Lauren Goodger requests post-mortem after death of baby daughter Lorena

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Lauren Goodger  (Getty)
Lauren Goodger (Getty)

Lauren Goodger has revealed she is having a post-mortem on her newborn daughter to find out why she died.

The reality TV star lost Lorena minutes after giving birth despite doctors battling to save her.

Speaking from her Essex home, the 35-year-old told The Sun: “I went into hospital thinking I would come home with a baby girl but I came home with nothing.

“Lorena was a healthy baby and it was a textbook pregnancy.

“They think her oxygen may have been restricted because she had two knots in her cord but normally babies can still get enough oxygen despite this. This is why I am having an autopsy. I need to understand medically how she died for my own sanity.

“Lorena should be here with me. I held her and she looked like she was sleeping. I thought she would wake up.

“This has been the most traumatic experience of my life.

“Since Lorena passed away, I have had so many messages from other women who have gone through this too.

“I want to talk about her death to help other parents out there going through this. I want them to know they aren’t alone.”

Goodger has daughter Larose, one, with partner Charles Drury.

Queen’s Hospital said: "We would like to express our sincere condolences to Lauren and her family on the tragic loss of baby Lorena.

"Lauren was brought to our hospital in an ambulance after her midwife was unable to detect a heartbeat during a home birth, and despite the best efforts of our staff, sadly we were unable to resuscitate Lorena."

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said: "The loss of a baby is devastating and our deepest condolences go out to Lauren and her family. Tragically, around 100 of the 700,000 babies born in the UK each year die because something happens during labour and birth that is not anticipated or well managed.

"The RCOG is committed to reducing this number with initiatives such as the Avoiding Brain Injuries in Childbirth project.

"Following the death of their baby, it is vital women and their families receive compassionate, high-quality and respectful care, and there is support available from charities such as Sands and Tommy’s."

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