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Pippa O'Connor opens up about miscarriage heartbreak in emotional interview

Pippa O'Connor has opened up about suffering a miscarriage in an emotional interview.

The entrepreneur, who has three children with Brian Ormond, spoke candidly about the heart-breaking experience, revealing that it happened in 2020. She revealed to The Good Glow host Georgie Crawford: "I was 10 weeks, and I suppose it absolutely knocked me for six. I had never been through anything like that before.

"The first two times I had gotten pregnant happened easily, and then after Louis, it didn't happen. It didn’t happen for five years. Both Brian and I thought, 'Jesus, that’s that. That’s absolutely fine, we’re unbelievably happy to have our two boys’.

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"And I genuinely felt that, I am very much like, don’t be always wanting more. I was content with our two little boys, but part of me was always like I’d want a third. It was just in my head." Pippa then spoke about becoming pregnant again and the day she went for a scan and found out that there was no heartbeat.

"It was like nine o'clock in the morning, I was all dressed up because I was on the way to Kildare Village," she said. "Brian was waiting for me in the car and I said 'Oh I’ll be really quick and out in like ten minutes’."

"I'll talk as much as I can here before I get upset," Pippa told Georgie as she became emotional. She added: "The minute she put the thing on, I just knew by her – she had this look about her and was just silent. And she told me 'I’ll be back in just a minute’ and I thought ‘Jesus Christ, don’t say this to me’.

"Then she brought the doctor in and she just said ‘Pippa, I’m really sorry, there’s no heartbeat’.

"Like – I was just so floored. My initial reaction was ‘Okay, that’s fine’ and I was literally putting my coat on to go to the door and she was calling me back," O'Connor said before getting emotional.

"My initial reaction was 'Of course this is going to happen, you have two healthy kids. You can't always have it plane sailing’.

"I was embarrassed, I felt like I was wasting her time and couldn’t wait to get out of there. I thought ‘Don’t be such a stupid b*tch’. I was almost punishing myself straight away."

Pippa and Brian announced last year that they were expecting their third child, which led Pippa to open up about her miscarriage publicly for the first time. She explained: "I decided to say it out because I didn't want to just announce the pregnancy and go 'Here we go again, lucky us’. I just felt like I wasn’t being true or honest.

"I thought it was important to say it and I'm glad I did. When you say something out loud you’re comforting yourself and someone else."

Pippa welcomed her third child Billy with husband Brian in October of last year. She is also mum to Ollie and Louis, and step mum to Brian's daughter Chloe.


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