Jorgie Porter's Quadruplets Miscarriage Leads To Flood Of Support
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Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter has spoken of her devastating loss after miscarrying quadruplets at 14 weeks.
Two years ago Jorgie, who is best known for playing Theresa McQueen on the Channel 4 soap, said she could not see motherhood in her future but changed her mind after meeting boyfriend Ollie Piotrowski, 32.
Just a matter of weeks after making the decision to stop taking her birth control following a conversation with her partner about having children, Jorgie discovered she was pregnant.
When the couple paid for a private scan, they received the news neither of them expected; Jorgie was pregnant with quadruplets.
“We were thrown into the air,” she said in an interview with The Sun’s Fabulous magazine. “My first words were: ‘I’m too little to have four!’ And Ollie was like: ‘Four? Four?!’ Our lives passed before our eyes.
“My first feeling was excitement. I wasn’t thinking about the practicalities of raising four – I just started visualising our own mini football team or girl band. Then I started panicking, thinking things like: ‘I don’t have four boobs, how will I breastfeed them all?’ It was an emotional blur.”
In August, at around 14 weeks, Jorgie and Ollie received the devastating news that there was no sign of life in any of the embryo sacs.
“It didn’t make sense,” Jorgie recalls. “I’d not had any sign that things weren’t OK. No pain or bleeding, I was getting bigger, my boobs were growing, I had so much hair on my body and I still felt pregnant.
“When the consultant performed the scan then said: ‘You’ve miscarried,’ I was in total shock.”
The quadruplets had died in a missed miscarriage in which the body doesn’t recognise the loss of pregnancy and the mother may experience symptoms.
Naturally, twins occur in about one in 250 pregnancies, triplets in about one in 10,000 pregnancies, and quadruplets are even more rare, occuring in roughly one in 700,000 pregnancies.
Fans have taken to Jorgie’s Instagram page to send love and support in the wake of her admission.
“Sending Lots of love JORGIE,” one fan wrote.
One person wrote: “You are so brave for sharing your story and that’s gonna help a lot of people you are a true inspiration to many families out there , sending my love to you!!”
While a second Instagram user said: “Thank you for sharing your journey & heartbreak. Sending you lots of love.”
And a third shared: “Thank you for sharing your story. Spending my love to you and your partner.”