January 19, 2021

Katherine Ryan says miscarriage made her feel ‘shameful’

Katherine Ryan has said her miscarriage in February made her feel “embarrassed and shameful”, adding women and girls need more information on losing a baby.

“I think it needs to be on the curriculum, I think girls need to know that you can have this secret, silent miscarriage,” she told Love Island host Laura Whitmore’s Castaway podcast.

“I felt embarrassed for getting excited before the loss,” said the Canadian comedian and actress.

She had been 10 weeks pregnant.

Ryan told Whitmore: “I know it can be a very lonely experience, and it’s shrouded in all this embarrassment… I felt all these things, and I looked for stories and I really couldn’t find many of them.

“I felt like a walking tomb and it took me a month to sort it out to get it out. It’s crazy, they don’t teach us this in school.”

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