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Giovanna Fletcher opens up about tragic miscarriage

Giovanna Fletcher is now mother of two children with McFly husband Tom Fletcher.

Presenter and author Giovanna Fletcher has opened up about her experience with miscarriage.

The 32-year-old, who is married to McFly singer Tom Fletcher, is now mum to Buzz, who was born in 2014 and Buddy, born last year (16).

But she admits she and her husband went through heartbreak before they became parents almost three years ago.

Speaking at BUILD Series London, she said, ''When it comes to miscarriage I think we're all too scared to say something. I felt like I could never say anything to friends because people feel like it's contagious. It's a really rubbish thing that happens and it happens to so many people. All you really want in that moment is a hug.

''You feel like your body has failed you and that's your first experience as a mother."

Giovanna went on to explain that even though her physician warned her that her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome may mean she would struggle to conceive, she actually fell pregnant very quickly.

"I think part of me felt that (miscarriage) would happen, because I felt that it was too easy. Because I felt that I hadn't earned it. If that didn't happen I wouldn't have (son) Buzz, and Buzz will forever be my silver lining."

And she admitted the tragedy made her respect her body more when she became a mum.

"I just had this feeling that it (the human body) is amazing actually. After having a miscarriage, when I felt like it had completely failed me, that the body can do this... We scrutinise it and we put it down all the time. Who actually cares? We all need to just get rid of that. That's not what our bodies are actually there for."

Giovanna was subjected to cruel comments from trolls after the birth of her youngest son, after admitting she wasn't in a rush to lose her baby weight. However, the stunning brunette insists the negative remarks were far outweighed by the positive comments she received.

"People really bash online, they think it's full of trolls and it's just not," she continued. "My experience of the internet is that it's actually amazing. It's a wonderful community of supportive people."

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