She announced that she is expecting a baby with fiancé Oliver Piotrowski earlier this month.
And Jorgie Porter said her pregnancy has been a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’ as it came eight months after she lost quadruplets in a devastating miscarriage.
The Hollyoaks star, 34, admitted that she initially struggled to get excited by her pregnancy because she was ‘scared’ after her 14-week miscarriage.
Struggles: Jorgie Porter has said that her pregnancy has been a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’ as it came eight months after she lost quadruplets in a devastating miscarriage
She revealed her baby news publicly with a video shared to social media earlier this month and she said it has helped to put her at ease about her pregnancy.
‘At first it was obviously a bit scary, I was nervous to get excited,’ she told the Daily Star.
‘Now I’m able to talk about being pregnant, it’s a relief.’
Jorgie said she was nervous about getting ‘nasty comments’ on social media but said she has had a very positive reaction from her fans and Hollyoaks co-stars.
Congratulations! The Hollyoaks star, 34, announced she is expecting a baby with fiancé Oliver Piotrowski earlier this month
‘A lot of people have thanked me for speaking about what I’ve gone through, too,’ she added about her miscarriage.
The actress confirmed that she will be taking a break from playing Therese McQueen in the soap opera while she is on maternity leave and said she doesn’t know what will happen after that.
Jorgie debuted her blossoming baby bump at on the red carpet at the British Soap Awards 2022 at the Hackney Empire in London last weekend.
She narrowly avoided disaster after forgetting her outfit following six months of planning, with her fiancé Ollie rushing after her on a separate train to bring her the gown.
‘It was obviously a bit scary’: Jorgie admitted she struggled to get excited by her pregnancy because she was ‘scared’ after her 14-week miscarriage
Despite her mishap, Jorgie looked calm and collected as she arrived at the bash in the off-the-shoulder floor-length dress with her bump on full display.
Jorgie announced her pregnancy in a short clip shared to social media which was captioned ‘hopeful beginnings’ and captured a sweet unveiling of a baby scan.
The couple, Oliver’s son from a previous relationship, and their pet pooch took it in turns to remove their hands – and paws – to uncover the scan underneath.
The post’s comment section was awash with congratulatory messages, including from TOWIE’s Georgia Kousoulou and Jorgie’s fellow Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey.
Hollyoaks’ official Instagram profile reposted Jorgie’s video with a heartfelt message: ‘@themissyporter #REPOST HUGE NEWS! We have a little, tiny new McQueen on the way! [sic] our beautiful @themissyporter is pregnant! ❤️ congratulations all round, this is the best news ever! ❤️’.
Her happy news comes eight months after Jorgie lost quadruplets at 14 weeks in a devastating miscarriage.
In an interview in March, Jorgie said she had no idea she’d lost her quadruplets because her body was ‘still being pregnant’ after enduring a missed miscarriage.
She explained she opted for surgical removal while her fiancé Ollie discussed feeling ‘helpless’ throughout the ordeal, as the couple appeared together on Loose Women.
Jorgie first recalled learning about the pregnancy, telling the Loose Women panel: ‘I was excited that we got pregnant because that’s what we wanted. We went for an early scan because we’ve got twins in our family – on both sides.
Congratulations: The actress shared the happy news of her pregnancy in an adorable Instagram video earlier this month
‘The doctor said we can see three sacks – we had no idea what that meant. They said ‘we’re gonna rush you into a hospital appointment.’
‘With that one we were told there were four sacks. We were still not the wiser, until she said ‘quadruplets.’
Ollie, who she’s been dating since 2020, added: ‘I fell over!’ while Jorgie admitted she panicked: ‘My body is too small!’
She continued: ‘So we were just shocked. And throughout the pregnancy it was not really enjoyable – my hormones were just…
Tough times: It comes eight months after Jorgie revealed she had lost quadruplets at 14 weeks in a devastating miscarriage (pictured in March)
What is a missed miscarriage?
A missed miscarriage, also known as a missed abortion or a silent miscarriage, occurs when a foetus dies, but the body does not recognise the pregnancy loss or expel the pregnancy tissue.
As a result, the placenta may still continue to release hormones, so the woman may continue to experience signs of pregnancy.
It’s usually diagnosed during a routine checkup, where the doctor will fail to detect a heartbeat. A subsequent ultrasound will show an underdeveloped foetus.
‘When you are pregnant you wanna tell some people, and you don’t tell many people early on. I’m not sure why. But, I don’t like to keep a secret. I like to tell everyone what’s going on in my life.
‘Having the hormones times four was just really stressful. I was in work with costumes. Within three or four weeks my body started to change dramatically and costumes wouldn’t fit.
‘Before we found out it was quadruplets I thought ‘this is insane what pregnant women go through’.’
Turning to her devastating miscarriage, Jorgie recalled: ‘We were going for scans regularly because we were being looked after.
‘And it was during our fifth or sixth scan, they said ‘you’ve had a miscarriage, they’ve gone.’ I was ready for girl gang.
Asked if there were any signs she’d miscarried, she explained: ‘No, that was another thing. It was a missed miscarriage, so my body was still being pregnant and doing the symptoms of pregnancy.
‘The next bit is really heartbreaking, the question of how they’re gonna go. The hospital said… there are options where… how do we get rid of this?
‘So we went through the route of surgery so I could be knocked out. I didn’t wanna see and hear things…
‘They’ve never really done this surgery before so they didn’t know what the outcome could be. They said there could be a lot of blood loss.’
Ollie added: ‘It was kind of just thrown on just that it was a miscarriage. As a man it was really helpless and scary.
Thankfully the couple have come out even stronger, with Georgie admitting: ‘We do talk a lot. We are really good the fact that we communicate a lot.’
Ollie explained: ‘I cried straight away, while you were really tough and strong. Then a few days later you had a meltdown and I had to be strong.’
Amid the couple’s heartache, Jorgie shared the happy news that Ollie had popped the question three weeks before Christmas.
The actress, best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, got engaged to Ollie while staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perth and Kinross.
The former Dancing On Ice star and her fiancé have been dating since 2020 and went Instagram official in October of that year.
Relationship: The star, best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks got engaged to Ollie while staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perth and Kinross (pictured December 2021)