Rebecca Adlington ‘heartbroken’ as her baby girl is stillborn
The former I’m A Celeb star has updated fans on the sad news just weeks after announcing pregnancy
Rebecca Adlington has shared the heartbreaking news she has suffered a stillbirth of her baby daughter following no heartbeat being found at her 20-week scan.
The former Olympian has shared the tragic news with her 116k followers just weeks after announcing her pregnancy.
She talks candidly about giving birth to her first daughter with husband Andrew Parsons, whom they named Harper.
Rebecca wrote: “I don't really have the words right now but unfortunately we went for our 20 week scan this week and they found no heartbeat.
"I gave birth to our angel, Harper on Friday at 7pm. We held her, and had time with her. We will forever love her and remember her always."
She continued with a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Wythenshawe hospital for their “kindness and care”, revealing she couldn’t have “survived” without them.
Rebecca went on to say: “I don't have the strength or words right now and don't feel ready to share this news. However, I can't pretend to be ok or fake a smile.
“I can't have people ask me how pregnancy is or when I am due as I still look pregnant. I don't have the strength to tell this news individually.
Her moving post continued: "We are so truly heartbroken. Our beautiful girl. Rest in peace.”
Rebecca ended the post with this apt quote: “We have no right to ask when sorrow comes ‘why did this happen to me?!’ Unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.”
Bounty reported only last month of Rebecca and Andrew’s announcement that they were expecting their second child together.
The couple shares two-year-old son Albie and Rebecca is also mum to eight-year-old Summer from a previous relationship.