Linda Robson has revealed that she had a miscarriage.
Talking to her Loose Women panellists on Thursday, the Birds of a Feather actress said that her baby would be a 23-year-old woman now.
She spoke to Ruth Langsford, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore about how she and her husband Mark Dunford found it an incredibly traumatic time.
Linda, 59, explained that her son Louis was three years old at the time, and that she was three months pregnant when she was told her baby had passed away.
She said: “I went to the hospital for a check-up and they started to scan me when the nurse went really quiet and said, ‘I’m just going to have to call a doctor’ so I knew something was wrong.
“And then they told me the news that the baby had died and they sent me home and said, ‘You’ve got to come back tomorrow and we’re going to take the baby away’.”
The actress added: “Mark found it really distressing and kept thinking, ‘Did we do something? [When we made] love? Did something happen then?'”
Tearing up, she said: “Going home knowing the baby’s dead inside you, going to bed… poor Louis, he was there and we were crying and everything. And it took a long time to get over it really.”
Linda then said that they also did a test that found out her baby would have had an extra chromosome, so might not have survived anyway.
Nadia Sawalha also revealed that she had three miscarriages before giving birth to her daughter Kiki-Bee in 2007.
According to research, 40 per cent of women who suffer a miscarriage can struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder afterwards.
After this was revealed, the baby loss charity Tommy’s is now helping women who have gone through a miscarriage, screening them for mental health issues.