Rebecca Adlington confirmed the tragic news on Sunday (Picture: Instagram)
Rebecca Adlington has confirmed in a devastating social media post that her daughter was stillborn at 20 weeks on Friday.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘I don’t really have the words for right now but unfortunately, we went for our 20-week scan this week and they discovered no heartbeat.
‘I gave birth to our angel, Harper, on Friday at 7pm. We held her and had time with her. We will forever love and always remember her.’
She continued: ‘We can’t thank the staff at Wythenshawe enough. (213 Rachel, Emma and Keeley, your kindness and care throughout was simply incredible.
‘And Andy, your selfless support, love and help is truly amazing. I couldn’t of survived without you. I don’t have the strength or words right now and don’t feel ready to share this news.’
Rebecca went on: ‘However, I can’t pretend to be ok or fake a smile. I can’t have people ask me how pregnancy is or when I am due as I still look pregnant. I don’t have the strength to tell this news individually. We are so truly heartbroken. Our beautiful girl. Rest in peace.’
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Rebecca shared a statement on Instagram.