YouTube couple announce miscarriage days after viral pregnancy reveal video

Sam and Nia Rader first announced they were expecting a baby last week

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The Independent US

The YouTube vloggers whose pregnancy announcement video went viral have said they have lost the baby after a miscarriage.

Sam Rader, 29, and Nia Rader, 26, from Texas, published a video entitled ‘Our Baby Had a Heartbeat’ over the weekend on their YouTube channel. It has already amassed more than three million views.

In the video, Nia said: “We were just so overjoyed… it was like a huge celebration and then it just – bam – it just hit us like a bomb.”

She said that she could relate to the other women who had also experienced a miscarriage.

Sam said the tragedy had brought the family closer together.

“I feel like also through this tragedy, we’ve become closer as a family and mourning together like this has made us stronger and it’s made me appreciate my children more," he said.

Sam and Nia have more than 10,000 followers on Twitter and also used the social media channel to share their experience.

Some people who viewed the video questioned whether the couple's pregnancy was real. But Nia told People magazine that they were not going to "address anything negative that could come from this".

The couple had initially announced that they were expected a third child last week.

In a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday called ‘Husband shocks wife with pregnancy announcement!', it showed Sam taking a pregnancy test using a sample of his wife’s urine which he stole from the toilet.

Sam then filmed his own reaction to the news and the moment he told Nia and their two children that she was pregnant. The video has been watched more than 12 million times.

After the couple announced they had lost the baby, Sam said they would continue to try to expand their family.