Laura Whitmore Shares How Overwhelmed She Felt After She Spoke About Her Miscarriage

"It took me a long time. I didn't talk about it for like a year."

Laura Whitmore has shared how “overwhelmed” she felt after she revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage.

The presenter wrote about it in an article for Hot Press Magazine back in 2019, revealing she had gone through the ordeal the year previously a few weeks after discovering she was pregnant.

Talking to Ryan Tubridy about it at the weekend, Laura shared that she felt “overwhelmed” after speaking out as she was inundated with messages from many others who had experienced it too.

“I was a bit overwhelmed by it actually because I had a lot of people contacting me about their own experiences. You are just one person and I am so happy I wrote that because it was a lot more authentic than a piece I thought they wanted.”

 

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Continuing, the 35-year-old said; “It took me a long time. I didn’t talk about it for like a year or so and I also found out from my doctor that one in three women experience a miscarriage.”

“I am sure a lot of miscarriages are not knowing or not telling as well and that really surprised me I didn’t know that figure. But then I also didn’t want to be the poster girl for miscarriage.”

Explaining this further she said; “If you speak about something suddenly you’re the go-to person and you also need to heal yourself and move on and do other things because it doesn’t define you.”

 

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Laura is currently expecting her first child with her husband, Iain Stirling. In her debut book, which has just been released, she revealed that they are having a baby girl. The happy couple are set to welcome their first child to the world in a matter of weeks and can’t wait to for her arrival.

Sharing the news in her new book, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, she wrote, “As I finish this book, it doesn’t end at chapter nine.”

“There’s a new chapter coming into my life – in the form of a baby girl currently growing inside me and that scares the s**t out of me.

“I once swallowed a bug and freaked out there was a live bug inside me. A live human is a whole new level of freaking out but I am excited because there’s a lot of good in the world, there’s a lot of potential.”

 

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Laura reveals they can’t wait to see all the wonderful things their daughter does with her life, and will be there to support her every step of the way.

“I want to bring up my child knowing that she has her own story to write,” she said.

“She will be supported and loved. But she is the heroine of her own life, no-one else.”

The pair announced their pregnancy joy in December 2020, saying, “It’s been hard to keep such happy news quiet.

“Especially the times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning.”

The happy couple wed during an incredibly intimate ceremony Dublin’s City Hall last year, surrounded by a handful of friends and family.

If you have been affected by pregnancy loss and are looking for help go to pregnancyandinfantloss.ie  for where to get support. 

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