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Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead has heartbreakingly revealed she’s suffered a miscarriage.
The 30 year old took to Instagram to tell her 1.4 million followers the sad news, telling them she’d “thought long and hard” about doing so.
Posting a photo of a sunset over a field, recently engaged Binky wrote in the caption: “I felt that if I can pass on any warmth, comfort or help to anybody in the same position – well that would be great. It’s only fair that I share some of my “downs” as well as my “up” moments.
“Today would have been my 18 week mark, but sadly we had an early miscarriage just before 12 weeks. Not only was this heartbreaking for us, but it also came as such a shock to me.”
Binky, who shares three year old daughter India with her former co-star and ex-boyfriend Josh 'JP' Patterson, continued: “I hadn’t realised until then how blessed I was with having such a relatively straight forward pregnancy with India – I’ll admit I was naive enough to assume the next one would be as straightforward, but I had two early scans as I was concerned I was bleeding.
“They found a ‘very strong’ heartbeat. However, on the third scan I was told ‘I’m afraid there’s no heartbeat’.
“I was told by my doctor that 1 in 4 pregnancies miscarry (not that statistics make it any easier!) With 82% of my following being women – that means roughly 237,800 women “following” me could (or have) experienced the same, which is just so sad.
“When speaking to a few close friends about our situation, we learned that some of them too have had miscarriages in the past. I asked them why they’ve never said anything, and they just said they felt they couldn't, or shouldn’t talk about it. Almost like it’s a taboo subject, which is heartbreaking.”
The star continued by giving advice to fans, saying: “If you have been through this, I hope you are giving yourself time to mentally and physically heal and do what you need. I keep reminding myself that there was nothing I could have done, and perhaps this was nature’s way of saying that for whatever reason, this little soul wasn’t ready for the world. Sending so so much love.”
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