Mylene Class provides support for those who have suffered the loss of a child on Mother’s Day
Mylene Klass has offered her support for those who have experienced miscarriages and may find Mother’s Day a very challenging Sunday.
The media personality, 44, took to her Instagram to explain the comforting concept of microchimerism — when your child passes their cells on to you and in turn, you’re in them — even if you lose them.
Mylene revealed in October 2020 that she had had four miscarriages before giving birth to her three-year-old son, Apollo.
This is for #1in4, she wrote in the Mother’s Day post. Every day is tough when you lose a baby, endless sex revelations on the internet, and hear parents complain about how little they sleep when you’d give anything to be around.
Even just walking in the park as strollers and prams suddenly appear from every direction can feel like an ambush, but today is a particularly difficult day for those who have lost a child, miscarried a child.
Genre: Mylene Klass offered her support for those who have experienced miscarriages and may find Mother’s Day especially challenging on Sunday
HARD: Mylene revealed in October 2020 that she had suffered four miscarriages before giving birth to her son, Apollo, who goes by the name ‘Rainbow Baby’, three times (pictured)
I’ve talked about microchimerism in the past and it seemed to give the peace I’ve been craving for other women. So on this day, Mother’s Day, a day that leaves many in limbo, after all, I was the mother of a young child and am still that mother, but while the outside looks ‘back to normal’, on the inside, I don’t feel the same.
While no one is physically small enough to hold him, knowing that he is right there in your heart and mind changes everything. It’s hard sometimes to believe your body is letting them down, but there is comfort in knowing that your body is where they reside now.
Your baby passes his cells on to you, and they, in turn, pass on to you.
While you can’t hold her in your arms, know that you literally carry her in your heart. They were here, they are here and they can stay with you forever, and that is exactly where they belong.
It comes after last month Mylene – who in addition to Apollo is also the mother of two daughters Ava, 14, and Hiro, 10 – shared a touching video of herself cuddling her son Apollo in the delivery room after her birth in 2019.
She announced that she has become an ambassador for Tommys, the UK’s largest pregnancy and baby loss charity.
In the video, Mylene looked emotional as she cradled Apollo in her arms while her partner, Simon Motson, gave her a kiss on the forehead.
In a candid post, Mylene told how four consecutive miscarriages before welcoming Apollo turned her into someone she “didn’t recognize.”
Scientific: The media personality, 44, took to her Instagram to explain the comforting concept of microchemicals — when your baby passes their cells on to you, and you, in turn, are in them — even if you lose them
Thoughts: “I’ve talked about microchimerism in the past,” she wrote in her Mother’s Day post, “and it seemed to give other women the peace I longed for.”
Sweet: She added, “While no little guy is physically touching, knowing they’re right in your heart and mind changes everything.”
HER STORY: Mylene previously told how she’s “the mama of seven kids” — including “four little stars in the sky.”
“I’m sharing this with you because today I became an official @tommys ambassador,” the star wrote.
These few seconds reveal the sheer shock, pain, fear, and relief of not having dared to believe that this moment would actually come; That I will finally take my son in my arms and bring him home.
“You see the seemingly perfect side of my life a lot on social media, but like everything, there is another side, and for me, losing a child almost every year for four years in a row made me someone I didn’t recognize.”
“When I finally got pregnant with Apollo, I got to a point where I no longer believed in my body, and seeing a stroller in the park, or an ad on the train, or another sex reveal online, it was mentally exhausting.”
Mellen said she plans to use an ambassador with Tomis to campaign to change medical intervention for women who have had miscarriages.
“It took a literal army for me to get Snoopy,” she said. I called a noholdenback (a friend and fellow Tommys ambassador) who connected me to #PippaNightingale who literally held my hand with everything.
Since my 4 miscarriages I made a BAFTA documentary Myleene Klass Miscarriage and I have helped break taboos and continue alongside @oliviablake_mp to pressure government to change the current archaic healthcare system in place for women who have miscarriages.
(As it is, a woman is required to have 3 consecutive abortions before she receives medical intervention) And now I am an official ambassador for a charity that is constantly pushing it forward through data collection and scientific analysis and ultimately helping women and their partners in experiencing miscarriage loss.
