Home and Away star opens up about two miscarriages

Louise McCreesh

From Digital Spy

Home and Away star Sarah Roberts has spoken about her heartbreaking miscarriages.

The actress, who plays Willow Harris on the Australian soap and is married to her Home and Away co-star James Stewart, recently opened up about losing two babies before full-term, explaining how sharing her story has helped her "sit with" her grief.

She also revealed that while her feelings about the miscarriages "go up and down", she still wants children in the future.

Photo credit: Channel 5

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"It’s helped to share my story with my girlfriends, and if I can give hope to another woman who is going through the same thing," Sarah told The Sunday Times Magazine in Australia.

"It makes everything worthwhile," she added "I go up and down.

"In terms of having children, I still want them and I feel I’ve come a long way — I don’t want to punch pregnant woman any more (laughs).

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"Oh, c’mon, I’d never do that but it’s unfortunately a side effect of miscarriage. Jealousy is a vicious beast.

"My body took three months to recover, and it’s just now going back to its normal shape.

"Mentally, I feel more in control. It’s painful and it’ll grab your heart in ways you can’t imagine, but what I’ve learnt with grief is to just sit with it."

Home and Away airs on Channel 5 in the UK.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email helpline@sands.org.uk.

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