Sarah-Jane Crawford speaks out about the ‘unimaginable pain and grief’ of her miscarriage for Baby Loss Awareness Week
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Sarah-Jane Crawford has spoken out about the ‘unimaginable pain and grief’ of when she miscarried in June last year.
Speaking out for Baby Loss Awareness week, the presenter, 37, shared some raw photos of herself and her football manager partner Brian Barry-Murphy, 42, on a short break, which they went on shortly after their devastating loss.
Sarah-Jane, who welcomed a baby daughter Summer in August, encouraged women ‘you’re not alone’ and how Instagram can be deceiving as a ‘person’s life might appear normal and happy’.
Sarah-Jane Crawford has spoken out about the ‘unimaginable pain and grief’ of when she miscarried in June last year
In a lengthy post, Sarah-Jane wrote: ‘It’s the first day of #babylossawarenessweek where the aim is the break the silence.
‘These photos from early June 2019 mark the time of our miscarriage through to a few days on when we decided to go on a short break.
‘I share this to remind you that you’re not alone, and that to remind others that a person’s life might appear normal and happy.
Smiling through the pain: Speaking out for Baby Loss Awareness week, the presenter, 37, shared some raw photos of herself and partner Brian Barry-Murphy, 42, after the miscarriage
The couple went on a short break after their devastating loss and Sarah-Jane was consoled by their dog
Important message: Sarah-Jane, who welcomed a baby daughter Summer Jane in August, encouraged women ‘you’re not alone’
‘Many of us have dealt with the unimaginable pain and grief that comes with baby loss, in fact 1 in 4 women have experienced a miscarriage.
‘But perhaps you wouldn’t even realise that it’s happened to a person that you see often or speak to every day as, especially with regards to loss in the first trimester, not many people share with others that they’re even pregnant until 12 weeks in!
‘This means that often they’re dealing with such an event very much alone.’
Sarah-Jane went on to encourage friends and family to check on their ‘loved ones mental health.
Happy news! Sarah-Jane welcomed her beautiful daughter Summer two months ago
She added: ‘To women like @chrissyteigen and the millions of Chrissys that we don’t know but who are all our sisters in humanity, I believe, and pray that for you there WILL be brighter days.
‘If you need support reach out to people like @sandscharity
‘Also don’t feel ashamed to talk about what you’re going through, you’d be surprised how many other people are in the same boat as you, and will feel the courage to open up once you have.’
Sarah-Jane welcomed her beautiful daughter Summer two months ago.
The television personality shared a black and white first snap as her child held onto one of her fingers, telling her followers ‘now I know paradise’, while describing the birth as ‘miraculous’.
She told Hello! magazine at the time: ‘After experiencing a loss last year, finally bringing a life into this world was the most incredible moment ever.
‘It felt so miraculous and Brian and I are over the moon.’
Over the moon: Sarah said of being a mum: ‘After experiencing a loss last year, finally bringing a life into this world was the most incredible moment ever’ (pictured last week)