‘There wasn’t really any aftercare’: EastEnders’ Lacey Turner believes she wouldn’t have become a mother without private help as she discusses her heartbreaking miscarriages
Lacey Turner has revealed that she thinks she would never have become a mother if she hadn’t turned to private medicine to find out why she had two miscarriages.
Women can only get NHS tests after losing three babies, but the EastEnders star couldn’t think of a third pregnancy without getting answers.
The actress, 33, who went back to work the day after her first miscarriage, told… The sun how there was no aftercare after she lost her baby.
Candid: Lacey Turner has revealed she thinks she would never have become a mother if she hadn’t turned to private medicine to find out why she had two miscarriages
She said, “If I hadn’t gone private, I probably still wouldn’t have babies. Aftercare was not really there. I was told I had miscarried and that was it.
“I felt really overwhelmed and lost during our miscarriages. We were confused.
“We had no explanation for it, just a sudden sense of the excitement of having a baby to feel completely empty and lost. It’s hard enough to experience it once. The advice and support from previous doctors would have helped.”
A specialist identified Lacey’s problem and she has since given birth to daughter Dusty, two, and son Trilby, six months, who she shares with husband Matt Kay.
Help: The actress, 33, who went back to work the day after her first miscarriage, told The Sun there was no aftercare after she lost her baby (Lacey pictured with her daughter Dusty)
Lacey described herself as “lucky” to be able to see a private specialist and believes all women in her situation should have that support.
The actress was given the hormone progesterone when she went private, which can help the body maintain a pregnancy.
The charity Tommy’s, which researches the causes of miscarriages, wants the NHS to prescribe progesterone.
Lacey described the NHS as unbelievable but added that she thinks more money is needed in this area.
Family: A specialist diagnosed Lacey’s problem and she has since given birth to daughter Dusty, two, and son Trilby, six months, who she shares with husband Matt Kay
The soap star admitted last year that it was “heartbreaking” to lose her first babies when she was seven weeks pregnant, and revealed that she had a scan “every week” during her pregnancy with Dusty.
Lacey recently shared how she would like to expand her family and hopes to have two more children with Matt.
She said OKAY! magazine: ‘We are so lucky to have the two we have, but I would definitely have more.
“But it certainly won’t be soon – we’ve got our hands full right now!”
Lucky: Lacey described herself as ‘lucky’ to be able to see a private specialist and believes all women in her situation should have that support