TV actress Amanda Holden has paid tribute to the care she received from nursing staff after she gave birth to a stillborn baby.
“When a nurse brushed my hair, I started crying – it was the most tender, loving thing after being bashed around so much,” Ms Holden said about the loss of her son Theo in 2011.
“That’s why I am so pro the NHS. The people in intensive care who looked after me were incredible,” she said in an interview for the November issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.
Ms Holden subsequently gave birth to a girl, Hollie Rose, in January 2012. She already had a seven-year old daughter Lexi.
“Hopefully, someone will read this and take a bit of hope from it because there was a happy ending for me,” she said. “A lot of women don’t have that – I was very lucky.”
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