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Ireland’s Fittest Mum opens up about losing her five-week old baby- ‘It never gets easier’

Published 10/04/2016 | 16:04

Louise Quinn
Louise Quinn

A woman dubbed Ireland’s fittest mum has opened up about the “dark depression” she experienced following the loss of her five-week-old son.

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Louise Quinn (35) revealed that the tragic death of her son Ashton in 2008 is a grief that will never leave her, but her passion for fitness has helped her out of depression.

Baby Ashton passed away after contracting a rare bug at less than two months old.

 “It never gets easier and it never goes away,” Louise reveals in tomorrow’s episode of Ireland’s Fittest Mum on TV3.

Ireland's Fittest Mum Louise Quinn opened up about the loss of her five-week-old son Ashton
Ireland's Fittest Mum Louise Quinn opened up about the loss of her five-week-old son Ashton

“There’s never a day that goes by that I don’t think about him, that I don’t miss him. I know we only had him for five and a half weeks but I miss him every day.

“It feels like yesterday for me. When it comes up to his birthday and anniversary it’s just so raw,” she said.

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The mum revealed that the gym offered her a lifeline and has helped her move on after the tragic loss.

“Fitness changed the way I was able to cope with things and maybe that’s what sticks me and Jordan together. It’s the reason why I’ve gotten through all of this,” she said.

The star of TV3’s newest reality show revealed that her daughter Jordan (16) inspired her to live life to the fullest after the family lost baby Ashton.

Ireland's Fittest Mum Louise Quinn
Ireland's Fittest Mum Louise Quinn

“I feel like Jordan was the only reason I woke up in the morning after something like that,” she said.

Louise now competes in international fitness competitions and has spurred a career from her passion.

Ireland’s Fittest Mum starts on Monday at 8.30pm on TV3

Mum Louise Quinn
Mum Louise Quinn

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