Former Strictly star Natalie Lowe detailed her mental health struggle after two miscarriages, saying the losses had “ruined her.”
The 39-year-old Australian dancer spoke frankly about her “two years of hell” with The Sun on Friday, hoping that by sharing her experience, she could help show support for other women who are experiencing the same loss.
Why she wanted to speak for the first time, Natalie explained, “It has been two hell years for me and I just don’t want people to live like this, in silence. This can be really detrimental to your health, mentally, physically, emotionally.
“It’s been two hell years for me”: former Strictly star Natalie Lowe said in an interview Friday that her two miscarriages had “ruined” her by detailing her mental health battle after the losses
Natalie became pregnant three weeks before her marriage to husband James Knibbs in Australia in 2018, but said on her return flight to the UK that she realized she was “not feeling well”.
She learned the terrible news during an analysis shortly after getting off her flight, and said it looked like “everything has hit rock bottom” when she was told she had a miscarriage.
“Every day was a struggle. I felt like I was alive, but I didn’t really live. I was in the room, but not really present, “she said of her mental health.
Wrestling: Natalie got pregnant three weeks before her wedding to James Knibbs (photo) in Australia in 2018, but on her flight back to the UK, she found that she “did not feel well”
Battle for mental health: after her miscarriage, she declared that “every day was a fight. I felt like I was alive, but I didn’t really live. I was in the room, but not really present ‘
Three months after her first miscarriage, Natalie discovered that she was pregnant again during her honeymoon in South Africa with James.
However, two months later, Natalie received the same devastating news and admitted that the achievement was completely ruined. [her]. ‘
Detailing her struggle to cope with the loss, Natalie said, “It was five months after my second miscarriage that it really hit me. I was feeling bad. I felt depressed. I had anxiety. ‘
Natalie also admitted that she had mental depression shortly after her stepmother came to see her and that she suddenly burst into tears over the loss.
Difficult: three months after her loss, Natalie discovered she was pregnant again, and when she still had a miscarriage, she said it was completely ruined [her]” (photographed with Greg Rutherford)
The dancer welcomed her first child, a son named Jack, in January of this year, after a “long and difficult journey” to parenthood.
Natalie and James, who married in a secret beach ceremony in Sydney in January 2018 after a two-year engagement, have previously urged anyone who is struggling with fertility to contact a professional for emotional support.
Talk to Hello! Speaking of her new role as a mother earlier this year, Natalie said, “My time is now to be a healthy mom and a great parent for Jack. Creating a human being for nine months is an incredible thing. “
Package of joy: the dancer welcomed her first child, a son named Jack, in January this year, after a “long and difficult journey” towards parenthood
Natalie, best known for her role in Strictly Come Dancing, met her partner James on a train to Leeds in 2013 and described the chance encounter as a “thunderbolt” scenario.
On his superb wedding look, James said hello! magazine: “It absolutely took my breath away. She looked so beautiful walking down the aisle. It’s a moment I will never forget.
Natalie was also blown away by her new husband, who “looked so handsome” that she couldn’t even look at it.
Encouragement: Natalie and James have already urged anyone who is struggling with fertility to contact a professional for emotional support
“I didn’t want to look up [as I walked down the aisle]”, She confessed. “I didn’t want to be a mess before I reached it.”
Natalie has danced with some of the show’s most famous faces, including Olympic jumper Greg Rutherford, Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle, EastEnders actor Scott Maslen and chef Ainsley Harriott.
Her biggest success was as a finalist in the 2009 series when she coached Ricky Whittle to the final.
Candid: Talk to Hello! Speaking of her new role as a mother earlier this year, Natalie said, “My time is now to be a healthy mom and a great parent for Jack” (photo by Len Goodman)