Sharon Marshall this morning in tears as star admits she “hid” her fertility battle
Sharon Marshall cried on This Morning as she remembered the heartbreaking moment she used to “hide” her fertility issues.
Sharon is This Morning’s resident soap expert, and the mom got emotional on the air as she reflected on her difficult IVF journey on Thursday’s show (November 4).
Sharon told her co-stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that she used to keep her fertility difficulties a secret, and didn’t tell her peers what she was going through as she was “embarrassed” about it. topic.
However, she said she was an “idiot” for not telling people about how she was struggling to have a baby.
Speaking on the couch during National Fertility Week, Sharon said: “I feel sick but I feel like I have to [speak about it]”.
She continued, “I see so many people come forward and talk about miscarriage, and I know everything has helped me when I’ve been through it to hear it, and I think that’s one of the all last areas we just don’t talk about.
She started to burst into tears as she continued, “I don’t hit IVF it’s a miracle. It gave me the most precious thing in my Betsey but I look back. being 50 and I have been thinking a lot and looking back on my 40s. “
Sharon explained, “What I realized was that during part of my 40s I was very depressed, I was sick emotionally and physically, from repeated IVF cycles that were not working and I was sick. ‘failed and failed, and I couldn’t see a way through it. “
Sharon suffered two tragic miscarriages during seven grueling IVF cycles.
The presenter gave birth to her first child, daughter Betsey Fletcher, on July 10, 2018.
Six months into her pregnancy, Sharon faced yet another pregnancy fear when she woke up bleeding in the night.
Fortunately, the doctors were able to control the bleeding and Sharon was able to give birth to her baby Betsey.
Previously, she feared she would “harm” her pregnancy – following her traumatic experience with IVF.
She told The Sun: “Before she was born, I was convinced that something was going to go wrong.
“Until Betsey was actually hugged and I heard her utter the loudest scream, I always felt like someone was going to say everything was going to be taken away from me.
“I had never allowed myself to go and buy something for the baby until I gave birth.
“I wouldn’t even let myself look at baby clothes in a store. I was terrified of hurting them.”
She shares Betsey with her partner Paul Fletcher, a marketing manager, and the family lives in West London.
She announced her pregnancy this morning in January 2018.
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