Jessie J opens up about the moment she discovered she'd miscarried

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Jessie J has opened up about the moment she discovered she'd had a miscarriage, describing the experience as the loneliest she's felt in her life.

Last year, the singer announced via social media that she had been expecting a child but that she'd tragically miscarried. Since then, Jessie has been open with her fans about the ordeal, recently saying that her perspective on life has "completely changed".

Now, six months on from the miscarriage, the 33-year-old has been reflecting on the experience. "I just knew, something wasn’t the same," she told Steven Barlett on The Diary Of A CEO podcast as she recounted the day her life changed forever.

After waking up and realising that something didn't "feel right" she booked an ultrasound appointment right away. "That dreadful silence when you first have a scan and I was like, 'Just tell me the truth, what’s going on?' and she said, 'Your baby’s heartbeat is very low and there’s this ring', and I said, 'Well what does that mean?'" Jessie explained.

"She said, 'It often means your baby will have some type of disability or deformity… the baby’s heartbeat is very weak'. I said, 'But it’s still there?' She said, 'Yeah, it’s still there'."

But the musician still felt that something was off, and decided to seek out a second opinion, later meeting with another doctor who only had 10 minutes to spare. "He did another scan and he said, 'I’m really sorry there’s no heartbeat'", Jessie said as her eyes filled with tears. "That [scan] was within three or four hours after the first one."

As for what was going through her mind at that time, Jessie pointed out how "being a mother and having a child had been the biggest excitement of my life" and so finding out that dream had been taken away was the "worst moment".

"I felt like I’d been given everything I’d ever wanted and then someone had gone, 'But you can’t have it'," she added. "But it was still there, and I would sing to it every night, and when I got home and I lay there, I’ve never felt so lonely in my life."

Sending all our love and thoughts to Jessie.

If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9-5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.


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