Louise Thompson Reveals She Suffered A “Devastating” Miscarriage Earlier This Year

"I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH."

Louise Thompson has revealed the sad news that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. She shared her story in a lengthy Instagram post with her followers “because it might help someone.”

“For the first time in my life, I’m actually a bit lost for words. Maybe it’s because I feel like I have SO much to say and I don’t want to waste this opportunity or because I’m not sure I’ve 100% processed it yet, but either way, there will be no ‘perfect’ time, so here goes, I’ll try my best.”

The Made in Chelsea star continued; “I’ve always been taught that a problem shared is a problem halved, and I pass that mantra on to others, always encouraging people to talk, talk, talk, so it’s time to practice what I preach.”

 

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Like everyone else who uses the app, it can be hard scrolling through endless good news if you’re having a difficult time yourself. Louise shared that this was particularly hard at times, which is also why she wanted to share her story.

“It might seem like everywhere you look on Instagram people are loved up, happy as can be, getting engaged, buying their first house, having intimate weddings, getting their dream job, announcing pregnancies, and other momentous occasions! I know my page is bombarded with those things right now, the algorithm is hitting me HARD, and it can be tough to see.”

The 30-year-old added; “For some people, the last 12 months have offered some really exciting prospects and I’m genuinely happy for all those people (because there is no scarcity of good things in this world – there is plenty to go around) and it’s VERY important to be happy for people.”

“I’ve also had some fantastic opportunities over the past year for which I am Vvv grateful. But whilst all those incredible things are happening for people there is also a great deal of SHIT going on behind closed doors – A side that you might not see.”

 

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Since her days on reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, Louise said that she has always tried to use her platform as an safe, authentic space to share her life.

“I’ve always chosen to be transparent on this platform because I know how much I appreciate authenticity in other people, and I think it’s SUPER important that we talk about our struggles as well as our wins so that people don’t think that everyone around them (especially those on social media) live in LaLa fantasy land, where only good things happen.”

“Another reason that I want to open up about what happened earlier this year. I don’t know why I feel the need to keep justifying this post, I definitely don’t, I think I’m a bit scared because it’s so raw and slightly out of my comfort zone.”

 

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Revealing her sad news she said that she and her fiancé Ryan Libbey lost their baby in early 2021; “I guess it’s also because there is no easy way to say it, nor any way to sugar coat it, but earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD and I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I’d never met quite SO MUCH.”

“From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.”

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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