Danielle Lloyd thanks followers after sharing miscarriage heartbreak on social media

Danielle Lloyd attending the National Television Awards 2017 at the O2, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 25, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
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Danielle Lloyd has thanked followers for their support after she revealed on social media she has suffered a miscarriage.

The 35-year-old mother-of-four announced her tragic news on Instagram on Sunday.

Former Celebrity Big Brother star Lloyd posted: “I may have held you in my womb for a moment, but I will hold you in my heart forever.”

She later posted a message to her 559,000 followers saying: “Thank you all for your lovely messages. Means so much to me and @gint1986”

Jen Coates, Director of Volunteering and Bereavement Support at Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), told Yahoo UK: “We are so sorry to hear that Danielle has lost her baby through miscarriage. Parents deal with baby loss in so many different ways, so there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

“Sands is here to listen and support anyone affected by the death of a baby.”

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The ex-wife of footballer Jamie O’Hara has a 20-month-old son Ronnie with her electrician husband Michael O’Neill, as well as sons Archie, eight, Harry, seven, and George, six, with O’Hara.

Lloyd and O’Neill tied the knot in April this year.

Last year Lloyd told Closer magazine that the couple had visited IVF clinics in Dubai as they hoped to have gender selective IVF, which is not legal in the UK, as they dreamed of having a daughter.

Lloyd said: "Next year, if all goes to plan, I'll have my baby girl.

"And there's an increased chance of twins with IVF, we might end up with twin daughters next Christmas. Imagine that! That would be a dream come true.

"I'd love twin girls - that would definitely increase the girl to boy ratio in our household. That would make me a mum of six - wow!"

She added: "People think I only want a girl so I can dress her up, but that's not the case.

"I want a girl because of the amazing relationship I have with my mum. I can't imagine going through life and not having that with a daughter. Plus, my boys are amazing, but they're going to leave me when they get girlfriends, aren't they?"

Lloyd’s son Harry was born premature at just 29 weeks and spent the first seven weeks of his life in intensive care on a life support machine.

Sands offer emotional support and information through their freephone helpline on 0808 164 3332 or via email at helpline@sands.org.uk For further information visit www.sands.org.uk/support

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