Charlotte Dawson has revealed that she and Stephanie Davis confided in each other following their devastating miscarriages.
Charlotte, 29, took to Instagram to reveal the sad news of her miscarriage on 18 April. She said she found out she was expecting on Mother’s Day but was “heartbroken beyond words” to announce that she had lost her baby at 10 weeks.
Months later, former Hollyoaks actress Steph, 28, announced she was "totally heartbroken" after suffering a devastating miscarriage.
And now Charlotte, who is mum to 18-month-old son Noah with fiancé Matt Sarsfield, has told how the pair bumped into each other at an event and discussed their experiences, which was "comforting".
In an exclusive interview, she told OK! : “I actually bumped into Steph at an event and she opened up to me about her miscarriage. It’s awful but it was comforting being able to speak to somebody else who knew what I’d been through.”
Other celebrities, including Kate Ferdinand and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, have also spoken out and shared their own miscarriage experiences.
Charlotte has praised them for telling their stories, saying: “It’s so brave of them. It’s such an awful thing to go through. I really feel for them all.”
She went on: “It’s good to see others speaking out because it raises awareness. I think there’s still a stigma around it and people are worried to talk about it. I hope that me speaking out has given other women the confidence to tell their story.
“If you speak about it, it makes you feel better. It’s a topic that doesn’t get spoken about enough. The doctors told me how common it is but I never knew until I went through it.”
Taking to Instagram back in April, Charlotte told her followers: "Hi my darlings, I finally feel ready to post this.. I mean I don’t know when there is a good time to post this.
"It’s been an extremely tough week mentally but also obviously physically… I am heartbroken beyond words.. and I know I’m never quiet on here, & always so open and honest with you guys so it’s been a shock to you all..
"I keep getting lots & lots of messages worrying about us all, asking why I’m being quiet & if Noah is ok.. Noah is absolutely fine.. he’s amazing. I’m the one that’s not ok.. unfortunately I’ve suffered with a miscarriage."
She continued: "Obviously our families & close friends have known about me being pregnant, but didn’t announce anything until I got further down the line.. I was so excited to share our happy news with you all.
"Noah’s little brother or little sister, as you can imagine Matthew & I were absolutely over the moon our little family was going to be growing. I also found out on mother’s day which was just so special.
"But sometimes it’s just not meant to be, I really thought it was but it just wasn’t this time. Miscarriages are so common & not spoke about enough. We are so heartbroken right now have no words [heartbroken emoji] and just don’t feel Upto posting being my happy silly self right now.."
For anyone affected by this story, you can seek support and advice from tommys.org and petalscharity.org
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