Dame Laura Kenny expecting second child after suffering ectopic pregnancy last year

Five-time Olympic champion Dame Laura Kenny has revealed she is having a second child with husband Sir Jason.

In November 2021, Dame Laura suffered a miscarriage at nine weeks, then only months later, she underwent surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

Announcing the news on her Instagram story, she wrote:

"A year ago today I was sat in A&E knowing I was really poorly but not knowing what was wrong with me," Kenny wrote.

"When I got the news I was having an ectopic pregnancy my world felt like it crumbled. We had already lost our second baby in November and I remember lying there searching for some sort of answers.

"I still feel this heartbreak today and I don't think it will ever go away. But today a year on..."

She then posted a photograph of four bikes up against a fence, alongside a heart and a rainbow.

She added: "Today I felt like I couldn't hide away anymore. I'm already starting to show and the anxiety I have felt has been unreal. Telling the world means I have to accept we are having another baby and this fills me with all kinds of emotions.

"I'm scared every single day that I might have to go through the pain of losing another baby. It makes you feel ungrateful for something you've so desperately wanted for the last year.

"But I also know there are going to be so many people, like I was, seeing my post and wishing I would go away with my happy ending.

"But I also know, when I was lying in the hospital bed, I was searching for people's happy endings because it was the only thing giving me any comfort at the time. That maybe, just maybe I would get my happy ending."

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Dame Laura won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, pairing up with Katie Archibald in the women's Madison - the event's debut.

She also won a silver in the team pursuit, in which teammate Elinor Barker rode without knowing she was pregnant.

In 2012 and 2016, she won gold in the omnium and team pursuit events.