Carol Vorderman has told how her mother lost her first child 'just hours' after he was born and 'asked to be buried in the same cemetery to be near him' when she died.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the former Countdown host, 60, praised Myleene Klass for speaking out about baby loss in her new documentary, Miscarriage & Me, and in doing so opened up about her late mother Edwina's experience.
Carol told how Edwina – who passed away in 2017 – 'went full term and then her first child John died. He was buried in a mass grave, as babies often were back then' and noted her mother 'grieved for him until her own death'.
Tragic: Carol Vorderman, 60, has told how her mother lost her first child 'just hours' after he was born and 'asked to be buried in the same cemetery to be near him' when she died - stock image
Carol – who has two children of her own – went on: 'I didn't know how much she'd continued to grieve quietly for him until she was close to death and asked to be buried in the same cemetery to be near him.'
She wrote in full: 'Myleene @myleeneklass is a wonderful mother (I've seen it many times over) to 3 happy children. She's done it the hard way as a single parent for many years.
'Now she's found the strength (and it is strength) to talk about miscarriage. So many suffer miscarriage every day and it not only affects the women who physically endure it but also their partners.
'The loss for many never leaves and