‘Saddest moment’: Bach star’s miscarriage
Former Bachelor contestant Heather Maltman has opened up about the heartbreak of suffering a miscarriage.
The 34-year-old actress and podcast producer from Sam Wood's season of The Bachelor revealed that she and her partner, photographer Matt Baker, were taking some time away from their ONE podcast to heal after losing their first child together.
"@baksey01 and I have decided to end the ONE podcast for its first season, And pick it up again in 2020," Heather wrote on Instagram.
"After the last 2 months. And having to say goodbye to our little person Llewy … We need time to heal."
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🌸👼🏻 @baksey01 and I have decided to end the ONE podcast for its first season. And pick it up again in 2020. After the last 2 months. And having to say good bye to our little person Llewy... We need time to heal. We named you Llewy after the name Lewis from @gogonads and @tonylewis52... 🌸👼🏻 I have gotten over 100 direct messages from women. And Matt has gotten both men and women... share an out pour of what they went through. And how scared they are to talk about miscarriage openly. So we are going to start a new relationship podcast. And we will talk about all the things. People are too scared to discuss. So that will happen in the next few weeks to come. Huge thanks to @bodyarmour.au for being so fucking amazing too and just loving the work we are doing. I’ve gotten your messages fellow listeners of the episodes for ONE together, and we won’t leave you hanging. Promise. ✨ But I’m the mean time. To everyone who helped me in and out of hospital over the last 2 weeks. And the women and men at Randwick Macquarie ward. Who helped me after a strong reaction to medication. Not to mention the complications that resulted in surgery... Thank you!!!! With all my heart. Dr Nora Abev. You were my hero. From start to now. You were there every scarey step of the way. And when no one listened when I said something was wrong. You stood in and said something for me. Any woman who needs a great female GP during pregnancy. Go to her in Sydney. She’s the best person I’ve ever met!!! #mumlife #ripllewy #randwickhospital #mumanddadforever #onetogetherpodcast #oneconciousness #community #spiritual #meditation #findyourself #takearisk #whatareyou #beanewyou #bethefutureyou #podcast
"We named you Llewy after the name Lewis from @gogonads and @tonylewis52 … I have gotten over 100 direct messages from women. And Matt has gotten both men and women … sharing an outpour of what they went through. And how scared they are to talk about miscarriage openly."
She continued that following their difficult journey, they've decided to start a new podcast
together where they'll talk about "all of the things people are too scared to discuss" when it comes to relationships.
The former SCA's 90.9 Sea FM radio host made the emotional revelation two weeks after she posting a picture from her hospital bed, praising her partner Matt for his support.
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This man has been sleeping on hospital floors for me and taking me to the toilet. And not left my side for days. I’ve been in and out of Randwick for one of the saddest moments of our journey so far. It’s his birthday. And for his birthday. I will go into surgery. While he goes to work and comes back by the time I get out. He will wait by my side until I go under. And has been getting minimal sleep. He has been picking up my slack for work. And just been... fucking everything to me. There was no podcast this week. And I’m so sorry to the over 4000 people who listen in every week. I wanted to make sure to let you know what was happening. As you’re so committed to our stories. I wanted to be honest with you. When I’m ready I’ll explain what’s happened. But I just wanted to share how much I love this wonderful man. Who has been there no matter what. And say to everyone hitting a rough patch. It will get better. Stay tough. You got this. Find those people who are your rock. And let them love you. @johnmcaldwell_ you have been my best friend through this. And I will never forget it. The people in my current live show @convictfootprints, my new work family @blackfischstories... my best girls @celebrity_trainer_emily @billiemusk and my mum and dad. Plus nurse Jackie. I love you. Thank you. And I cannot wait to get back to improv with my gurus. #onetogetherpodcast
Heather shared with fans that while she was in and out of Randwick hospital in Sydney, Matt - her "rock" - never left her side, sleeping on the floor and taking her to the toilet.
She recalled that at the time the photo was taken, it was "one of the saddest moments" of their journey together because it was Matt's birthday.
"He will wait by my side until I go under. And has been getting minimal sleep. He has been picking up my slack for work. And just been … f***ng everything to me," Heather said.
In 2016, the former reality star revealed she suffered a miscarriage once before after her partner at the time wasn't able to buy the morning after pill.
Heather teared up on the program as she told the hosts the pain "still affects" her.
She said the experience "was one of the most crazy moments of my life".
Heather captured the hearts of Australia back in 2015 when she appeared on The Bachelor season two.
Earlier this year, Heather left her radio gig at SCA's 90.9 Sea FM to focus on her and Matt's podcast.