MISCARRIAGE AND ME: MYLEENE KLASS TO FRONT NEW DOCUTMENTARY FOR W
W has commissioned a powerful documentary with broadcaster and musician Myleene Klass.
The compelling one-off documentary Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me (1x60') will see Myleene open up on the trauma of her miscarriages, with the aim of breaking the taboo which often surrounds this type of pregnancy loss.
Myleene Klass said: "I think I needed to make this because I needed to watch this. After my miscarriages I had to try and find some answers, some peace, some solidarity with people who've been through it too. You just don't want to feel alone because the defining feeling of miscarriage is feeling alone."
"I'm getting to a point in my life where I'm finding it very tricky to find a woman who hasn't gone through miscarriage. Making this film, I've realised that so many women around me have had miscarriages. How can I know so much about their lives but not know something that's shaped who they are and the way they are? Miscarriage still feels like a taboo. I'd like to help make these conversations a little easier. It can't go on being the big dark secret that we have to carry around."
Through the course of the documentary, she will meet women from across the country who will also open up about their own experiences of baby loss, including close friends and family.
Myleene will also follow a major campaign led by pregnancy charity Tommy's, as they urge the Government to change the care system so that more families can get the help they need following a miscarriage.
UKTV's Hilary Rosen said: Miscarriage is a subject that has been shrouded in taboo and secrecy for far too long. We are so grateful to Myleene for her highly personal, raw and honest examination of its lifelong legacy and we hope this film can spark a bigger conversation."
Myleene: Miscarriage & Me airs on the channel during Baby Loss Awareness Week in October.