Lorraine Kelly and Myleene Klass have been praised for opening up about both suffering miscarriages in a powerful and honest discussion.
On the show, Myleene reflected about her four past miscarriages, pointing out that the language used around the topic needs to be changed.
Speaking ahead of her new documentary, she said: ‘Part of the reason I wanted to make this documentary is you really feel like you failed.’
The 43-year-old brought attention to phrases like ‘losing’ a baby and ‘failed pregnancy’, saying it can often make people feel like they’ve failed when they have a miscarriage.
Reflecting on her own miscarriage, which happened when her daughter Rosie was five years old, Lorraine recalled that no one spoke out about it at the time.
‘You’re mourning for something that hasn’t happened,’ the 61-year-old added.
‘I wasn’t prepared,’ Myleene said. ‘I didn’t know you could have so many different types of miscarriage.’
Myleene added that she wanted to show the impact of miscarriage on a family with her new documentary, explaining: ‘Children are just as excited [for the baby].’
The pair both agreed that they found lots of comfort in receiving messages from others who had been through the same thing, saying it’s something that should be much more commonly spoken about.
Coronation Street star Jane Danson led the praise for the pair, as she wrote on Twitter: ‘@KlassMyleene EVERYTHING you have just said on @lorraine was exactly how i felt after my missed miscarriage. Thank you for speaking up. 7 years later and it always hurts . Big love to you xx’.
Another viewer said: ‘Thank you @KlassMyleene for talking so openly about miscarriages on @lorraine it’s about time someone spoke out about how we are made to feel by society. Education is definitely the key to stop the negative language associated with this horrific trauma.’
‘So pleased @KlassMyleene is speaking out about #miscarriage I still think about my little blighted ovum (missed miscarriage) who would’ve been 4 this year,’ one more said. ‘@lorraine It’s not just the baby you lose, it’s your potential future once you find out you’re pregnant & love baby already.’
Myleene previously opened up about her third miscarriage, which happened whilst she was on the air, hosting her Smooth Radio show.
After going to the toilet, the presenter returned to finish her show because she ‘didn’t know what else to do.’
‘I didn’t want to go home because I was going to have to deliver the news and break the magic,’ she told Psychologies Magazine.
Myleene later gave herself little chance to grieve and rushed back to normality following the tragedy.
‘Life doesn’t stop and I took my daughter to dance class as soon as I got back,’ she added.
‘There was no time to catch my breath because I have children who rely on me and who I need to protect.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
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