Myleene Klass was ‘nearly broken’ after suffering four miscarriages and felt like she had failed’ her partner.
The 43-year-old is mum to daughters Ava, 14 and Hero, 10, with her ex Graham Quinn, and to son Apollo, two, with partner Simon Motson.
Sadly, while trying to have a baby with Simon, the former Hear’Say star suffered four pregnancy losses, enduring one miscarriage while hosting her radio show.
Myleene is hoping to shine a light on what she sees as a taboo with her documentary special Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me, where she and other women will discuss the effect miscarriage and pregnancy loss has had on their lives.
According to The Sun, the radio presenter says in the W show that her body has ‘gone to war’.
She said: ‘I have got my baby now but, God, I lost a lot of me. I think it nearly broke me.
‘When you’ve been through miscarriage, you’ve been through a battle with your body. You’ve been to war and there are casualties.’
Referring to her partner Simon, Myleene added: ‘I didn’t want to talk about it as I felt like I’d failed.
‘I used to think he must be looking at me like, “Why can’t she just do this?”’
Simon said that he never blamed Myleene, only feeling a ‘huge loss’.
Speaking about why she chose to make the documentary, Myleene said: ‘It can’t go on being the big dark secret that we have to carry around,’ she said.
‘I needed to make this because I needed to watch this. After my miscarriages I had to try and find some answers, some peace, some solidarity with people who’ve been through it too.’
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star first discussed her miscarriages last year to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, explaining the trauma she went through.
Myleene lost two pregnancies at 10 weeks, one while at an airport, and her third miscarriage occurred while she was at work.
She said her second was more traumatic than the first, as she believed she’d had her ‘1 in 4’ experience.
An estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and around one in 100 women in the UK experience recurrent miscarriages (three or more in a row).
More than six in 10 women who have recurrent miscarriages go on to have a successful pregnancy.
Myleene’s third child Apollo arrived safely in 2019, with Myleene saying: ‘The Dr’s took no chances with Apollo. I injected countless, endless hormones into my belly to keep my placenta working. He signifies everything good in the world to me, my miracle.’
Myleene: Miscarriage & Me airs on W on October 14.
Pregnancy loss helpline
For emotional support, you can contact Miscarriage Association’s pregnancy loss helpline on 01924 200799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.