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Studio 10 host Sarah Harris reveals her devastating miscarriage after losing one of her unborn twins

Studio 10 host Sarah Harris has bravely revealed that she suffered a devastating miscarriage back in 2015. 

The 39-year-old told The Australian Women’s Weekly this week that she was actually pregnant with twins but had lost one of them before going on to welcome her son Paul in December that year.  

Sarah said she was just eight weeks pregnant when started suffering heavy blood loss, a symptom of what is known as Vanishing Twin Syndrome. 

Studio 10 host Sarah Harris has revealed her devastating miscarriage after losing one of her unborn twins – and her heartbreaking battle with postnatal depression

‘I started bleeding really heavily,’ Sarah said.  

‘I’d only just moved house and I’d been lifting heavy boxes and I thought, ‘I caused this,’ which of course is not true.’

Sarah said she booked in for a D&C (a dilation and curettage) and then hinted that she didn’t even know she was pregnant with twins until a sonographer heard a heartbeat and asked if she had ‘twins in the family.’

Devastating: Sarah suffered a devastating miscarriage back in 2015. The 39-year-old told The Australian Women's Weekly this week that despite going on to welcome son Paul in December that year, that she was actually pregnant with twins and lost one of them. Pictured while pregnant with Paul

Devastating: Sarah suffered a devastating miscarriage back in 2015. The 39-year-old told The Australian Women’s Weekly this week that despite going on to welcome son Paul in December that year, that she was actually pregnant with twins and lost one of them. Pictured while pregnant with Paul

Shocking news: Sarah said she booked in for a D&C (a dilation and curettage) and then hinted that she didn't even know she was pregnant with twins until a sonographer heard a heartbeat and asked if she had 'twins in the family.' Pictured pregnant with Harry

Shocking news: Sarah said she booked in for a D&C (a dilation and curettage) and then hinted that she didn’t even know she was pregnant with twins until a sonographer heard a heartbeat and asked if she had ‘twins in the family.’ Pictured pregnant with Harry

What is Vanishing Twin Syndrome?  

 -According to Healthline.com, Vanishing Twin Syndrome is when multiple embryos develop in the uterus

-But soon one of the embryos can’t be detected 

-Symptoms include cramping and bleeding 

-Diagnosed during an ultrasound

-The unborn twin, if lost in the very early stages, is usually ‘reabsorbed into your placenta and into the baby that you’re carrying’

‘There were two sacs and one of the babies was lost and one of them was okay – and that baby was Paul,’ Sarah said. 

Sarah welcomed son Paul, four, in December 2015 and welcomed son Harry, two, in December 2017.

She revealed to the AWW that she suffered postnatal depression after both babies, but friend and former Studio 10 co-host Jessica Rowe helped her through. 

Jessica also suffered from postnatal depression and told the publication that she told Sarah to get professional help and tried her best to comfort her and support her as a friend. 

Jessica sweetly praised Sarah and called her ‘the most beautiful, incredible mother.’

In September, Sarah spoke on Studio 10 about what motherhood is really like in the first few months after giving birth. 

In a private photo shared on the show, Sarah was shown asleep while breastfeeding her second child Harry when he was just four-months-old.

Sarah, 39, is fast asleep in the photo with her bra pulled down so that Harry can feed.

Her boys: Sarah welcomed son Paul, four, in December 2015 and welcomed son Harry, two, in December 2017

Her boys: Sarah welcomed son Paul, four, in December 2015 and welcomed son Harry, two, in December 2017

Her support: She revealed to the AWW that she suffered postnatal depression after both babies, but friend and former Studio 10 co-host Jessica Rowe (second left) helped her through

Her support: She revealed to the AWW that she suffered postnatal depression after both babies, but friend and former Studio 10 co-host Jessica Rowe (second left) helped her through

A chair with clothes thrown over it is seen in the background, and a bottle of water and some Dove moisturiser is sitting on the bedside table. 

‘How good do my boobs look?’ Sarah laughed as she introduced the photo on the show.

Sarah said that she shared the image to normalise the reality of motherhood so that new mothers wouldn’t compare themselves to unrealistic celebrity mums in the media. 

Candid: In September, Sarah spoke on Studio 10 about what motherhood is really life in the first few months after giving birth. In a private photo shared on the show, Sarah was shown asleep while breastfeeding her second child Harry when he was just four-months-old

Candid: In September, Sarah spoke on Studio 10 about what motherhood is really life in the first few months after giving birth. In a private photo shared on the show, Sarah was shown asleep while breastfeeding her second child Harry when he was just four-months-old

‘It’s such exhausting time,’ she continued, before admitting that she felt ‘jealous’ of model Chrissy Teigan for bouncing back to her pre-baby body so quickly after birth.

‘You just can’t compare yourself,’ she added. ‘Because everyone does it in their own time and your body heals at different rates depending on your delivery or the weight of your child.’

The presenter then revealed that she suffered from some mild postnatal depression after welcoming her first child, Paul. 

'Everyone does it in their own time and your body heals at different rates depending on your delivery or the weight of your child,' she said about the idea of 'bouncing back'. Pictured with Paul

‘Everyone does it in their own time and your body heals at different rates depending on your delivery or the weight of your child,’ she said about the idea of ‘bouncing back’. Pictured with Paul

In an interview back in December last year, Sarah admitted that she ‘couldn’t handle’ having two children at first and was unsure about having a third.

‘It [managing two sons] was really hard for me, and I wonder if I’ll upset the equilibrium by having a third’, she told TV Week at the time.

‘As soon as Harry came out, I said to my obstetrician ‘I’ll see you in a couple of years’, I love the baby smell and that newborn phase – and I actually enjoyed labour, which is really weird,’ she explained. 

Sarah also revealed becoming a mother took a toll on her physically, and suffered from back problems for ‘a long time’.

Despite having reservations, she admitted she would go through the process all over again and will ‘leave it up to the universe’ to decide if she will have a third child.

‘I’m waiting to feel like I’m done, and I don’t think that’s quite the case yet,’ she said. 

If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue. 

It's not easy! In an interview back in December last year, Sarah admitted that she 'couldn't handle' having two children at first and was unsure about having a third

It’s not easy! In an interview back in December last year, Sarah admitted that she ‘couldn’t handle’ having two children at first and was unsure about having a third


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