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Louise Thompson has revealed she suffered a tragic miscarriage earlier this year.
Former Made in Chelsea star Louise, 30, shared a photo of herself alongside a positive pregnancy test on her Instagram to share the news with her 1.2million followers.
Louise, who is engaged to Ryan Libbey, explained in the lengthy caption that the tragic miscarriage “came as a total shock” and revealed why she decided to speak out.
Louise, who recently opened up on how reality TV "traumatised" her, began with: “I wanted to share my story because it might help someone, but for the first time in my life, I’m actually a bit lost for words.
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“Maybe it’s because I feel like I have SO much to say and I don’t want to waste this opportunity or because I'm not sure I've 100% processed it yet, but either way, there will be no 'perfect' time, so here goes, I’ll try my best.
“I’ve always been taught that a problem shared is a problem halved, and I pass that mantra on to others, always encouraging people to talk, talk, talk, so it’s time to practice what I preach.”
Louise continued to explain that Instagram can be difficult at times when people are experiencing difficulties in the lives.
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She said: “It might seem like everywhere you look on Instagram people are loved up, happy as can be, getting engaged, buying their first house, having intimate weddings, getting their dream job, announcing pregnancies, and other momentous occasions!
“I know my page is bombarded with those things right now, the algorithm is hitting me HARD, and it can be tough to see.
“For some people, the last 12 months have offered some really exciting prospects and I’m genuinely happy for all those people (because there is no scarcity of good things in this world – there is plenty to go around) and it’s VERY important to be happy for people. I’ve also had some fantastic opportunities over the past year for which I am Vvv grateful.”
The reality star went on: “But whilst all those incredible things are happening for people there is also a great deal of S**T going on behind closed doors – A side that you might not see.
“I’ve always chosen to be transparent on this platform because I know how much I appreciate authenticity in other people, and I think it's SUPER important that we talk about our struggles as well as our wins so that people don't think that everyone around them (especially those on social media) live in LaLa fantasy land, where only good things happen.
“Another reason that I want to open up about what happened earlier this year. I don't know why I feel the need to keep justifying this post, I definitely don't, I think I'm a bit scared because it's so raw and slightly out of my comfort zone.
“I guess it's also because there is no easy way to say it, nor any way to sugar coat it, but earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD and” she then added an emoji of a finger pointing down to gesture to fans to read the rest of her words in the comments.
Louise wrote: “In all honesty, I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH. From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.
“One of my lovely clients actually sent me a quote from Winnie The Pooh that read 'sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart', and I think she hit the nail on the head. This whole business of fertility can be a ROUGH and OVERWHELMING RIDE – if you know, you know, but you are NOT and WILL NEVER BE alone.
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“Having opened up to a few friends I realised that there are quite a few others who have gone through something similar.
“I found it very comforting to talk to them about their experiences of loss and grief, and I also found it incredibly comforting to learn that there isn't really much you can do to prevent it from happening. I don't feel any guilt or blame for what happened to me. It just wasn't meant to be, and hopefully, it will create space for something beautiful in the future.
“I know I'm rambling tonight, so I will share some more useful bits tomorrow, but for now if you guys have any good resources that you want to share for others then please pop them in the comments below.”
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