Angela Bishop and Sarah Harris open up about trauma on Studio 10
Studio 10 hosts Sarah Harris and Angela Bishop have shared an emotional moment together after opening up about the tragic miscarriages.
In a segment on the show, both of the morning show hosts got teary-eyed as they revealed neither of them dealt with their pain properly at the time.
39-year-old Sarah Harris stated that she suffered a miscarriage just a 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 that 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”.
She said she was also “afraid to exercise” because she was terrified that she would lose her other baby.
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“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 says she went for her eight-week scan when she heard the terrifying words that “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.
They stated losing a child in that capacity and speaking up about it was 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.”
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