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‘No time to catch my breath’: Myleene Klass on the ‘terror’ of her 4 heartbreaking miscarriages


by Sarah Finnan
01st Sep 2021

Myleene Klass / Instagram

Myleene Klass has opened up about the challenges she faced while trying to get pregnant, revealing that past miscarriages left her in constant fear when carrying her third child, Apollo. 

Always vocal on the matter of taboos, Myleene Klass has spoken candidly about her experience of motherhood several times before. Previously revealing that she suffered four separate miscarriages before getting pregnant with her son, Apollo, the presenter has been through unimaginable heartbreak in her lifetime. 

However, it’s only in hindsight that she realises just how much those losses affected her. Recently opening up about the horrible “stomach-tightening feeling” of grief to Psychologies Magazine, Klass admitted that she was so devastated by each of her miscarriages that she was scared of doing almost anything while pregnant with Apollo – including drinking water. “I didn’t want to drink water as I was scared of needing the loo and seeing blood,” she confessed.

 

Later joking that he was the “most photographed baby in history”, Klass said that she was so overcome with worry that she needed constant reassurance her baby was ok. Discovering that she had miscarried for the third time while on air at Smooth Radio, the broadcaster said that it’s very hard to know what to do in such a situation and even went on to finish the last hour of the show.

“I didn’t know what else to do,” she commented. “I didn’t want to go home because I was going to have to deliver the news and break the magic, but life doesn’t stop and I took my daughter to dance class as soon as I got back. There was no time to catch my breath because I have ­children who rely on me and who I need to protect.”

Already bearing the trauma of four miscarriages by the time she was pregnant with her third child, Klass described it as a nine-month “spiral of absolute terror”. “I remember the despair, grief and anger. And the panic. But it wasn’t until I looked back at my diaries that I realised how broken I was. By the fourth time, it was just a spiral of absolute terror.”

Soon to delve into her own experiences even further, Myleene is to front a new documentary about miscarriages on W. Titled Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me, she’s hoping to help lessen the taboo of talking about such things by doing so. “Miscarriage still feels like a taboo. I’d like to help make these conversations a little easier. It can’t go on being the big dark secret that we have to carry around,” she told The Sun back in June.

The one-off documentary will also feature interviews with other women who have gone through similar ordeals to Klass. Explaining the motivations behind the project, she went on to say, “I think 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.  

“You just don’t want to feel alone because the defining feeling of miscarriage is feeling alone.”

No release date has been confirmed as of yet.

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