Alex Jones has opened up about the heartbreaking miscarriage she suffered in 2017 – admitting she appeared on The One Show just an hour after discovering the news.
The 42-year-old, who is expecting her second child with husband Charlie Thomson, admitted the loss 'hit her like a ton of bricks'.
‘We learnt the baby didn't have a heartbeat. I was around 14 weeks, which is a decent amount of time,’ she told The Telegraph's Stella magazine.
‘The baby had stopped developing at about nine weeks. That was really hard. It hit us like a ton of bricks.’
Alex first discovered she was pregnant just 10 months after welcoming her first child, two-year-old Teddy, during a family holiday to New Zealand.
After being ‘bowled over’ by the ‘unexpected’ news, the couple attended a routine scan back in the UK a few weeks later to establish the baby’s due date, when they received the tragic news.
Alex added, ‘It's really odd. You're in that room looking for answers that you're never going to get. You're thinking, “Have I done something wrong? What did I do differently? Was it because we flew a long way? Was I too stressed? Was I putting too much pressure on myself?”’
But despite her heartbreak, Alex says she insisted on going back to work on The One Show the same day, despite her boss pleading with her to take some time off.
‘I said, “What else am I going to do?” It's a horrible feeling because it is so empty. There's nothing to say. It's done.’
Last month, Alex opened up about a worrying moment during her pregnancy recently, when she couldn't feel her unborn child moving.
Sharing a candid snap of herself in a hospital bed with a foetal heart rate monitor attached to her growing stomach on Instagram, Alex admitted she’d gone to hospital to get checked out.
She wrote, ‘Hadn’t felt much movement from the baby for a few days so lying here being monitored. If in doubt mummas ALWAYS check! So reassuring to hear the heartbeat.’
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Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist and a regular contributor to woman&home, having previously worked as Acting Senior Content Editor of our former sister site, CelebsNow. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodToKnow, the Daily Mirror and Yahoo!
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