This Morning’s soap expert Sharon Marshall has opened up about her traumatic experiences with miscarriage, and the ‘selfless’ offer from Alison Hammond to be a surrogate for her.
Sharon called Alison “the most beautiful soul” for making the incredible offer to carry a baby for her to make dreams of motherhood come true.
The 49-year-old star also shared a story about a time when a segment about babies on the show was too much for her.
As her emotions overwhelmed, she had to be consoled by Amanda Holden (and Gok Wan).
In a chat with OK! magazine, Sharon described the moments leading up to the incident.
“There was one day, just after I’d had a miscarriage, and there was an item on the show about the most beautiful babies in Britain.
“I had a massive breakdown and confided in Amanda Holden and Gok Wan who were hosting that day.
“They were so lovely and Amanda told me to go and get counselling, which I did. I got the loveliest message from her when I got pregnant.”
Sharon is now mum to Betsey, two, but the journey wasn’t easy.
Two miscarriages occurred during seven rounds of IVF.
Betsey became pregnant while she was still in IVF. She had another bleed during her pregnancy, but medics were able control it and she gave birth to the little girl.
Unfortunately, she was unable to enjoy her pregnancy because of previous miscarriages.
Sharon shared her thoughts with The Sun that she believed something was wrong before she was born.
“Until Betsey was actually put in my arms and I heard her let out the most almighty yell, I always felt like someone was going to say it’s all going to be taken away from me.
“I’d never allowed myself to go and buy something for the baby before I’d given birth.
“I wouldn’t even let myself look at the baby clothes in a shop. I was terrified to jinx it.”
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