Myleene Klass has revealed that she suffered four miscarriages in a heartbreaking post.
The presenter, 42, shared intimate details of her tragic losses on Instagram for national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
She admitted she had been encouraged by Chrissy Teigen to write the brave post, after the model shared that she and husband John Legend lost their baby son Jack while she was around 20 to 24 weeks pregnant.
In the candid post, Myleene began: “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.”
She continued writing about the first time she found out about her miscarriage, which began while she was on holiday.
The star rushed back home for a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C) and admitted during the scan she saw her lifeless baby appear on the screen.
Emotional Myleene wrote: “#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’.”
She said it was “nothing short of traumatic” and made her feel like she had “failed” her baby and partner.
Reflecting back to the second miscarriage, Myleene described it as “worse if that’s possible”.
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. 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.”
Myleene suffered her third loss while at work, and her fourth as she was on the loo.
But she finally gave birth to her “miracle baby” Apollo in 2019 after years of heartbreak.
She added: “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.”
The Dancing On Ice star’s brave post seemed to help other stars as she received lots of thoughtful comments underneath the snap.
GMB’s Charlotte Hawkins wrote: “Oh my goodness, so heartbreaking. Sending much love.”
Myleene is a proud mum to her two girls Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, as well as her son Apollo.
If you have been affected by this story, advice and support can be found at Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity). You can call them on 0808 164 3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org