Bachelor star Irena Srbinovska revealed details of her heart-wrenching miscarriage with Locky Gilbert last year, during an Instagram question-and-answer session with fans on Monday.
The 32-year-old, who first broke the devastating news in a joint interview with Locky for Who magazine in July, said that while this is “obviously a very difficult subject” to broach, it is important for other women to know that they are not alone.
Irena also praised Locky, 31, for being her “rock” to help her through this difficult time.
Devastating loss: Bachelor star Irena Srbinovska (pictured), 32, shared details about her heart-wrenching miscarriage last year, in an Instagram question-and-answer session with fans on Monday
When an Instagram follower asked if she could talk about her miscarriage, Irena began, “Obviously this is a very difficult topic for many to bring up and something that I haven’t really talked about much publicly. “
Irena said it had been almost a year since her miscarriage and at the time she believed she was feeling sick from “stress from moving to Perth” and that her father was not feeling well.
“I ended up in the hospital twice and it was difficult to walk through it with only Locky to support me. He was my rock. He took care of me, took care of me and got me through this, ”she wrote.
Her experience: Irena said it had been almost a year since her miscarriage and at the time she thought she was feeling sick from the ‘stress of moving to Perth’ and that her father was not. did not smell well. In picture with her beautiful bachelor Locky Gilbert, 31 years old
Its rock and its support system: “I ended up in the hospital twice and it was hard to go through it with only Locky to support me. He was my rock. He took care of me, took care of me and got me through this, ”she wrote.
The nurse went on to say that with “one in five pregnancies ending in miscarriage” it is “more common than most of us think”.
Irena said that with many women “suffering in silence” it is important to “break the stigma and pressure on women”.
“The women are amazing, and so are our partners who also suffer the loss,” she concluded.
Loss: Irena and Locky, who met during last season of The Bachelor, lost their child “a few months” in their relationship but chose to keep it private. They first opened up about the miscarriage in an interview with Who magazine in July
Irena and Locky, who met on last season of the Channel 10 dating show, lost their child “a few months” in their relationship but chose to keep it private.
They first opened up about the miscarriage in an interview with Who magazine in July, admitting it was a “devastating hollow.”
Irena said the miscarriage may have been related to the stress she was going through as a result of The Bachelor.
Private struggle: The nurse said the miscarriage may have been related to the stress she was going through as a result of The Bachelor, when she was trolled online and couldn’t visit her sick father due to the closure of the borders of Covid-19
To the outside world, she seemed happy after moving from Melbourne to Perth to live with adventure tour guide Locky.
But the nurse was secretly struggling after her father, Vasco, suffered a medical emergency and she couldn’t be with him due to the Covid border closure.
She was also dealing with trolls after Locky sadly told his The Bachelor finalist Bella Varelis that he fell in love with her and chose Irena instead.
Heartbreak: “In our first few months together, I unfortunately had a miscarriage. But Locky was my absolute rock and having his support made me love him even more, ”said Irena.
According to Who magazine, “the stress has had devastating consequences.”
Irena told the post: “In our first few months together, I unfortunately had a miscarriage. But Locky was my absolute rock and having his support made me love him even more.
Locky said, “We’re just normal people and while we put ourselves in the spotlight you never know what’s going on in our lives that day.
“If you have to say something, then point it at me, not my daughter.” “
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Love story: The couple met on Channel 10 The Bachelor dating show last season
How at least one in six pregnancies end in miscarriage
One in six pregnancies in women who know they are pregnant end up with a miscarriage.
But it happens even more in women who don’t know they have conceived.
Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is lost within the first 23 weeks of conception.
The main symptoms are bleeding from the vagina, which may be accompanied by lower abdominal pain.
There are various reasons why women can miscarry – it’s common and usually isn’t caused by something they’ve done.
If a miscarriage occurs in the second trimester – between weeks 14 and 26 – it could be a sign of an underlying problem.
Often, miscarriages are isolated events and women will have successful pregnancies.
The majority of miscarriages cannot be avoided, although being generally healthy will help reduce the risk.
Losing at least three pregnancies in a row – called repeated miscarriages – is rare, but still affects about one in 100 women.