EXCLUSIVE ‘Your life is hell from then onwards’: Love Island’s Jessica Hayes emotionally discusses losing son Teddy at 19 weeks pregnant as she campaigns during Baby Loss Awareness Week  

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Former Love Island star Jessica Hayes is campaigning during Baby Loss Awareness Week — nearly a year after she lost her unborn son, Teddy, at 19 weeks pregnant.

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the reality star explained how she is fighting to help women who have experienced the loss of a child ‘get more support’.

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28-year-old Jessica, who announced the tragic loss of Teddy on 30 November 2020, spoke about her tragic experience in light of the campaign – which takes place every year between 9 and 15 October.

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In memory of Teddy: Former Love Island star Jessica Hayes is campaigning during Baby Loss Awareness Week — nearly a year after she lost her unborn son Teddy at 19 weeks pregnant (son Presley, pictured with two)

Speaking about life after the tragedy, she said: ‘Your life is really hell since then.

‘I took three months off work. There really isn’t a lot of support for women experiencing this, so as an ambassador for the charitable goodbye saying, that’s what I’m trying to do, to help women find more support.’

Jessica, who is also the mother of two-year-old Presley, hopes to increase the support women receive after experiencing a miscarriage – appearing recently on BBC Breakfast to talk about the problems women have to have children. When it comes to loss.

Devastating: 28-year-old Jessica, who announced the tragic loss of Teddy on 30 November 2020, spoke about her tragic experience in light of the campaign - which takes place every year between 9 and 15 October

Devastating: 28-year-old Jessica, who announced the tragic loss of Teddy on 30 November 2020, spoke about her tragic experience in light of the campaign – which takes place every year between 9 and 15 October

Recalling her experience after losing Teddy, she said: ‘When you leave the hospital after having a baby, you usually have checkups.

‘Since I too was pregnant during Covid, everything was done for me over the phone, like meetings with consultants. After losing Teddy I was just left to deal with it.’

Hoping to use her platform to help other women, Jessica said: ‘My message to women who are going through the same grief as me, if you’re struggling mentally, contact your doctor or doctor. Be sure to get help from a GP.

Say Goodbye Ambassador: Jessica hopes to increase the support women receive after experiencing a miscarriage

Say Goodbye Ambassador: Jessica hopes to increase the support women receive after experiencing a miscarriage

Tragic: Speaking about life after tragedy, she said: 'Your life is really hell since then'

Tragic: Speaking about life after tragedy, she said: ‘Your life is really hell since then’

‘Contact someone whether it’s for therapy or just to chat. Finding a charity and talking to families really helps, don’t suffer in silence.’

Although the support of her fans has helped her tide over the tough times, she also spoke about the difficulties of sharing her experience online.

She admitted: ‘Things do get easier with time and time is a healer, but it never really goes away. Initially having someone share my story in the public eye, it really helped because everyone was so sweet and it made me feel like so many people are holding me in their thoughts.

'What should have happened': Recalling his own experience, he said: 'After losing Teddy I was just left to deal with it'.  Pictured: Her ultrasound just 3 weeks before the miscarriage

‘What should have happened’: Recalling his own experience, he said: ‘After losing Teddy I was just left to deal with it’. Pictured: Her ultrasound just 3 weeks before the miscarriage

‘It gave me some strength to really move on and not everyone has that, but then when you’ve gone through trauma, you don’t want to live through it again, so it’s been a little tough too.

‘I will continue to raise awareness but it can be difficult to constantly re-live the feelings and experience, so having someone in the public eye has been good, but it has also been hard, because you share so much with other people. . ‘

The influencer who won the 2015 series of Love Island confirmed her split from fiancé Dan Lowry in May — just six months after the pair lost their second child.

Tragic: Recalling her own experience after losing Teddy, she said: 'After losing Teddy I was all I had to deal with'

Tragic: Recalling her experience after losing Teddy, she said: ‘After losing Teddy all I was left with…

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