Lacey Turner has opened about her two miscarriages, saying how she blamed herself.
Last month, the actress revealed that she was expecting her first child with her husband Matt Kay.
But sitting on the This Morning sofa yesterday, she admitted that she didn’t really allow herself to think that they were going to have a baby until she was about 20 weeks pregnant, as she had previously had two miscarriages at seven weeks pregnant.
Talking about her first miscarriage, she said, ‘It was heartbreaking – my whole world crumbled. I couldn’t understand it. I didn’t know anybody who had been through anything like this. It’s a really confusing time. I thought, “What did I do?” You sort of think, “Was my steak not cooked properly? Did I lift the box?” You drive yourself insane about all these things you might have done.’
Devastatingly, she then lost a second baby at the seven week mark. Frustratingly, doctors told the couple that this was ‘normal’.
18 months later, Lacey fell pregnant for a third time. ‘I sort of ignored it until I was 10 weeks and didn’t want to be excited,’ she admitted.
The actress had another heartbreaking scare when she began to experience bleeding and cramping.
‘I just sat on the couch and cried. And I thought, I’ll just see the scan man tomorrow and we can just confirm that it isn’t living anymore,’ she told Holly and Phillip. ‘And I went and it was. It had a heartbeat.’
Lacey was told that her progesterone had dropped and was given pessaries to correct her hormone levels. She believes that this treatment stopped her from suffering a third miscarriage.
‘There was nothing wrong with my progesterone two days before,’ she said. ‘This is what I believe saved our baby, but not everybody will prescribe it for everyone suffering from miscarriages.’
Lacey and Matt have been together since 2006, and got married in Ibiza in 2017.