Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson shares "devastating" miscarriage news

Catherine Earp
·2-min read
Photo credit: Ricky Vigil M - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ricky Vigil M - Getty Images

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Louise Thompson has shared the sad news that she has lost a baby.

The Made in Chelsea star opened up about her loss in an Instagram post, saying she hoped by sharing her story it would help others.

"For the first time in my life, I'm actually a bit lost for words," she wrote.

Photo credit: E4
Photo credit: E4

"Maybe it's because I feel like I have SO much to say and I don't want to waste this opportunity or because I'm not sure I've 100% processed it yet, but either way, there will be no 'perfect' time, so here goes, I'll try my best.

"I've always been taught that a problem shared is a problem halved, and I pass that mantra on to others, always encouraging people to talk, talk, talk, so it's time to practise what I preach."

She continued: "Earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD and in all honesty, I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH.

"From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating."

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She added: "Having opened up to a few friends I realised that there are quite a few others who have gone through something similar.

"I found it very comforting to talk to them about their experiences of loss and grief, and I also found it incredibly comforting to learn that there isn't really much you can do to prevent it from happening.

"I don't feel any guilt or blame for what happened to me. It just wasn't meant to be, and hopefully, it will create space for something beautiful in the future."

Photo credit: @louise.thompson - Instagram
Photo credit: @louise.thompson - Instagram

Louise wrote her message alongside a picture of her positive pregnancy test and her sporting a small bump.

She received thousands of messages of support, including from her fiancé Ryan Libbey.

The pair met in 2016, getting engaged in 2018 then later quitting the E4 show to pursue other projects.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email helpline@sands.org.uk.

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