Just days after bravely discussing her tragic 2016 miscarriage, Megan Gale has opened up further about the heartbreaking event.
Posting a series of video’s to Instagram from her candid interview with InStyle, the 41-year-old revealed that in one particular instance, someone had asked her when she was going to have another baby just days after she had secretly suffered a miscarriage.
Speaking of the pressure to have another child, Megan said:
‘What I find so hard about it is, for me, within 48 hours of having a miscarriage I’d been asked three times.’
‘Can you imagine going through a miscarriage and someone going “When are you going to give River a brother or sister?’”
‘I’d literally just lost a baby. How do you answer that question?’
In the magazine interview, Megan revealed her shock at falling pregnant so quickly with her second child with boyfriend Shaun Hampson.
'It took us six months with River…so we thought, let’s try around April and see what happens. I found out in May and I was so thrilled it had happened so quickly, and a little bit shocked. My body was [changing]…and I was hoping to hide it, but I felt very pregnant.'
After a reassuring six-week scan, Gale scheduled her next obstetric appointment to fall just before she jetted to Milan with the final four Top Model contestants to film the semi-final episode. But, she says, as the weeks progressed, something didn’t feel right.
'I can’t put my finger on it—there was no physical change or a sign or symptom…[I wondered] if I was being overprotective and paranoid, or if something was wrong.'
She recalls feeling 'nervous and horrible' on the morning of her next scan, but 'I just wanted to go and see that bub was okay.' She remembers, 'I hopped up on the table and [my obstetrician] put the ultrasound on my tummy. He just kept moving it and not saying anything and I started to feel sick.'
After also completing an internal ultrasound, her specialist broke the news. 'He was quiet, and then he just said, "I’m so sorry, it’s gone." '