The Loose Women presenters were left ‘uncomfortable’ by the hospital photos Chrissy Teige used as she announced her heartbreaking miscarriage news.
The model confirmed that she and her husband John Legend had lost their baby Jack in an emotional post on social media, accompanied by a number of intimate pictures of the couple with their late son in hospital.
On today’s show, Christine Lampard read Chrissy’s statement, which detailed the ‘deep pain’ the family is feeling, before Nadia Sawalha revealed her own experiences of losing a child.
Panelist Carol McGiffin said that while Chrissy’s loss was ‘so sad and tragic’, she felt ‘uncomfortable’ bearing witness to the pictures shared on her Instagram page.
‘I have to say that I did feel a little bit uncomfortable looking at them because I felt like I was intruding in a way,’ she said.
‘I know that she’s put them up there and I know that she’s had a lot of followers and fans who care deeply for what’s going on with her whole pregnancy up until yesterday but I just felt like this was not something I should be witnessing.’
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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
Carol continued: ‘I’m not judging her and saying that she’s wrong to do it but I don’t know, I just think that it’s such a private thing. I kind of question if there are some things that you shouldn’t have to share on social media.
‘I don’t know where we’re going with all of this.’
‘Do you think it’s the timing? Because it’s very soon after it happened and I suppose that for me is the most “oh” thing of it,’ co-host Jane Moore added.
‘I look and I think – she’s going through the most painful of experiences and I’m thinking, is she in the right head space of that moment to make that decision to put it out there?’
A number of viewers hit out at the discussion, with one person typing on Twitter: ‘I wanted to have a nice lunch break but in absolute rage. How can judge chrissy on what and how she shares HER OWN stories when she is going through probably the worst time in her life.’
‘@loosewomen discussing the appropriateness of Chrissy Teigan sharing the death of her baby boy on social media is absolutely deranged,’ another posted. ‘Should we really be capitalising on how people grieve?’
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
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