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Amanda Holden attempted to hold back the tears as she gave an emotional tribute to the NHS nurses who cared for her after the loss of her son Theo on Wednesday.
The mother of two, who tragically lost her son in 2011, personally thanked three of the nurses on Heart Radio who helped her recover after he passed away when she was seven months pregnant.
The TV presenter noticed that her baby had stopped kicking with doctors confirming the worst during a scan as her child’s heart had stopped beating.
Amanda raised the issue in support of Nurses Day, joined by Kate Garraway and co-host Jamie Theakston, when she relived the heartbreaking moments live on air.
She said: “I personally would love to thank the nurses … I know I talk about this a lot, and I never know whether I talk too much about it.
“But obviously, when we lost our son Theo to a still birth the hospital where I was looked after was unbelievable.
Becoming visibly upset, the co-host named the nurses who helped her through the trauma.
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The former Britain's Got Talent judge added: “Jacki Nash got me through so much, Pippa Nightingale and Natalie Carter.
“When I came out of a coma there was a nurse – who I never knew the name of – who brushed my tangled, matted hair from spending so much time lying down – who fed me, washed me and put me in a dressing gown so that when my family came to see me they wouldn’t be scare of me looking like Stig of the Dump.
“So whoever that was, I don’t know who you are, I will be forever grateful.”
Following his death, Amanda and her husband Chris Hughes, who share daughters Lexi and Holly, set up a charity called Theo’s Hope to help provide qualified bereavement counsellors at all UK maternity wards.
Proving how vital these nurses are to our NHS, she added: “Fewer than half of maternity centres have midwives trained to help bereaved parents. We need to change that.
“My three amazing women got us through the worst time in our family’s life. Everyone deserves that level of support.”
Amanda, who has just landed a role on top secret Channel 4 show, went on to share her emotional outpour to her 1.7 million followers on Instagram as she shared the clip online.
She captioned the post: “Thank you to my circle of trust this #InternationalNursesDay.
“The love, care & skills that nurses give selflessly every day are soooo appreciated by us all.
“Personally my family and I owe you all soo much #PippaNightingale @natatty @jackinash”
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