Kate Ferdinand announces pregnancy loss at 12 weeks 4 months ago

Kate Ferdinand announces pregnancy loss at 12 weeks

"Unfortunately sometimes life just doesn’t go as we plan."

Kate Ferdinand has announced that she has lost a baby after attending a 12-week scan.

Kate and her partner Rio Ferdinand were expecting their second child, after Kate gave birth to their first child Cree in December 2020. Kate is also a step-mum to Rio's older children from a previous marriage – 15-year-old Lorenz, 13-year-old Tate, and 10-year-old Tia.

Kate shared the heartbreaking news in a post on Instagram, and said that she is receiving support and hugs from her "bigger babies".

Accompanying a black and white photo of her lower body in a hospital gown, she wrote: "The last time I was in this hospital I was having Cree, but this time it was because our baby had no heartbeat in our 12-week scan and I had to have surgery.

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"We were so excited & planning a space for our new baby in our family, we just couldn’t wait to share our news with you all, but unfortunately sometimes life just doesn’t go as we plan.

She continued: "So much to say, but somehow I can’t find the words. Absolutely devastated & heartbroken …but couldn’t be more grateful for the hugs I got from my big(er) babies coming through the door when we arrived home."

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