Uber Exec Bozoma Saint John Opens Up About the Loss of Her First Child

Aired on 05/08/2018 | CC tv-14
Bozoma Saint John's first pregnancy was not an easy one. The Uber executive says she struggled with both her health and her fears—"I was really, really scared all the time"—but also adds that during her pregnancy is when she experienced an emotional shift and became ready to be a mother.

"The fear of things changing for myself were replaced by fear of taking care of my baby," Bozoma says. "So, I became a mom right away."

However, Bozoma was forced to deliver her daughter seven months into the pregnancy after being admitted to the hospital for pre-eclampsia. The baby did not survive. "I was grief-stricken, you know, that I had prepared to be a mom; then I was not a mom," she says. "That was devastating."

Tune in Tuesday, May 8, at 10/9c.