Carrie Bickmore Opens Up About Suffering Two Miscarriages
"We need to remove the stigma around miscarriage for the sake of both women and men."
She looked glowing as she showcased her beautiful baby bump in a gorgeous Paolo Sebastian dress at this year’s Logies, but Carrie Bickmore has opened up to Stellar Magazine about her anguish over suffering two devastating miscarriages.
Speaking out in a column she wrote on Sunday, Bickmore explained why she decided to talk openly on a topic that affects so many women -- 1 in 4 to be exact -- yet still remains to be a painful, silent trauma for most.
"I do believe we need to remove the stigma around miscarriage for the sake of both women and men, but I know both times I miscarried, I was so relieved I hadn't told many people I was pregnant," the 37-year-old said.
"I was struggling to get my head around what had happened and was not in the mood to talk about it."
"My mind raced. Guess I won't need to turn the office into a baby's room. What if I never get pregnant again? We can go on holiday at the end of the year now," she said.
"I wonder if it's something that I ate? We should be grateful we are already parents to a healthy child. I really liked Harry as a name. Why is her baby growing just fine? Why me? Maybe it was stress... and the list goes on."
Already a doting mum to 10-year-old Oliver from her marriage to late husband Greg Lange as well as 3-year-old Evie, The Project co-host first announced that she and partner Chris Walker were expecting another bub in an adorable video posted to her Instagram in June.
Carrie’s raw essay comes after her Project co-host Lisa Wilkinson revealed that she suffered three miscarriages after turning 40.
In an open letter published in The Huffington Post last September, Wilkinson said:
"Nothing prepared me for the sadness to come—and frankly, it haunts me still," Wilkinson wrote at the time, adding, “Of course conception and a successful birth is possible in your 40s. But it isn't easy, can often involve heartache, and should not be described any other way."
Carrie added a final note in her column that while it should be an open topic of conversation, women should only open up once they feel comfortable doing so.
"All women benefit from hearing other women's stories of miscarriage. We need to share more, but in our own time. If you wanna sing it from the rooftop the moment you see that gorgeous little blue line, that's OK," she said.
"But there is nothing wrong with keeping your news close until you know things are likely to be OK."
Catch Carrie onThe Project from Sunday to Friday at 6.30pm on Ten and on Tenplay.
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