Jorgie Porter, a star of Hollyoaks, has spoken out about the surgery she underwent after miscarrying quads.
The Theresa McQueen actress and her fiancé Ollie Piotrowski had their baby Forest in November 2022, although it came after the tragic loss of Jorgie’s quadruplets at 14 weeks in 2021.
Jorgie talked about her pregnancy with quadruplets and the emotional struggle she went through after learning the embryos had stopped growing on the most recent episode of Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast, Happy Mum Happy Baby.
Obviously, we recognized the significant danger involved. There are so many difficulties and potentially terrifying situations, she said.
I don’t recall the medical professionals (doctors, nurses) saying much about quads because they had never seen this.
They probably didn’t say anything to us about it, but we definitely Googled it and found the most severe results.
“You can lose one, you can lose two,” and when they said “terminating one and terminating two,” I decided against doing so.
They said, “Now they’ve not progressed any further, we’re going to have to get rid of them, take them out,” in the scans approximately three to four months later.
Jorgie spoke on the subsequent surgery: “They gave us four alternatives and explained the risks are pretty significant.” They suggested that we wait till they released on their own, but I couldn’t imagine being on stage as a floodgate opened!
You simply want to get my hormones out since they were out of control. I explained to them that I only wished to avoid being traumatized by this experience by undergoing surgery while asleep.
They had to explain how risky it is to us because they had no idea how much blood I would lose. They warned that I might not survive, which was really upsetting to me as well because no one knew what would transpire. It was quite scary. We still want to try for a kid, therefore we wanted the womb to be intact as well.
It was a fairly big, intimidating day, but she said, “I felt certain we just had to do it and be strong.”
After the death of the kids, Jorgie made sure to be by her boyfriend Ollie as he struggled to talk about it.
She responded, “We were fighting and whatnot.”
I told him, “You have to tell me what you’re thinking and feeling because sometimes you hold it in a little bit.” He was carefree and spilled the beans to me. Ollie, the dad has also experienced loss, so it’s not only me, the mother, who has gone through this. He was in a helpless situation and unable to accomplish anything physically or emotionally. He also felt unable to speak at the time.
Jorgie also discussed her pregnancy with Forrest with Giovanna, noting that her response to the news was unsurprisingly affected by her experience with the quads.
I notified our neighbors and friends, and they were a little nervous since no one wanted to be happy for us. I told my closest friends since I wanted their support, even though I reasoned that we shouldn’t actually tell everyone again.
Before I allowed us to feel thrilled, we had to reach the milestones. Ollie said, “Let’s go to the Trafford Center and have a baby grow,” in my memory. I felt a little bit fake. I said, “I dunno.” However, I had a large bump and was hobbling when I realized it was time to take these actions.
“We have a blanket and baby develop.” Then I said, “Oh my gosh. We may now start to be thrilled, I suppose.”