Credit: Ashley Salazar on Facebook

Sad news from the world of 16 and Pregnant, everyone. Fan-favorite Ashley Salazar has suffered a miscarriage just one month after announcing her pregnancy to fans. Ashley came clean about her pregnancy back in March, telling RadarOnline.com that she and her boyfriend, Justin Lane were "really excited about the baby."

Unfortunately, Ashley experienced signs of trouble shortly after her initial announcement, and even asked fans for prayers. "Me and Justin went and got an ultrasound and I am supposed to be 8-weeks, but according the doctor, I probably ovulated late because of my birth control and the sac is only measuring 6-weeks," Ash explained on her blog.

"There was no baby seen, but that’s because I may be way too early to tell anything. I go back on Monday to find out what the issue is. That is why I am asking for the prayers."

Tragically, Ashley learned her pregnancy wasn't viable because she had a "blighted ovum," which means the embryo had stopped developing despite the fact that her stomach was growing.

“The doctor told me I was going to have a miscarriage and that there was nothing I could have done to prevent that,” she tells RadarOnline.com. “They said that 50% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage.”

Ashley ended up having a D&C in the hospital where she gave birth to her first daughter, Callie, who she and Justin placed for adoption. “We were really, really sad,” Ashley says. “We had been really excited about having another baby, but learning that it wasn’t happening so early was a blessing I guess. We were crying and upset and hurt.”

One piece of good news is that Ashley and Justin can try to get pregnant again once Ashley is fully healed from her procedure , and Ash hopes this experience will ultimately bring them closer together.

Ashley is 100 percent focusing on her relationship with Justin, and wants to get engaged before too long! “I know Justin has been saving up for a ring, but I don’t care about a big ring,” she says. “I told him we could even just get bands.”

Our hearts go out to Ashley and Justin during this devastating time. Here's to hoping that Ashley's next pregnancy will be healthy and happy!

Source: RadarOnline.com / Ashleydsalazar.com