Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha reveals she kept her miscarried foetus in the freezer because she ‘didn’t know what to do before the burial’ – as she opens up about heartbreaking baby loss
Nadia Sawalha revealed she kept a foetus in the freezer as she opened up about having four miscarriages on ITV’s Loose Women on Friday.
The Loose Women panellist, 57, bravely spoke about the on the hit daytime TV show, as she told how she ‘didn’t know what to do’ before holding a burial.
Nadia explained how she shared the devastating news with her family and revealed she felt lost with what to do next.
So sad: Nadia Sawalha revealed she kept a foetus in the freezer as she opened up about having four miscarriages on ITV’s Loose Women on Friday.
She said: ‘This might be shocking for some people but I also know a lot of other women have reached out to me in the past and done the same.
‘I put it [foetus] in the freezer because what am I supposed to do, I’m at home I cant put it down the toilet, this is a baby even though its so tiny.’
The TV star went on to reveal to viewers that she did have a ‘meaningful’ burial.
Devastating: The Loose Women panellist, 57, bravely spoke about her third miscarriage on the hit daytime TV show
She added: ‘We did have a burial for it and planted a tree which was really meaningful for me.’
Nadia, who is mum to daughters Maddie, 19, and Kiki, 14, warned people against asking women who have experienced miscarriages how far through the pregnancy they were.
The former EastEnders actress, later revealed how she felt like a mother as soon as she found out the happy news she was pregnant.
Family support: Nadia explained how she shared the devastating news with her family and how she ‘didn’t know what to do’ before revealing they had a burial
She added: ‘A really important thing not to say to somebody is, “oh how far were you?” as if it’s like whether it was a week or months, there’s more meaning to it, because the meaning is there the moment you’re joyful you’re pregnant.
‘So the fact I’d shared it with family and friends the second I found out I was pregnant means I could also share the loss with them.’
In the past, Nadia questioned whether her miscarriages were punishment for having an abortion earlier in life on her podcast Dealing With the Heartbreak of Miscarriage.