Former Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter has shared her heartbreaking experience of miscarrying quadruplets in August
Jorgie Porter has revealed she suffered a miscarriage with quadruplets.
The former Hollyoaks star, 33, admitted she couldn’t see motherhood in her future two years ago.
But it seems the actress had a change of heart as she found out earlier this year she was expecting babies with property developer Ollie Piotrowski, 32.
The pair have recently been through a heartbreaking time as she miscarried with four babies in August.
Jorgie says the devastating loss has brought them closer together after it tested their relationship.
She told Fabulous magazine in her first interview since their loss: “If we can get through this, we can get through anything.”
The soap star also shared she wasn’t convinced she wanted to be a mum when she first got with Ollie, but seven months in everything changed.
Jorgie continued: “Ollie said he could see himself having children with me, and it was a big moment, because I felt like I absolutely wanted children with him, too.
“I remember driving to work thinking, ‘I want to come off the Pill’. I’d been dating him for less than a year, but I knew I wanted him to father my kids.”
At the time, she stopped taking her oral contraceptive pill and even bought an ovulation tracking kit to pinpoint her most fertile time.
A few weeks later, Jorgie discovered she was pregnant.
“I did a pregnancy test and when it came up positive, Ollie and I were knocked for six,” Jorgie explained. “We ended up doing four tests in one night to be absolutely sure – we even drove to Tesco at midnight to buy one! It turned out my ‘period’ was an implantation bleed. I never even knew that was a thing until I Googled it.”
The TV star started experiencing pregnancy symptoms, joking that her boobs “ballooned” overnight.
She added: “I also felt very irritable and didn’t want Ollie to touch me. I’m not usually hormonal and don’t get moody at my time of the month, so it was out of character. I felt like I was going insane.”
Jorgie was later advised to book an urgent appointment at Royal Bolton Hospital, where she discovered she was expecting quadruplets.
She said she felt excitement to raise four babies and started visualising “our own mini football team or girl band”.
At around 14 weeks, Jorgie was heartbroken to find out there was no sign of life in any of the embryo sacs.
The quadruplets had died in a missed miscarriage, when the body doesn’t recognise the pregnancy loss or expel pregnancy tissue. In some cases, the placenta continues to release hormones, so pregnancy symptoms continue despite the absence of life.
She said after the miscarriage, the nurses handed her a care package containing four tiny teddies.
“One for each baby lost,” she said.
Jorgie says their baby loss has helped bring her and Ollie closer.
She said: “Of course I’ve shed tears. I felt a pang of pain, thinking, ‘We would have had that’ she says. It was a grieving process, but only because I’d dared to imagine life with them in it.”
She hopes by sharing her story, it will provide comfort, support and understanding for other women who have been through the same thing.
Despite the heartbreaking experience, Jorgie and Ollie still hope to become parents one day.
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