I never imagined this would be the path I would find myself taking, but I have a voice and a platform that I will continue to use to advocate for and secure change.
The odds are currently 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in MC, yet 8,000 babies could be saved each year with medical intervention from progesterone alone. (I myself took this).
It would be easier to move on from this and live my life but I owe it to my children, friends and family who stood by me and who also experienced this trauma themselves and ultimately to the children of my angel, that their little heartbeat limited on this earth was not in vain.
Support: She recently announced she’s become an ambassador for Tommys, the UK’s largest pregnancy and baby loss charity
Dot mom: In addition to son Apollo, she’s mom to daughters Ava, 14, and Hero, 10 (pictured with fiancé Simon Motson, 46)
Mylene previously revealed that she and fiancé Simon are in family talks with their daughters Ava, 15, and Hero, 11, keeping things age-related for the kids.
‘I think it’s important because these conversations are taking place in my house,’ she said, ‘and I wanted to show that you’re not reckless about bringing your children into this.
“The conversations I have with my kids are very honest, and not scary, because you’re talking about pure biology.”
If you have been affected by this story, you can seek advice at www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk or by calling 01924 200799.
What causes a miscarriage?
It is highly unlikely that you will ever know the real cause of a one-time miscarriage, but most of them are due to the following issues:
• An abnormal fetus
The most common cause of miscarriage in the first two months is a one-time occurrence of abnormal fetal development, often due to chromosomal abnormalities. “It’s not like a baby is fine one minute and then suddenly dies the next,” says Professor James Walker, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Leeds.
“These pregnancies fail from the start and are never destined to succeed.” Most miscarriages like this happen before eight weeks, although bleeding may not start until after three or four weeks, which is worth remembering for later pregnancies. “If the scan at eight weeks shows a healthy heartbeat, you have a 95% chance of a successful pregnancy,” says Professor Walker.
• hormonal factors
The hormonal point can cause a miscarriage that is interrupted and it will never be a problem again. However, a small number of women who have long and irregular cycles may experience recurrent miscarriage because the lining of the uterus is very thin, which makes implantation difficult.
Unfortunately, hormone therapy isn’t terribly successful.
“There has been a trend for progesterone therapy, but trials show that this doesn’t really work,” warns Professor Walker. “There is some evidence that injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone released early in pregnancy) can help, but it is not the solution for everyone.” Treatment should begin as soon as pregnancy is confirmed, at around four or five weeks.
For women over the age of 40, one in four women will experience a miscarriage. [One in four women of all ages miscarry, but these figures include women who don’t know that they are pregnant. Of women who do know that they’re pregnant, the figure is one in six. Once you’re over 40, and know that you’re pregnant, the figure rises to one in four]
• Autoimmune blood disorders
About 20 percent of recurrent miscarriages have lupus or a similar autoimmune disorder that causes blood clots to form in the developing placenta.
A simple blood test, which may need to be repeated several times, can reveal whether or not this is the problem. ‘A negative test does not mean a woman is fine,’ warns Royarquharson, a consultant gynecologist who manages early pregnancy. unit at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Pregnancy is often a trigger for these disorders, so testing should be done as soon as possible, but they can easily be treated with low-dose aspirin or heparin injections, which help thin the blood and prevent blood clots from forming – a recent trial also showed women doing equally well. whether. “We have a 70 percent live birth rate in women who have been treated for these disorders, which is excellent,” says Dr.arquharson.
• other reasons
While uterine abnormalities, such as fibroids, can cause a miscarriage, many women have no problems with their pregnancy to term. Cervical insufficiency can also cause a miscarriage at around 20 weeks.
While this can be treated with a special stitch in the cervix, trials suggest that it is not particularly successful, although it may delay labor by a few weeks. a few pairs.
A procedure called preimplantation genetic diagnosis can help. After in vitro fertilization (IVF), a single cell is taken from the developing embryo and tested for a defect in a gene. Only healthy embryos are then replaced in the uterus.
It’s an expensive and cumbersome procedure – and pregnancy rates tend to be very low – but for some this is preferable to repeated miscarriages or a genetically abnormal baby.