Stephanie Davis has revealed she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in an emotional Instagram post shared with her followers on Saturday.
The actress, 29, had not announced publicly she and her partner Joe McKalroy were expecting despite fan speculation in recent weeks.
The former Hollyoaks star, who is mother to son Caben, five, miscarried at three months, saying she woke up one morning and ‘didn’t feel pregnant anymore’.
She wrote: ‘I didn’t want to post about this until I was ready, I don’t think I ever will be or anyone is who goes through this but here goes.
Devastating: Stephanie Davis has revealed she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in an emotional Instagram post shared with her followers on Saturday
Heartbreaking: The actress, 29, who had not announced publicly she and her partner Joe McKalroy were expecting despite fan speculation in recent, issued a statement
‘So as my beautiful followers a lot of you had asked if I was pregnant a while back when I wasn’t on the rides at Southport and you also noticed a lot of things, well you were right, we were having a baby! I was pregnant.
‘We found out from so, so early on it felt like we were pregnant for sooo long. If you remember I came off social media for a while, it was because we had a miscarriage. I was nearly 12 weeks pregnant (3 months).
‘I had sickness from early on (bad, bad sickness lol I was so nauseous and vomiting) and crazy hormones so it felt a long time with our baby.
Memory: Along with her words, Stephanie shared a number of pictures, including one of a white knitted angel
Keepsakes: Stephanie shared a snap of some belongings she had gathered so she could remember her baby
‘I started getting really bad headaches one night and the next morning I woke up and I said to Joe and my mum and Joe’s mum that I didn’t feel pregnant anymore, they know how I am and thought I was overly worrying and the baby would be fine as on our previous scans the baby’s heartbeat was beating beautifully. But as a mum I guess you just know…’
Stephanie went on to explain that she and Joe are ‘heartbroken’ following the miscarriage, saying she thought everything was ‘ok’ after passing the 12-week mark.
‘The anxiety, the heartbreak and the sadness we have gone through was horrendous. Me and Joe were so excited and already had visioned and planned a life with our family of 4.
‘I was already looking at what I was doing for my baby shower. You think when you get further on like I was that everything will be ok, so it was a big shock.
Happier times: Stephanie share a picture of herself holding a pregnancy test as Joe kissed her on the lips. She had not publicly announced her pregnancy
Looking back: Stephanie shared a number of pictures of herself and her baby bump from before her miscarriage
Parents: Stephanie posted a picture of her baby bump which was taken as she relaxed in bed with Joe, with her partner looking over the top and smiling
‘When they told us there was no heartbeat anymore I don’t really remember much after that just totally heartbroken.’
The TV star said she had to be rushed in to hospital for an operation and heartbreakingly said she felt ‘numb and empty’ after the surgery.
She added: ‘I had to have an operation to have our baby removed as was further on, I couldn’t have got though it all without my absolute rock, Joe. My mum, Joe’s mum, Jane, and Cath were amazing, and our family’s and my management’s support.
‘After the operation I was so numb and empty and my hormones were all over the place. It was hard to accept there was nothing there anymore and our journey we were on was over. Joe was my rock and I love you more every day ❤️.
Doting mother: Stephanie is also mother to Caben, five, who she shares with her former Celebrity Big Brother co-star Jeremy McConnell
‘We are OK, & we have got through it all as family. One day we will expand our little family when the time is right ❤️.’
Along with her words, Stephanie shared a number of pictures of herself and her baby bump from before her miscarriage.
She also posted a picture of herself and Joe with a pregnancy test, as well as an image of a knitted white angel and a bag full of keepsakes.
It comes after Stephanie suffered another miscarriage in September last year.
Posting an unfinished video montage that began with the news of her pregnancy at the time, Stephanie could be seen reading a positive home test and sharing the news with her then-partner Oliver Tasker.
Tragic: Stephanie Davis revealed she suffered another miscarriage in an emotional Instagram video in September last year
In an accompanying caption, the Hollyoaks star explained how she had hoped to end the video by capturing the moment she told son Caben, four, that he was going to be a big brother.
Admitting she ‘never got that far’, Stephanie told followers she wanted to wait until she reached the 12 week mark before sharing the news, however ‘started pains’ and was told after being admitted to hospital that her pregnancy ‘was no more’ .
The actress went on to explain that ‘this is why I’ve been so quiet,’ and told fans she had decided to take a pregnancy test after they pointed out her ‘bad skin, heavy curry intake and hormones’.
Stephanie revealed that her hospital stay involved ‘scans and lots of blood’ and that she was told ‘her levels are dropping drastically and her pregnancy is no more’.
Devastating: She accompanied a short video with a caption detailing her miscarriage
She wrote in full: ‘Why I’ve been quiet. Didn’t know if to post this or not just felt so lost recently. Is it no one’s business, or should I share my sadness or just keep It in and feel sad and alone like I do.
‘As my followers, I guess you know me pretty well. It was in fact your messages about my bad skin change, my heavy curry intake, random food and hormones that made me check… I was pregnant.
‘We only told close friends and family as wanted to wait till the 12 weeks safety mark even though I thought of course it would all be fine.
‘I was so happy. Unfortunately I started getting pain and was under the hospital they were keeping a close eye on me.
‘Scans and lots of bloods later I had the dreaded phone call of the hospital saying that my levels were dropping drastically, and sadly my pregnancy is no more.
‘Then it was just the waiting game to start bleeding and loose what I dreamed about and was so happy about. I finally thought I had my happy ending. That’s why I’ve been quiet and today the dreaded pain and bleeding has begun, it makes it all real now that it’s over.
Tragic: The former Hollyoaks star could be seen sharing the news with her then-partner Oliver Tasker
‘I made this video that Ol and Cath actually had a good laugh at the time when my hormes were all over the pace, it gave them a good laugh watching me watch it on repeat sobbing with my hormones watching it over and over lol, but I loved it.
‘My hormones were all over the place while I sat and re watched it over and over crying happy tears.
‘I wanted to end the video telling Caben he was going to have a brother or sister but we never got that far…
‘I was so excited to finally get to enjoy very second of my pregnancy and it be a happy thing, I never thought I’d have the strength to go through another pregnancy as with Caben it was a horrific traumatic time, but I guess you heal and I couldn’t wait to have my happy ever after with Oliver and Caben and our baby.
‘I feel all over the place right now and know I was early but it still hurts. I seen my whole future ahead of me and had my hand on my stomach every day. Just feel so lost right now and my hormones are understandably all over the place.
‘I know one day I’ll get my happy ending but for now I just have to get through this.’
New man! In June, Stephanie confirmed her relationship with her ex, cycle shop worker Oliver Tasker, in loved-up post shared to Instagram
Stephanie shares son Caben with her ex Jeremy McConnell.
They embarked on a turbulent relationship during their time on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2016.
Their on/off relationship resulted in public spats, domestic violence and a consequential three-year restraining order.
Jeremy was charged for domestic violence in August 2017 after being accused of assaulting Stephanie in a drug-fuelled row, and was awarded to 20 in prison, suspended for 12 months and 200 hours community service.
Meanwhile, she and Oliver went Instagram official with their romance in June. Oliver works as a buyer for Formby Cycles in Liverpool.
Alongside photographs of Oliver Stephanie simply wrote ‘You,’ followed by a single red love heart emoji.
Stephenie went public with boyfriend Joe in January this year.
If you have been affected by this story, you can seek advice at www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk or by calling 01924 200 799
History: Stephanie famously embarked on a turbulent relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy McConnell, 31, in 2006 (Pictured in 2016)