KEY POINTS

  • Knox suffered a miscarriage in the first trimester of her pregnancy
  • She said she will try to conceive again
  • "Infertility Part 1: No Heartbeat" released on Apple Podcasts on Wednesday

Amanda Knox broke down in tears in the latest episode of her podcast as she recounted the pain of losing a child after suffering a miscarriage.

In the 33-minute podcast, titled "Infertility Part 1: No Heartbeat," Knox and her husband, Christopher Robinson, spoke about the miscarriage and the naive thoughts they had about conception. 

"We thought it was a straight line from unprotected sex to baby. We were wrong. Very wrong," they said before opening up about the pain of suffering a miscarriage. Knox lost the baby when she was just six weeks pregnant.

"I was aware that other people were having problems but the thing that went in my head was, 'I hope they don't get mad at me when it's easy for me.' I just sort of assumed that it would be easy for me," Knox said

The criminal justice activist recalled that a friend used to tell her she had "birthing hips" and a "motherly vibe."

The couple informed their parents about the pregnancy on Mother's Day. Knox had an ultrasound appointment afterward. She had a feeling that there was a problem when the doctor repeatedly asked her about the time of her last period. 

"When was your last period? Are you sure about the timing? 'I am thinking, that's not good,'" she revealed. 

The doctor did not find a heartbeat but asked Knox to return the following week for another ultrasound. 

"We went back in a week later — that week sucked, waiting — and it hadn't grown. It didn't have a heartbeat," she said. "That was confusing to me, because I thought, 'Why would there be a dead baby just hanging out in there? If it wasn't viable, why wasn't it going away?' My body didn't even know, and that felt weird to me that something that your body is so in tune with, it didn't know?" 

She had to go through a labor induction to remove the fetus from her body. The 34-year old said she was left in "horrific agony" after she took the pills prescribed by her doctor to induce labor.

 "I went into the bathroom to take the pills and then I just kind of laid on the bed and waited for something to happen," she added.

Knox did not take any painkillers initially but, within 30 minutes, she was "shaking in pain" and had to take the medicine to relieve the agonizing pain in her stomach.

"Like, Why? Do I have bad eggs and I just never knew? Am I actually too old? Did something happen to me while I was over in Italy? If it's not easy and you don't know why, then anything can be the problem. And it's frustrating how little information you have at any point in the process," she said. "I don't know who that baby was. I don't know if I'll ever know. It's a weird thought."

Knox rose to prominence after she was wrongfully convicted of murdering her former roommate, Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student in Italy. She was acquitted by Italy's supreme court in 2015.

The couple said the next episodes of the podcast will feature stories of anonymous women who went through the same ordeal. 

Amanda Knox Here, Amanda Knox is escorted to her appeal hearing at Perugia's Court of Appeal on Sept. 29, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images