Laura Whitmore opens up about experiencing miscarriage

Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore has opened up about experiencing a miscarriage following an unplanned pregnancy back in September 2018. She told The Times that she was unable to speak about the heart-breaking ordeal for a year after it happened.

Laura Whitmore opens up about experiencing miscarriage
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Laura Whitmore opens up about experiencing miscarriage

In a new interview with The Times, Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore has spoken about her experience of miscarriage. After discovering that she had fallen pregnant unexpectedly, Laura was sadly faced with the news that no heart-beat could be found at her 12-week scan in September 2018.

Speaking to The Times, Laura said:

It took me a year to talk about my miscarriage. I'd heard about people having miscarriages when they were trying for babies, but my situation was very different. What happens if you weren't trying for a baby? I had that guilt of, 'I wasn't expecting this,' so then you change your life. But then suddenly you have to change your head again after the miscarriage.

Miscarriage - pregnancy loss during the first 23 weeks - is more common than many people realise. In most cases it is entirely unpreventable. According to the NHS, 1 in 8 women who know they are pregnant will experience miscarriage, whilst yet more miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that they go undetected.

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling

Laura has been dating comedian and Love Island narrator Iain Stirling since 2016 - and the couple got engaged earlier this year. Whilst there was no new series of Love Island to film this summer, Laura, the couple appeared on our screens as part of celebrity Gogglebox - and they've been keeping the nation entertained on TikTok.

Meanwhile, Laura has also been busy writing. She recently announced that her first book, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, is set to be published next March. In it, Laura ‘shares her experiences of overcoming heartbreak, body image worries, self-doubt and insecurity’ and highlights the power of ‘optimism, self-belief and learning to accept yourself’.

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