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Louise Thompson praised for opening up about her devastating miscarriage


Louise Thompson was celebrated for bravely telling her fans about her heartbreaking miscarriage.

In a candid post on Tuesday, the Made In Chelsea star said it was “bloody tough” when she had a miscarriage earlier this year.

Social media was awash with her unwavering support from celeb pals and fans alike.

Baby charity Tommy’s — who fund loss prevention research, run clinics for high risk pregnancies and a midwife helpline for parents — showed their support for the star.

The charity heaped on the praise for the reality star bringing her heartbreaking story to light.

Tommy’s midwife Sophie King said: “Louise Thompson’s heartbreaking story highlights that people can feel like parents and imagine their baby’s future from the moment they see a positive pregnancy test, and naturally want to share that excitement – but sadly for the 1 in 4 pregnancies that ends in loss, the taboo Louise mentioned can mean people don’t talk as openly when those hopes and dreams are taken away.

“That silence can lead grieving parents to struggle with terrible guilt and shame, so it’s good that Louise understands this wasn’t her fault and has found the support network she needs at such a difficult time.”



Louise Thompson praised for opening up about her devastating miscarriage
Louise Thompson praised for opening up about her devastating miscarriage

The midwife said Louise telling her story was “vital” in breaking the silence around baby loss.

She added: “Losing a baby can be devastating at any stage in pregnancy, and it’s endured frequently but often silently because of the stigma that Louise’s post is trying to tackle.

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“Everyone deals with trauma differently and some families prefer to grieve privately, but people like Louise sharing their stories is a vital step in breaking the silence around baby loss so that anyone going through it knows: this may feel incredibly lonely, but as Louise said, you are not and will never be alone.

“Friends and family, doctors and midwives, all of us at support organisations like Tommy’s; we’re here.”

It follows on from Louise leaving fans and friends devastated with the news she had suffered a miscarriage.



Louise Thompson
Social media was awash with her unwavering support from celeb pals and fans alike

She said: “But earlier this year I had a miscarriage, we lost our baby and it was really bloody tough.”

Louise, who is engaged to Ryan Libbey, wanted to open the conversation about baby loss after her own “total shock” over her miscarriage.

Speaking out, the fitness guru expressed she shared “pain” others had gone through.

She added: “Some of you will already be familiar with HOW common they are (1 in 4 pregnancies), but for me, it came as a total shock. That is probably down to the fact that people never really talk about it. Losing a baby in pregnancy through miscarriage or stillbirth still seems to be a taboo subject that is linked to a certain amount of stigma and shame, and I really wish that that would change.



Louise Thompson
Speaking out, the fitness guru expressed she shared “pain” others had gone through

“I believe that one of the ways it CAN change is by opening up a space for more conversations and sharing experiences with one another.⁣⁣ I want people (and YOU out there reading this) to know that if you are struggling, you are not alone. There are others who share your pain.⁣”

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Devastated Louise explained she had begun to “build an emotional connection” with her unborn child before her baby loss.

She went on: “In all honesty, 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.”





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