Chris Ramsey and his wife Rosie Winter opened up about losing their baby in early pregnancy.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday, Chris told presenter Rochelle Humes about the ordeal he and his wife went through when Rosie miscarried earlier this month.
‘We were pregnant,’ said Chris. ‘We went for a 12 week scan, and they scanned it and said there was a pregnancy sack with nothing inside, it’s called a blighted ovum, it’s like a miscarriage that your body didn’t catch.
‘The cruellest bit of the whole thing was that Rosie’s body still thought she was pregnant there was a bump and everything.
‘We talked about whether to go public or not and we thought, “let’s do it,” and we’re so glad that we did.
‘So many people have miscarried and you don’t even realise because you don’t talk about it.’
The 32-year-old comedian also criticised the taboo around revealing a pregnancy before 12-weeks, saying it meant that if anything went wrong it would be ignored.
‘It’s such a strange thing to go, “don’t tell anyone you’re pregnant before 12-weeks, because if anything happens you can just brush it under the carpet”,’ he said.
‘This life-changing, amazing thing was about to happen again, and because it all went wrong, we can’t brush it under the carpet.’
Chris later explained that the couple’s four-year-old son Robin has helped him get through the difficult time.
‘Robin, my son, was amazing,’ Chris said. ‘I couldn’t imagine this happening without already having a child. Because he’s a toddler, he just runs into the house and you go, “No time to be sad because he’s going crazy right now”. He helped me get through it.’
Rosie later joined her husband on the show to discuss how she tried to remove the miscarriage for 20 hours at home with tablets before being admitted to hospital for surgery.
‘You don’t expect it at all,’ she said, before adding how tensions rose at home following the procedure: ‘[Chris] went into survival mode, I stayed in the house for a week-and-a-half, cried, ate lots of chocolate, kind of got over it. You [Chris] just had to keep going.’
Rosie announced her miscarriage via Instagram in August, sharing this heartfelt message with her 37,000 followers: ‘When we went for our 12 week scan our baby could not be found. He or she had passed early on in the pregnancy leaving behind the pregnancy sac, this is called a Blighted Ovum. (missed miscarriage) My body still thought I was pregnant for all those weeks after the baby had passed, hormones were released and everything apart from the baby was still growing.
‘I’d never heard of this before so as you can imagine it all came as a great shock. Unfortunately it didn’t all end there as we were told I still needed to have a miscarriage to rid my body of the sac, placenta etc.’
Rosie also urged other parents to share their heartbreak, adding: ‘I was unsure of whether to even put this on social media as not many people knew about our pregnancy, but I need to hear from other women this has happened to, it needs to be talked about in order to heal.
‘1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, 1 IN 4! I didn’t realise it was that many. People can’t go through this experience in silence or alone, it’s just too painful.’