Kathryn Thomas has spoken about how she will talk to her daughter about the miscarriages she suffered before she had her.
The 39-year-old went through two miscarriages before she conceived her baby daughter, Ellie.
She welcomed her little girl in March of this year after the devastation of losing two babies with her fiance Padraig McLoughlin in the three years before
The RTE star said that having a baby became an “all-consuming focus” for her and Padraig.
Their relationship has obviously changed now that they are parents with Kathryn admitting, ''it's hard. Sometimes the baby is the easy part to manage, and the relationship is trickier.''
When it comes to discussing her miscarriages with Ellie when she's older, the Carlow native is adamant that she won't hide anything.
She said, ''I think it’s really important to talk about it, albeit horrifically sad it is.''
She continued, ''all losses are different to different people but I think for me I had to view it as a very real part of pregnancy and something I was allowed to be sad about, wth no stigma.”
The broadcaster, who returned to work a few months after giving birth, says that more support for Irish mums is needed plus the fact that being a stay-at-home parent needs to be seen as a full time job.
She said, ''I’ve got friends who live in Finland and Sweden and their experience is totally different. Being a stay-at-home mum is not considered a job here, and that needs to change. I also don’t believe women are supported enough going back into the workplace either. Childcare costs are a problem too.”
Kathryn is well and truly a force to be reckoned with and we know that Ellie is super lucky to have a mum like her.