Myleene Klass made history on Saturday by helping to change the law on miscarriage in Britain after experiencing four ‘barbaric’ miscarriages in recent years.
The former Hear’Say singer has spent the last four years campaigning to change the UK’s abortion law alongside reports from Labor MP Olivia Blake mirror.
Now, the star is overjoyed that some major changes for women have been approved.
The 45-year-old said she turned ‘the pain of four miscarriages into strength’ following the announcement that the UK Government would be making changes she has spent years campaigning to achieve.
One of the changes made on Friday was to ensure women would no longer suffer up to three miscarriages before getting help.
The UK government today announced new measures to ‘enhance the health and wellbeing of women and girls’, including a pilot scheme that will provide medical intervention to women after each miscarriage.
The law change was announced in the long-awaited Pregnancy Loss Review – an independent report on NHS miscarriage care and how to improve it, which comes after lobbying from baby loss charity Tommy’s, with whom Myleene works.
After the changes were approved, Myleene said: “I wanted to use my voice for something really powerful, but it turns out we just moved a mountain.”
Discussing the changes, she said it was ‘one of my proudest achievements’ and was delighted that British women would no longer have to go through the ‘hell’ of miscarriages she suffered, which was captured in her Bafta Award-nominated film Myleene Klass: Miscarriage And Me.
Myleene details the ‘barbaric’ trauma she’s been through during her four miscarriages and explains how she was ‘terrified’ after receiving the devastating news.
Describing the changes to be made as she recalls her own trauma, Myleene shared: “You’re standing there in your surgical socks shaking with fear and sadness, with your dead baby on the scanner, and you have to decide, ‘Shall I turn them to ash in a split second, or do I throw them in a slide?”‘
She told Mail Online: “How do you talk about the lost child in the paperwork you have to fill out? It’s torture.”
“Products of pregnancy,” how would you like them to be handled? Do you want ashes and prayers or do you want slides and scientific contributions? It’s barbaric and all will stop now. The fact that I’ve been campaigning for it for years and now that I’m actually saying there’s a full stop is unbelievable.”
She told PA: “As a result of having to live through this nightmare, I’ve turned the pain into strength and so much good has come out of it.
She continued: “My daughter calls them her angelic siblings, it’s like they have a say. I didn’t want to go through this but I figured out something that means a lot of people would benefit from it.
“I think this is something I owed myself all these years, every time I lose another child and don’t know where to go, I never know where it will lead me.
“I think a lot of people lose interest in campaigning, but I can’t give up because I started it.”
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