Louise Thompson says speaking about her miscarriage was 'one of the hardest things I've ever done'

LOUISE Thompson said speaking about her miscarriage was "one of the hardest things I've ever done".

The Made In Chelsea star, 30 – who is engaged to Ryan Libbey – revealed this week that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.

Louise thanked fans for their support as she struggled with "a level of pain [she] never experienced before".

In a long post on Instagram alongside pictures of her dogs, she wrote: "I just wanted to say A BIG FAT THANK YOU for all your heartfelt messages, honestly i'm a bit overwhelmed.

"I have to be honest it was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. A bunch of you know that I have struggled with public speaking in the past, so that, coupled with opening up about an issue and a level of pain i've never experienced before was very daunting, but i'm happy I shared because of the positive impact it had.

"The truth is I believe it's really important to show that we're not always 100% stoic, hard as nails, balls to the wall strong, independent women!

"We might be fiercely independent (of men), but we definitely need a community in order to function – Us humans are social creatures. I hate to admit it but sometimes the tools in the toolkit aren't enough – only good old fashioned talking/listening and sharing advice with one another will do the trick.

"It's also often easier to listen to the voices of others than the voice in our own head.

"Let’s face it we all have issues and that's what makes us interesting. Being faced with problems is an ongoing opportunity.

"If you recognise that something makes you feel like shit, it means you have the opportunity to learn about yourself.

Louise and Ryan got engaged in 2018 after meeting in 2011 during a PT session.

Opening up about the miscarriage, the reality star said: "I don't know why I feel the need to keep justifying this post, I definitely don't, I think I'm a bit scared because it's so raw and slightly out of my comfort zone. I guess it's also because there is no easy way to say it, nor any way to sugar coat it, but earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD.

"I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH.

"From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.

"I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH.

"From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.

Before sharing some charities which had helped her, she concluded: "It just wasn't meant to be, and hopefully, it will create space for something beautiful in the future.⁣"

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