'I still felt pregnant… I was in total shock', Jorgie Porter on the moment she miscarried at 14 weeks with quads

HOLLYOAKS star Jorgie Porter has bravely opened up on suffering a miscarriage at 14 weeks while pregnant with quads.

Two years ago, Jorgie Porter admitted that she could not see motherhood in her future.

She had revealed that she wasn’t excited about babies and the thought of raising a human was daunting to her.

But in the last 13 months, not only has the star undergone a huge change of heart after falling for property developer Ollie Piotrowski, 32, but the pair have also had to come to terms with the discovery they were expecting quadruplets and then deal with the trauma of Jorgie, 33, miscarrying them all.

It has been a heartbreaking time and one that would test any relationship, but for Jorgie and Ollie, it has brought them even closer.

In her first interview since their loss in August, Jorgie tells Fabulous: “If we can get through this, we can get through anything.”

In August, at a scan at around 14 weeks, she and Ollie discovered there was no sign of life in any of the embryo sacs.

The quadruplets had died in a missed miscarriage, when the body doesn’t recognise the pregnancy loss or expel pregnancy tissue.

Jorgie has bravely opened up on the moment she miscarried and said: “It didn’t make sense. I’d not had any sign that things weren’t OK. No pain or bleeding, I was getting bigger, my boobs were growing, I had so much hair on my body and I still felt pregnant.

“When the consultant performed the scan then said: ‘You’ve miscarried,’ I was in total shock.”

Within a few days, Jorgie went under general anaesthetic to have her uterus cleared, and after regaining consciousness, the nurses handed her a care package containing four tiny teddies. “One for each baby lost,” says Jorgie.

She says that she has since coped by focusing on how the experience has brought her and Ollie closer.

She explained: “We’ve come through so much. My auntie Gina died when we found out we were pregnant, Ollie’s grandad died this year, then we lost the quads.

“As hard as it was losing them, I just have to believe that, for whatever reason, it wasn’t our time.

“Of course I’ve shed tears.

“It was a grieving process, but only because I’d dared to imagine life with them in it.

“I’ve tried to come to terms with it by thinking: ‘They’ve never lived, I don’t know them,’ but it took Ollie to say to me: ‘You held them in you for three months,’ to appreciate the power of those emotions.”

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Now Jorgie hopes that by sharing her story, she will provide comfort, support and understanding for other women who have experienced miscarriage.

She explained: “Miscarriage is still a taboo subject, but by speaking out, it’s a way of coping and helping other women realise that they’re not alone.

“Since it happened, a couple of women at work have had miscarriages and I’ve taken them aside and gone: ‘Me too. I get it.’ It’s OK to talk.”

For Jorgie's full story, Jorgie Porter reveals surprise at falling pregnant naturally with quads & her heartbreak at miscarrying them at 14 weeks.

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