Studio 10 hosts Sarah Harris and Angela Bishop have opened up about the tragic miscarriages they both experienced.
In a segment on the show, after talking about their co-host, Tristan MacManus’ wife, Tahyna Macmanus’, new documentary, Misunderstandings of Miscarriage, which will premiere Thursday, October 1 on Stan, both hosts got teary as they revealed neither of them dealt with their pain properly at the time.
39-year-old Sarah Harris started, saying she suffered a miscarriage the day before the Logies.
“I was trying on Spanx, as you do, and I was in the change room, and there was just blood everywhere,” she said.
“I called my mother-in-law and said, ‘I don't know what's happening,’ and she said, ‘You're probably having a miscarriage’.”
Sarah called her GP who told her she was definitely having a miscarriage but she would have to wait until the Monday to go get a scan.
“For 36 hours, I just bled and thought, ‘Oh, well. That's my first baby gone,’ and I kind of just dealt with it in my own way,” she continued.
On the Monday, the sonographer revealed that Sarah had actually been pregnant with twins and had tragically lost one of them.
Sarah said it ‘kickstarted a horror eight weeks’ where she was ‘afraid the other one would fall out’ and ‘afraid to exercise’ because she was terrified she would lose her other baby.
“I don't think I really took the time to grieve it, because I had that beautiful baby in the end,” she said.
Meanwhile, 53-year-old Angela Bishop went for her eight-week scan when she heard the terrifying words ‘there is no heartbeat’.
Angela teared up as she revealed she went back to work the next day and ‘never really dealt with it’.
“I now know I went into a pretty bad period of depression,” she said.
Both Sarah and Angela agreed that the conversation around miscarriage needs to open up, with both saying it’s nearly a ‘taboo’ subject.
Their co-host, Tristan MacManus also got teary as he talked about his wife, actress Tayna MacManus’ miscarriages.
“From my perspective, as the support, you just don’t know what to say and I think something that plays a huge part in the fact that we don’t talk about things because it’s not just that you don’t know what to say, you don’t want to say the wrong thing,” he said.
“That’s why I feel like this is so important, because we’re not trying to fix things, we all take that role of ‘i have to fix this’ but how can you fix something that you don’t know how to fix?
“So all you can do, when you can’t do anything, you have to do something, and sometimes that’s just being a shoulder or it’s just being an ear to let someone get it off their chest. And we can start the conversation, we can debunk some stigmas, we can put it out in the open where someone can try and help somebody else.