurred when Paltrow was in the garden of her home in North London. Paltrow said she underwent a series of tests that revealed she was "a mess."
"I was vitamin-D deficient, I had (anemia), I had thyroid issues, my liver was congested, I had hormonal imbalances and a benign (tumor) on my ovary that had to be removed. I mean, it was crazy," she told You. "I knew it was time for change."
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She adopted the elimination diet - a diet which focuses on avoiding foods that are thought to cause adverse effects. She said the diet inspired her latest cookbook, "It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great."
Paltrow's children also follow an unconventional diet: The actress reportedly feeds her children food that is low in carbohydrates.
Paltrow told You she wanted to ensure that her children's lives were as normal as she could make them. She also said her husband is a good father.
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"Regardless of what happens in our marriage, I chose the best father," she said of Martin. "He is so good to the children, and to know that you had kids with such a good man is like a real weight off you. We are committed co-parents, we make all the decisions together and we lean on each other for support as well," she said.
Paltrow has starred in several movies, including "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Contagion" and the "Iron Man" film franchise. She won the Academy Award in 1998 for best actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love."