The Bachelor's Lauren Burnham Hospitalized for Postpartum Health Complications

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is keeping his followers up to date on wife Lauren Burnham's recovery after she was hospitalized for mastitis. The couple welcomed twins in June.

By Cydney Contreras Jul 23, 2021 9:05 PMTags
Watch: Lauren Burnham Hospitalized For Postpartum Complications

UPDATE: Lauren Burnham is on the mend as she remains hospitalized with mastitis. 

The Bachelor Nation star took to her Instagram Story on July 22 to thank fans for reaching out in light of the medical issue. 

"feeling so much better today," Lauren captioned a selfie, which you can see below. "thank you for all of the well wishes. love you guys!" 


Lauren Burnham is not feeling too rosy after coming down with a bad case of mastitis.

According to husband Arie Luyendyk Jr., the 29-year-old mom of three is in the hospital to suppress painful inflammation in her breast tissue. He shared a picture of Lauren in the hospital bed to his Instagram Story, writing, "Not good, mastitis is getting worse even on antibiotics. Hate this for her."

Arie said she will be staying overnight after receiving antibiotics through an IV drip and undergoing scans to look for a potential abscess. "She's been through a lot this week," he remorsefully shared. 

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The father of three held down the fort this past weekend while Lauren was in bed recovering. The 39-year-old joked, "I was up all weekend with the babies. Survival over here haha.


More than a month has passed since Lauren gave birth to twins Senna and Lux on June 11. Since then, the family of five has overcome their fair share of difficulties, including the hospitalization of their baby girl Senna. According to Arie, the little one stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit for a week as she "needed oxygen."

"She's having some trouble with her breathing. She's not on oxygen. She's perfectly healthy," Arie added in a separate video. "Her development's just a little bit behind, so she gets really relaxed. Her heart rate slows down because of the breathing slowing and that is concerning." 

Senna was eventually reunited with her brother, who was being carefully watched over by big sister Alessi. Lauren said she was "so proud" of their eldest daughter for taking the "big" change in stride, while also admitting "things haven't been all cupcakes & rainbows."


And even though this wasn't Lauren's first ballgame, she later wrote that having two babies at once is not a walk in the park. "twin parenting is a whole new challenge," she shared, "but loving every minute w/ you, lux & senna."

To take a look at how Arie and Lauren prepared for the arrival of their babies, check out our story here!

(This story was originally published on Thursday, July 22 at 7:01 p.m. PST)

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