EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite opens up about devastating miscarriages

Tamzin Outhwaite has opened up about feeling ‘guilty’ for not discussing her miscarriages in the past.

The EastEnders actress, who played Mel Owen on the BBC soap, shared her support for Myleene Klass over her recent documentary on baby loss.

Taking to Twitter, the 50-year-old – who is mum to daughters Marnie and Florence – heaped praise on the presenter for starting a conversation around miscarriage with the programme, something she found hard to do with her own experiences.

Quoting a tweet from her pal on the W documentary, the star said: ‘Thank YOU for opening up and talking about it. 

‘I feel guilty for NOT talking about losing many babies as I felt a sense of shame.’

Tamzin was comforted by her followers, who flooded the tweet with support.

Thank YOU for opening up and talking about it. I feel guilty for NOT talking about losing many babies as I felt a sense of shame. ❤️ https://t.co/tH3fV4QKZD

‘Never, ever feel shame darling, you didn’t do anything wrong,’ one replied. 

‘Even if you can’t say their names to all of us, promise me you’ll say them or write them down & celebrate your angel babies always. Never let anyone take their memory from you. Lots of love always.’

‘There should be no shame. My heart goes out to any woman who suffers a miscarriage,’ another agreed. ‘You deserve support and love.’

‘Never feel shame lovely! Hold your head high and talk about them,’ a follower urged.

As a Twitter user added: ‘I wish no-one had to go through this and I can only say you have no cause to feel shame, you deserve only happiness and I pray that you will find it, please accept my best wishes for your future.’

Myleene is hoping to shine a light on miscarriage through her recent documentary special, where she was joined by other women to discuss the impact that miscarriage and pregnancy loss has had on their lives.

Speaking about why she chose to make the special, the former Hear’Say singer said: ‘It can’t go on being the big dark secret that we have to carry around.

‘I needed to make this because I needed to watch this. 

‘After my miscarriages I had to try and find some answers, some peace, some solidarity with people who’ve been through it too.’

Pregnancy loss helpline

For emotional support, you can contact Miscarriage Association’s pregnancy loss helpline on 01924 200799 or email [email protected]

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