‘I thought I would die’: Lisa Snowdon reveals she suffered a devastating miscarriage live on air after violent attack from abusive ex and details ‘regret’ over past abortion
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Lisa Snowdon has revealed she suffered a devastating miscarriage live on air after a violent attack from an abusive ex boyfriend.
The TV and radio presenter, 51, also admitted that she ‘regrets’ terminating a pregnancy due to another ‘destructive’ relationship as she candidly discussed her past trauma.
Lisa bravely opens up about her past in her new book, Just Getting Started, revealing that one ex left her with life-long injuries and scoliosis.
In quotes obtained by The Sun, she recalled being left with a black eye, broken arm and bruises from her attacker when she was just 19-years-old.
She wrote: ‘He would hold me up against a wall, both of his hands around my throat, my feet dangling off the ground and squeeze my neck and strangle me until I thought I would die.’
Awful: Lisa Snowdon, 51, has revealed she suffered a devastating miscarriage live on air after a violent attack from an abusive ex boyfriend
After falling pregnant she made the difficult decision to terminate the pregnancy, not wishing to bring a child into the world ‘with a father like that.’
She wrote: ‘I think about that baby, even more so now that I can’t have kids and have left it too late to start a family. In my darkest moments, I blame myself for choosing to end a life, which leaves me devastated.’
Lisa detailed how she later suffered at the hands of another boyfriend after managing to escape her previous relationship.
Aged 41, the TV personality found out she was expecting again, however was stuck in a cycle of dating ‘inappropriate men.’
Lisa said how early scans had revealed the baby’s heartbeat was faint and it wasn’t growing as it should.
Devastatingly she recalled being ‘violently attacked’ by her partner and as she headed into work suffered a miscarriage on air.
‘I am convinced the reason for my miscarriage was yes, partly due to the egg quality, but also because my partner had attacked me in the street the night before, shaking me violently and throwing me up against some metal shop-front shutters,’ she said.
Lisa’s new book aims to help other women, especially those who are going through menopause, she spoke out on the stigma of talking about the menopause and taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as treatment recently.
Candid: The TV star also admitted that she ‘regrets’ terminating another pregnancy due to another ‘destructive’ relationship as she candidly discussed her past trauma in her book
Brave: In quotes obtained by The Sun , she recalled being left with a black eye, broken arm and bruises from her attacker when she was just 19-years-old
In an interview with Women’s Health UK, the TV and radio presenter reflected on how she managed her symptoms after she went into perimenopause aged 44.
She told how HRT ‘really helped’ her and why she is supporting a campaign to make it more accessible.
Lisa told the magazine: ‘I’m part of the Menopause Mandate campaign calling for HRT to be free on the NHS in England, like it is in Scotland and Wales.
‘Since I went into perimenopause at 44, HRT has really helped me, but there’s still some stigma around taking it – much like talking about the menopause in general.’