"It's not something I've really spoken about, not something that I've talked to many people about, but I feel very very passionately that miscarriage is a conversation that needs to be had in an open forum."
Laura explained how she and Matt were “really excited” to learn they were expecting again and had already had their scans.
“A week later, I felt different and I knew something was wrong and I knew it was happening again,” she said. "I guess I never thought I would be someone who would have one miscarriage, let alone someone who would have two miscarriages."
The first time the couple miscarried, the pregnancy was unplanned, albeit a nice surprise.
"I miscarried at around the nine-week mark," she said. "The thing that I really struggled with in that pregnancy was the fact that I almost felt like I wasn't allowed to be so upset, because it wasn't planned. It felt unreasonable for me to feel that much pain and that much loss that I hadn't planned.”
"I also felt incredibly alone,” she continued. “I didn't know anybody who had miscarried and I thought there's something wrong with me."
Laura hopes that by being so open with her story, it helps other women to feel more comfortable voicing their pain.
"I've spoken about it because I really do feel like there's still this stigma that's surrounding miscarriage," she explained.
"I remember when I first had a miscarriage how I felt just so incredibly alone. I didn't feel that there was a community of people I could go to. I felt a lot of guilt and I felt like there must be something wrong with me. That silence really adds to the feeling of 'What's wrong with me?' It is painful and it is lonely, but it doesn't need to be quite so lonely and the more that we talk about it and the more that we destigmatise it, then I feel other women who are going through the same thing may feel more supported."