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Georgie Gardner gets tearful as she discusses her ‘traumatic’ miscarriages

She has suffered two miscarriages and previously revealed that the harrowing losses took her to a ‘very deep and dark place’.

And Georgie Gardner became emotional as she bravely opened up about her searing grief again on Thursday during a segment about miscarriages on the Today show.

The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, struggled to hold back the tears as she explained that she desperately searched for ‘answers’ after the ordeals.

‘We’re a little emotional over here’: Today show’s Georgia Gardner (pictured) became tearful as she discussed her ‘traumatic’ miscarriages

‘I wanted reasons, I wanted answers, I wanted to know why. I actually had a traumatic experience before I miscarried my first and immediately made that association,’ Georgie explained.

The host said she was left wondering if her ‘traumatic experience’ had caused her miscarriage, but ‘medical advice is that there is no correlation’.

Georgie – who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus, 10, with her husband Tim Baker – miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby. 

She said: ‘One of the common things I came across, having miscarried twice myself, is people immediately asking, “How far along were you? What week were you?”

Grief: The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, explained that she had desperately wanted 'reasons' and 'answers' after the ordeals

Grief: The presenter and mother-of-two, 47, explained that she had desperately wanted ‘reasons’ and ‘answers’ after the ordeals

Loss: Georgie - who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus (both pictured), 10, with her husband Tim Baker - miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby

Loss: Georgie – who shares daughter Bronte, 12, and son Angus (both pictured), 10, with her husband Tim Baker – miscarried once at an undisclosed time and a second time at 14 weeks while trying for her third baby

‘As if to almost suggest that if it was the first trimester, or not far into the second trimester, it almost wasn’t a baby. I found that incredibly offensive.’

The Perth native conceded that people who consoled her were simply trying their best – but weren’t the most tactful in their wording.

‘People mean well, but they just don’t know how to tackle it,’ she admitted. ‘I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.’

She chatted to writer Dilvin Yasa about the the importance of breaking down taboos surrounding miscarriages during the emotionally-wrought segment.

Unimpressed: Georgie revealed that she found it offensive when people would ask her 'how far along' she was, as though suggesting that 'it wasn't a baby' if she had a miscarriage early on in the pregnancy

Unimpressed: Georgie revealed that she found it offensive when people would ask her ‘how far along’ she was, as though suggesting that ‘it wasn’t a baby’ if she had a miscarriage early on in the pregnancy

Dilvin, who has miscarried twice, said: ‘I entered a really dark stage. 

‘I was so angry, I hated the sun for coming out, the waves for rolling I hated babies, I hated mothers. I sought counselling and joined support groups.’

At the end of the chat, Georgie – clearly struggling to hold back her emotions – said solemnly: ‘I’m so glad we’ve discussed this today, I personally feel it’s a very important topic to address.’

Handing back to hosts Sylvia Jeffreys and Lara Vella, she smiled bravely and said: ‘We’re a little emotional over here.’

Georgie previously revealed that her second miscarriage at around nine to 10 weeks into her pregnancy was a harrowing experience.

Tough topic: 'People mean well, but they just don't know how to tackle it,' she admitted. 'I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.' (pictured with husband Tim and their two kids) 

Tough topic: ‘People mean well, but they just don’t know how to tackle it,’ she admitted. ‘I was very vocal, but I found that quite a lot of people were uncomfortable with that.’ (pictured with husband Tim and their two kids) 

Speaking to website Show and Tell in 2014, she said she ‘was desperately trying to have number three’ and the loss ‘really rocked me, absolutely rocked me.’

‘Some women I know have miscarriages and are very accepting and say that’s OK, that’s nature taking its course,’ she said, ‘but, my god, it really took me to a very deep and dark place actually.’

‘I’m sure at 39 weeks of course it would be a lot harder, it would be a lot more harrowing than nine or 10 weeks, which was what I was.

‘(But) it was still a life, and still a dream. It’s the possibility… I wanted it so badly.’ 

During her Today show segment, she also referred to Candice Warner, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage following her husband David’s cricket cheating scandal, which she described as ‘paying the ultimate price’.

Tragic: Georgie referred to Candice Warner (pictured) during the segment, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage herself following her husband David's cricket cheating scandal - which she described as 'paying the ultimate price'

Tragic: Georgie referred to Candice Warner (pictured) during the segment, who bravely revealed she had suffered a miscarriage herself following her husband David’s cricket cheating scandal – which she described as ‘paying the ultimate price’

Candice was ruthlessly targeted by South African fans leading up to the ill-fated third Test in Cape Town on March 24. Pictured with husband David and their children Ivy Mae and Indi Rae

Candice was ruthlessly targeted by South African fans leading up to the ill-fated third Test in Cape Town on March 24. Pictured with husband David and their children Ivy Mae and Indi Rae

Candice believes her distress at the time could have caused the tragic loss, telling Australian Women’s Weekly: ‘The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tampering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided no sport, nothing will impact our lives like that again.’

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24.

Candice claimed that she and David – who are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two – were overjoyed by the thought of welcoming a third child.

The couple had been trying for a baby since July last year, and were thrilled when Candice’s pregnancy test returned a positive result upon their arrival in South Africa.

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24

David was banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia after being accused of masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town on March 24

When news of the ball-tampering affair broke and they returned to Sydney amid a media frenzy, Candice feared that her unborn child would be affected by the stress and strain of travelling home on the 23-hour flight.

During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them.

‘Your love means more than anything to me. I know I would not be anything without you. I’m very sorry for putting you through this and I promise I will never put you through this again,’ a tearful David said. 

A week after the press conference, where Candice was seen sobbing ‘uncontrollably’ alongside her friend Roxy Jacenko, she faced more bad news. 

‘I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,’ she said. 

Tearful: During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them

Tearful: During his post-scandal press conference, David became particularly emotional while apologising to his wife Candice and their two children for the effect his actions had on them

 



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