Erin Molan reflects on her sister's stillbirth: 'Grieve it again'

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Erin Molan has opened up about her sister's 'horrific' experience after losing her daughter to stillbirth over 10 years ago.

The former Footy Show star, 39, recalled how heartbreaking it was to see her sister, Sarah Sutton say goodbye at her baby's funeral.

Erin Molan wearing a black dress at the State of Origin. Photo: Instagram/erin_molan.
Erin Molan has opened up about her sister's stillbirth experience. Photo: Instagram/erin_molan.

"I don't think I'll ever recover from seeing my sister up there in the church declaring her love for her child next to a tiny coffin," Erin told 9Honey.

She explained that Sarah was already mum to a little girl, Sophie at the time and had no choice but to 'carry on' after the tragic loss.

Erin revealed that having her own daughter, Eliza, three years ago brought up feelings of grief and pain all over again.

"Once I had a become a mother, I looked back at it differently," she said. "You almost grieve it again."

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Erin Molan and her sisters Sarah and Flick. Photo: Instagram/erin_molan.
Erin (far right) with her sisters Sarah (left) and Flick. Photo: Instagram/erin_molan.

According to the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, "Stillbirth is the devastating and tragic loss of a baby from 20 weeks’ gestation or 400 grams of body weight (where gestation is unknown)."

Six babies are born stillborn each day in Australia. The major causes of stillbirth include congenital abnormality and premature birth, however, around 20 percent of stillbirths remain unexplained.

Sarah was sadly diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer not long after the stillbirth when she was just 27 years old.

Erin became an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia after her sister's diagnosis and underwent a colonoscopy in March this year.

Inspired by her sister's strength and struggles, Erin also donates a portion of the profits from her range of baby singlets, 'By Erin' to charities including Bowel Cancer Australia and Sydney 2 CAMberra which is a charity ride to support families touched by stillbirth, infant and child loss.

Back in October, 2DayFM breakfast host Erin revealed that she'd split with her fiancé and the father of her child, Sean Ogilvy after more than four years together.

Erin Molan and daughter Eliza attend Tutu Du Monde X House of K'DOR Picnic In The Courtyard on March 17, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.
Erin with daughter Eliza, who she shares with her former fiancé, Sean Ogilvy. Photo: Getty Images.

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