Rosanna Davison has opened up about the struggles of conception, and the devastating loss experienced after going through a miscarriage.
The model announced last month that she and husband Wesley Quirke are expecting a baby girl in November via surrogate, after experiencing multiple miscarriages.
Opening up about her struggle to conceive, the former Miss World explained that it was a “lonely” journey.
“You feel very lonely in a way, it’s a difficult one to talk about because it’s so sensitive and raw, it’s hard to get the words out,” she told The Sunday Mirror.
“If you’ve friends who have had an easy normal pregnancy it’s difficult for them to understand what you’ve been through.”
“Also you don’t want to burden people because everyone has their own problems in life.”
Describing healing from her losses, she said:
“A huge part of my healing process was being able to talk about it, especially with friends who have been through their own fertility struggles, and also getting to a stage where you’re not blaming yourself.”
Rosanna explained how heartbreaking it was to deal with her miscarriages, saying: “There were times I was asked the baby question during the early stages of pregnancy and then it would all fall apart and you’re dying inside and you’re trying to remain positive.”
“It’s important to tell people that you’re not to blame and miscarriages aren’t your fault.
“The best thing you can do is to be kind to yourself, that’s the way you start healing but it’s a long process, like any traumatic event in your life.”
She added: “Stay positive and don’t lose hope.”