One of the most loved women in Australian television, Georgie Gardner, has opened up about the intense grief and pain she went through when she suffered two miscarriages while trying for a third baby.
In an interview with the website Show and Tell, she spoke of her desperation to have a third baby and how her miscarriages ‘rocked her’.
“It really rocked me, absolutely rocked me. Some women I know have miscarriages and are very accepting and say that’s OK, that’s nature taking its course but, my god, it really took me to a very deep and dark place actually.”
Georgie Gardner recently announced she was leaving the Today Show to spend more time with her two children, Angus, aged seven and daughter Bronte aged nine.
Speaking about her miscarriages for the first time in depth, Georgie said that miscarriage is something which needs to be discussed and brought out more into the open.
“I don’t think it’s discussed enough, to be honest.”
For Georgie Gardner, the heartache of losing her baby is something that is still fresh, even years later.
“It doesn’t lessen the pain. I think there are a lot of women and men walking around feeling a real ache in their heart about losing babies, I really do.”
She said that the fact she lost her baby relatively early in her pregnancy was something she felt made people often lessen or dismiss the grief felt.
“I know no malice is intended, but people are often ready to dismiss it a bit,” she said. “I’m sure at 39 weeks of course it would be a lot harder, it would be a lot more harrowing than nine or 10 weeks, which was what I was.”
“It was still a life, and still a dream. It’s the possibility I guess because I had two (children already) I knew what an extraordinary miracle it is. I wanted it so badly.”