Dawsons Creeks James Van Der Beek and wife welcome baby after miscarriages

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James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have welcomed their sixth child together after having two tragic miscarriages.

The Dawson Creek actor shared the exciting news on social media on Monday.

The 44-year-old revealed in the Instagram post that he and his wife had welcomed a son named Jeremiah Van Der Beek.

The star shared several snaps of his new born and the rest of his family.

James and Kimberly are also parents to a son Joshua who is nine, and daughters Olivia, 11, Annabel, seven, Emilia, five and Gwendolyn who is three.

He shared a length caption explaining why he was "terrified" after finding out his wife was pregnant.

He wrote: "Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek (We've been calling him Remi, btw – not "dinosaur").

"After experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row (both at 17+ weeks), we kept this one quiet. Truthfully, I was terrified when I found out."

James explained that he and Kimberly found a doctor in Texas who diagnosed the last two miscarriages as "having been caused be an: 'incompetent cervix.'"

He continued: "A simple surgical cerclage was done, removed at full-term @vanderkimberly gave birth naturally on the ranch… and here we are.

"The medical books say to only look at a cerclage as an option after three late-term losses. Our doctor recommends considering it after one. Spread the word.

"Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons.

"The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one."

James concluded thanking "everyone in our community" for keeping their journey private and said: "Life is beautiful," followed by a red heart emoji.

They family, moved to Austin this year opened up about their back-to-back miscarriages at 17 and a half weeks in June 2020, less than a year after losing another boy 17 weeks into pregnancy in November 2019.

The couple now support the Amican Red Cross to raise awareness and encourage blood donations after Kimberly admitted without a blood transfusion, "I probably would not be here."

Speaking to PEOPLE she said: "My life was on the line, what saved my life was blood transfusions, people who donated blood. Without them, I probably would not be here."

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