Big Brother star Krystal Forscutt has opened up on Instagram about her experience of pregnancy loss.
The 30-year-old, who appeared on the reality television series in 2006, last night posted a photograph taken before doctors broke the devastating news.
“This is a shot taken a few months ago,” she wrote. “It was the day before my 12 week scan, the day before I found out that this little Angel’s heart beat was no longer.”
Forscutt, who has a two-year-old son with husband Neil Hipwell, shared that it was the second miscarriage she'd experienced in seven months.
In the moving post, Forscutt wrote that she hoped her decision to share her story publicly would encourage women to support one another through pregnancy loss and to think twice before asking questions about when someone is planning to start or expand their family.
"Although most people mean well, I have found that when facing those baby questions it can leave you feeling more defeated, anxious and less accomplished, as though you have failed to do something that you were apparently born to do," she wrote.
#latergram this is a shot taken a few months ago, it was the day before my 12 week scan, the day before I found out that this little Angel's heart beat was no longer This was my 2nd miscarriage in around 7 months and only now do I have the courage to share this in the hopes that other woman might support one another and hopefully to encourage you to take a moment before you ask "those" questions, the ones we are all guilty of asking, like as soon as someone is married "when will you have the baby?" , then "when's the next one?" After going through this, I have now realised that it's not some box that you tick that determines how many children you will have,it's an emotional, unpredictable journey and it's completely out of your control. The woman next to you may have just gone through her 7th miscarriage, or perhaps she may not even be able to conceive at all. Although most people mean well, I have found that when facing those baby questions it can leave you feeling more defeated, anxious and less accomplished, as though you have failed to do something that you were apparently born to do, and of course that leads to what we all do as women- we blame ourselves for EVERYTHING! For months I scrutinised every single thing I did, sifting through those 12 weeks with a fine tooth comb believing it was something I did wrong. Knowing the statistics that 1 in 4 woman miscarry may or may not help but what will is having someone to talk to and by sharing you might find you are not alone and that someone close to you has also experienced what it was to imagine their little one's face , and their tiny hands and feet and they too know that same bond you felt from the moment you found out you were pregnant. Let's start asking less questions and just be that shoulder to cry on for one another. You will never forget that precious little angel but it does get easier in time and it certainly reminds you to count the blessings that you do have ????????