National Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October and we’ll be thinking of all of the families who carry this grief.
To mark this, The Deceived star Emmett J Scanlan shared his and his wife’s story of losing their baby over a year ago, and the trauma his partner Claire Cooper endured.
The couple welcomed their baby boy Ocean-Torin into the world in July, but before this, unknown to the world, Emmett and Claire suffered the loss of a baby.
The Fall actor took to his social media to share a photo of himself holding his wife’s hand, who was in a hospital gown.
Along with this, he wrote: ‘July of last year we lost our baby and in the process my wife was left fighting for her life.’
‘Exactly 12 months later and after 40 hours of labour with an emergency C-Section Ocean-Torin was born.’
‘The trauma her body and mind went through in that year is beyond anything I can possibly comprehend. Helpless, all I could do was hold her hand. And once again, I fell in love just a little bit more.’
Fans of the actor commented their condolences under the heartfelt post, as one user said: ‘I am so sorry this happened to such a beautiful family. I hope you’re both doing ok now, can’t imagine how hard it is for you both.’
A second shared: ‘Well done for speaking out. I thought I understood how this felt, but until you go through it (which I now have) I don’t think you can ever truly understand the pain. It’s important to raise awareness and talk. Xxxx.’
While a third said: ‘This made me cry for your loss but also with happiness for the love you have for your family.’