Friday 23 February 2018

Danniella Westbrook reveals heartache after miscarriage

The actress said she will not try to have another child.

Danniella Westbrook
Danniella Westbrook

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook has revealed she has had a miscarriage at seven weeks.

The 43-year-old TV star recently confirmed she was expecting her third child with former fiance Alan Thomason.

Westbrook has also said that she miscarried a baby last year when she was in a relationship with George Arnold.

Westbrook told The Sun Online that the latest was her fourth miscarriage in total, and that she was “so looking forward to having a baby this time”.

She said: “I was last year, but this time most definitely because I thought, I’m 43, nearly 44 – there’s no way I’m going to get pregnant again.”

“There was always a chance I was going to miscarry because since I’ve had lots of problems since my daughter, who is 16, was born by an emergency C-section,” she said in a filmed interview.

“Something went wrong with the C-section and four days later the whole inside of the stitches came open and my intestines pushed out and so I got rushed into hospital.

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“They put it all back in and I was stitched up but ever since then I’ve never been able to carry.”

The former Celebrity Big Brother star added: “Last year I was with George I had a miscarriage, and I was heartbroken.

“I got just over three months of that one, and this one I got to seven weeks.”

Westbrook, who is a mother to daughter Jody and son Kai, said she does not think she will try to have any more children.

The actress, who has had a high-profile battle with substance abuse over the years, said she is not taking drugs currently.

“I’m not partying, I’m not even drinking, most of the time I drive,” she said.

Press Association

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