Celebrity tattoo artist and make-up guru Kat Von D has revealed that she suffered a heartbreaking ordeal before welcoming her baby son Leafer.
The 36-year-old gave birth five weeks ago to a healthy baby boy with her husband Rafael Reyes in December.
The LA Ink star shared a video of herself breast-feeding to her Instagram account on Sunday, and offered some support to followers who have also experienced the pain of miscarrying.
She captioned the post;
"Getting some of that vitamin Double D! Sunshine party! We try and spend daily time with Leafar outside in our front yard — especially now that he’s hit his first mental development leap at age 5 weeks."
"His heightened sense of alertness, smell and touch make going outside such a treat for him and for us. So much magical bliss."
One of her followers wrote beneath the post that she feared she would never have a baby after having two heart-breaking miscarriages;
"I may never be able to have a baby (I’ve miscarried twice) but seeing this is beautiful and makes me cry happy tears," the young woman commented.
Kat was quick to respond with positivity and words of hope, saying; "I miscarried twice before we had Baby Leafar. Never say never!"
The tattoo artist hasn't previously spoken of her struggles to have children, but opened up to a fan.
The new mother was clearly overcome with joy after giving birth to her first baby, writing to her seven million followers;
"Meet our beautiful baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes," alongside an image of her husband and son;
Kat and her husband, Rafael Reyes, were married in June in an intimate ceremony in Hollywood.
She appears to be embracing motherhood and the joys of family life; her kindness towards her followers and fellow mums is lovely to see.
The emotional and physical toll of miscarriage can be truly sorrowful, but Kat offers words of hope.