This Morning’s Sharon Marshall has been praised for candidly speaking about her fertility struggles on today’s show.
The soap expert joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and shared that she hid her continued attempts to conceive from her friends and co-workers because she was embarrassed, but has implored others to be open.
Sharon also revealed how she once received a phone call revealing that her IVF treatment had not been successful moments before going on air for a segment on the bonniest babies in Britain.
‘I felt I wasn’t innately woman… which was a ridiculous way to think… because this is something you’re supposed to do naturally,’ she began.
‘I felt almost stupid and I wasn’t telling people at work which was leading to problems, because you’re having to go off to scans and injections and I would suddenly not be available for meetings.’
‘That was one of my biggest mistakes,’ she added.
Sharon went on to reveal how she had quickly warned co-stars Amanda Holden and Gok Wan not to give her a baby to hold minutes before going live on This Morning because she would have had a meltdown.
After the show had aired, Sharon spoke to Amanda who recommended that she seek out counselling.
Viewers applauded Sharon for her honesty and commended the ITV daytime programme for shining a light on the subject of baby loss and fertility struggles.
‘This is how This Morning should use their platform,’ wrote one. ‘Big respect to @Sharontweet for putting herself out there and showing vulnerability and her true feelings.’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘You can see this is extremely hard for Sharon to talk about. Well done her bringing awareness to the struggles/taboo of fertility.’
Sharon and her husband, marketing executive Paul Fletcher, welcomed her daughter Betsey Fletcher in 2018.
‘Until Betsey was actually put in my arms and I heard her let out the most almighty yell, I always felt like someone was going to say it’s all going to be taken away from me,’ Sharon previously said.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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