Natalie Lowe van Strikt says she ‘couldn’t get out of the house’ and ‘bottomed out’ after miscarriages
“I’ve hit rock bottom!” Natalie Lowe of Strictly admits she ‘couldn’t get out of the house’ and ‘wasn’t feeling well because she was feeling sad’ as she discusses the sadness of suffering two miscarriages before the birth of son Jack
- Australian ballerina dancer, 39, spoke candidly of ‘hitting rock bottom’ during her mental health battle after two miscarriages
- Natalie first became pregnant three weeks before her marriage to husband James Knibbs, but said during a flight that she was feeling unwell
- Three months later, Natalie discovered she was pregnant again, but soon received the same devastating news
- Natalie hopes that, by talking about her experience, she could show her support to other women who are dealing with the same loss
- The dancer welcomed her first child, a son named Jack, in January this year after a ‘long and difficult journey’ to parenting
- Natalie discussed plans for a second baby, admitting that she and her husband James ‘are going to let nature take its course, but they love another one’.
In January of this year, she welcomed her first child, after a “long and difficult journey” to parenting.
But in a new interview, Natalie Lowe admitted that she “ couldn’t get out of the house ” and “ wasn’t feeling well because she was feeling sad ” when she discussed the grief over two miscarriages before finally welcoming son Jack.
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 39, revealed that she’s “I’ve hit rock bottom!” when she opened up about the mental health struggle that she endured while coming to terms with the fact that she had miscarried two pregnancies.
Candid: Natalie Lowe, 39, admitted she ‘couldn’t get out of the house’ and ‘wasn’t feeling well because she was feeling sad’ when she discussed the sadness of suffering two miscarriages
Natalie first became pregnant three weeks before her marriage to husband James Knibbs in Australia in 2018, but shortly after getting off her flight, she was told she had miscarried.
Three months after her first miscarriage, the dancer discovered she was pregnant again while on a honeymoon in South Africa with James, but two months later Natalie received the same devastating news that she had miscarried.
To talk with OK! Magazine, Natalie said, ‘Long after my miscarriages, I didn’t realize the grief was pulling me down.
‘I was told two miscarriages were nothing to worry about, so I almost felt wrong because I was just as sad as I was. I became numb and put up a barrier. ‘
Baby Joy: She welcomed her first child, son Jack, in January this year, after a ‘long and difficult journey’ to parenting
Battle: Natalie and husband James Knibbs (pictured) suffered two miscarriages before Jack was born earlier this year
The Strictly star confessed, “I couldn’t get out of the house to go to my local yoga studio. That’s how much I hit the bottom. ‘
Natalie star also attributed ‘opening’ and one-on-one therapy to help her through the incredibly difficult time.
Natalie and James married in January 2018 at a secret beach ceremony in Sydney after a two-year engagement, eventually becoming parents to Jack just six months ago.
When he looked to the future, when asked about the plans for a second child, the dancer admitted, “We let nature take its course, but we would like to take another one.”
Last week, Natalie announced on her Instagram page that she was going to be an ambassador for Miscarriage Association and helped with their Miles That Matter campaign.
In addition to a video announcing the news, she wrote: ‘I am delighted to announce that I will be working with @miscarriageassociation.
“They were there for me when I had two miscarriages and I hope they will continue to help many more people for many years to come.
However, in the past few months, their work has become even more important as the number of phone calls from women who are sad while in prison has increased by 40%.
“That’s why I support their Miles That Matter campaign to raise money to keep their help lines running for another 100 days.”
Making a difference: Last week, Natalie announced on Instagram that she was going to be an ambassador for Miscarriage Association and helped with their Miles That Matter campaign