Lauren Goodger says daughter 'is now at home' as she collects newborn's ashes
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Trigger warning - this article discusses baby loss which some readers may find upsetting
Lauren Goodger has said her baby daughter is 'now at home with us' after she tragically passed away shortly after she was born last month.
Lauren, 35, explained that she had picked up the ashes of her baby daughter Lorena, writing on Instagram: "We picked up Lorena's ashes today," alongside a crying face, butterfly and angel emoji.
"She is now at home with us".
Lauren announced the tragic news on 10 July, writing: “Lorena. 08.07.22. She was the most beautiful healthy baby I’ve ever seen just like her sister… words can’t describe as a mother losing your baby that I carried for all these months perfectly and gave birth too for my angel to be taken from me.
“There was no pregnancy or labour complications and she was fine & healthy but I am not going into detail right now just know that there was nothing wrong with her or myself she was perfect I can’t understand it she is so so beautiful Larose twin so similar..
“I am broken. I am back home from hospital Me & Charlie spent as much time with our baby girl Lorena and I haven’t said my goodbye yet.
"We have a lot of grieving to do and funeral organising that I just need this time & with my baby girl Larose she is my rock that’s getting me through this or I wouldn’t survive."
Lauren later explained she had no complications during her pregnancy and had planned to give birth at home. When it was time to give birth she was instead taken to a delivery suite via an ambulance on 8 July.
“The baby’s head was coming out when I arrived at the hospital, I was in agony," Lauren explained in an interview with The Sun.
"I was taken into a private room and when the baby was being born the room started to fill with doctors. They said she had a low heart rate and took her to the side.
"Ten doctors started working on her. They were doing chest compressions and giving her adrenaline."
Lauren welcomed her first child, Larose, in July 2021.
Lauren's post comes just days after she attended the funeral of her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, who was tragically killed in a car accident in Bodrum, Turkey.
Jake had been returning from a night out with his girlfriend and TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou who was injured in the accident and had to break her own arm to escape the vehicle, which fell 70 foot from a cliff.
Since the funeral on Tuesday (16 August) Lauren has been posting heartfelt tributes to Jake on social media, with videos and photographs from the years they were together.
The pair dated on for five years.
In one video, she wrote: "R.i.p Jake you always be apart of me … we shared something for 5 years solid like no other look after Lorena for me my angel baby."
If you've been affected by any of the issues in this article, contact baby loss charities, Sands at www.sands.org.uk or Tommy's at www.tommys.org