The Bachelor winner Laura Byrne, one half of Bachie power couple with Matty J, has spoken out for the first time about suffering a second miscarriage.
In a new episode of her podcast Life Uncut, which she hosts along with fellow Bachie alum Brittany Hockley, Byrne opened up about the devastating loss she experienced with her fiancé earlier this year.
“Just two months ago, Matt and I went through our second miscarriage and that still feels raw and very bizarre to even say out loud,” Byrne said.
“It’s not something I’ve really spoken about, not something that I’ve talked to many people about, but I feel very very passionately that miscarriage is a conversation that needs to be had in an open forum.”
Byrne said the couple were excited to welcome a second baby, so soon after the arrival of their daughter, Marlie-Mae, in June 2019.
“I found out I was pregnant. We had gotten really excited about it and we’d had our scans and everything,” shared Byrne, who also sadly suffered a miscarriage in June 2018 at around nine weeks pregnant. “A week later, I felt different and I knew something was wrong and I knew it was happening again.
“I guess I never thought I would be someone who would have one miscarriage, let alone someone who would have two miscarriages,” she added.
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Today’s Episode is up and today we are talking about something incredibly personal but equally as important and that is miscarriage. A couple of months ago you might remember that we couldn’t get an episode out to you, sometimes life smacks you down and it’s shitty, lonely and sad which is why in today’s episode Laura talks openly about her two miscarriages. Miscarriage is very common and yet it is not a conversation that is commonly had openly. There's an oppressive silence around the topic, and that silence is isolating and adds to the guilt and grief that leaves women asking “what’s wrong with me” This episode is for all women and men, not just those who are thinking of having children or who have suffered a miscarriage the self. We hope by putting this out there we can help to break down the stigma that still surrounds miscarriage and help women to feel supported and less alone. ❤️❤️ Get it where you get your podcasts and to join the conversation join our Facebook discussion group
The designer hopes that by sharing her heartbreaking story, she can help others who may be going through the same thing.
“It is painful and it is lonely, but it doesn’t need to be quite so lonely, and the more that we talk about it, and the more the we de-stigmatise it, then I feel other women who are going through the same thing may feel more supported,” she said.