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‘Little stars in the sky’ – Myleene Klass shares experiences of four miscarriages

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Myleene Klass has revealed she has suffered four miscarriages and said she hopes sharing her experiences will help “even one lost soul”.

he singer and TV star, who is mother to daughters Ava and Hero and son Apollo, said she was given the courage to speak out after Chrissy Teigen detailed her own experience with losing a pregnancy.

In a post to mark national babyloss-miscarriage day, she wrote on Instagram: “I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.

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On national babyloss-miscarriage day, @chrissyteigen gave me the courage to write.I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.I know after my own MC’s how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance.I hope this helps even one lost soul. #1.At the airport, flying home for a D&C.I’d started bleeding heavily at 10wks on holiday.The scan was the saddest sight I’ve ever seen in my life.The first and last time I saw my baby.As the doctor pushed the camera on my belly, the familiar black and blue image of my baby sprung onto the screen, then started to sink and slowly floated down, til it just hunched over. I knew. ‘I’m sorry there’s no heartbeat’.The feeling is nothing short of traumatic, shock.At my D&C I was asked to confirm the procedure.I cried so hard the nurse held my hand and answered for me.They taped my bracelet to my wrist, two gold swallows.It made me sob. Swallows love for life and always come home.I told the anaesthetist to please make sure I wake up as I’m a mum then I cried again at what they were going to take out.I woke to emptiness and the horror of what had happened.I felt I’d failed my baby and my partner. #2.The second time was worse if that’s possible, I thought I’d had my ‘1 in 4’ experience.This time,the baby had stopped growing at 10wks,completely unrelated to the first MC ‘so it’s just bad luck’. I didn’t take my eyes off the fire alarm on the ceiling, lest I break completely. Walking past the pregnant women in reception was torture. This D&C was no less traumatic. Infact,the familiarity of it cut deeper.The ‘wishes to dispose of the products of pregnancy’ form, the walking to theatre,the ugly socks.Having everything one minute, a name, a school, then nothing.The third,I miscarried at work.The fourth,the loo.Whilst I could get pregnant, there was no explanation for why I couldn’t keep them.The Dr’s took no chances with Apollo.I injected countless,endless hormones into my belly to keep my placenta working.He signifies everything good in the world to me,my miracle.To my friends and Mamas who have experienced this, you are the strongest women I know. Thinking of you today❤

A post shared by myleeneklass (@myleeneklass) on Oct 15, 2020 at 6:09am PDT

“I know after my own MC’s how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance. I hope this helps even one lost soul.”

She said her first miscarriage happened at the airport after she started bleeding heavily while 10 weeks pregnant on holiday.

She wrote: “The scan was the saddest sight I’ve ever seen in my life. The first and last time I saw my baby.

“As the doctor pushed the camera on my belly, the familiar black and blue image of my baby sprung onto the screen, then started to sink and slowly floated down, til it just hunched over. I knew. ‘I’m sorry there’s no heartbeat’.

“The feeling is nothing short of traumatic, shock.”

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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us.  Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive.  We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.  We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.  But everyday can’t be full of sunshine.  On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Sep 30, 2020 at 8:58pm PDT

She added: “I woke to emptiness and the horror of what had happened. I felt I’d failed my baby and my partner.”

She continued: “The second time was worse if that’s possible, I thought I’d had my ‘1 in 4’ experience.

“This time, the baby had stopped growing at 10wks, completely unrelated to the first MC ‘so it’s just bad luck’. I didn’t take my eyes off the fire alarm on the ceiling, lest I break completely. Walking past the pregnant women in reception was torture.

She said her third miscarriage happened at work and the fourth while she was in the bathroom.

She said: “Whilst I could get pregnant, there was no explanation for why I couldn’t keep them.

She added: “The Dr’s took no chances with Apollo. I injected countless, endless hormones into my belly to keep my placenta working. He signifies everything good in the world to me, my miracle.

“To my friends and Mamas who have experienced this, you are the strongest women I know. Thinking of you today.”

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