Lauren Goodger shares heartbreaking message for baby daughter Lorena following tragic death

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(Dave Benett)

Lauren Goodger has penned a heartbreaking tribute to her late daughter, Lorena, following the newborn’s death last month.

The former Towie star wrote an emotional post on social media, on Tuesday, dedicated to the little one as she explained how she “dreamed of her future” alongside another post of a love-heart and butterfly emoji.

The 35-year-old wrote on her Instagram Story: “I carried you, I felt you grow.

“Longed for the day we’d meet. Dreamed of your future. Not only did I know you, I fell in love with you.”

Last month, Goodger revealed how she requested 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.

Lauren Goodger penned a heartbreaking tribute to her late daughter Lorena following her death last month (Getty)
Lauren Goodger penned a heartbreaking tribute to her late daughter Lorena following her death last month (Getty)

Speaking from her Essex home in July, Goodger 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 shares daughter Larose, one, with partner Charles Drury.

In response to Goodger’s comments, 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.”

If you have been affected by the issues raised in this article, please contact Sands here or Tommy’s on 0800 014 7800.

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