During an episode of the podcast Made by Mammas, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s wife Juliette revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the recent quarantine. More after the jump.
Juliette Oliver (née Norton), 45, recently revealed some rather sad news that the couple kept quiet for the past few weeks. During a podcast called Made by Mammas, the wife of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the lockdown.
Juliette, or Jools, also revealed that this isn’t the first time she’s lost a child during pregnancy. Prior to the birth of the youngest River in 2016, Juliette suffered 2 miscarriages. Since the birth of River, she’s had another 3, the most recent one being just a few weeks ago.
Juliette and Jamie have been trying for a 6th child for some time now. Despite the difficulties the couple has encountered, they still do want to keep trying for another one. Juliette revealed during the podcast:
I really do, I really do. "But I've just had three miscarriages since then and I'm thinking... and a recent one three weeks ago and I'm thinking: 'No', I dunno. I do want to, but I've got to mentally check that it's a good idea to do. And also physically because I am 45 as I always say, nearly 46. So it's a little bit dodgy.
On when they’ll stop trying:
I haven't got long, maybe another year and then I really will just shut that chapter off because I am very happy and I am pretty full up at the moment as it is. But just that little baby, it's a terrible thing to keep wanting something and you can't help it.
Miscarriages: a tragic yet common occurrence
While miscarriages are certainly a tragic event for any couple to endure, they are far more common than one may think.
According to the NHS, 1 in 8 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. In fact, many miscarriages occur without the woman even realising that she is pregnant.
While the occurrence of a miscarriage is certainly not uncommon, back-to-back miscarriages are more rare. While the chance of a single miscarriage may be 1 in 8, the chance of 3 consecutive miscarriages is 1 in 100.
Miscarriages are, unfortunately, a touchy subject to discuss openly. We commend Juliette for being so open and sharing her experiences.