Pregnant Sam Bailey says she’s ‘scared every day’ that she’ll lose her baby, after suffering a devastating miscarriage 4 years ago.
The X Factor winner is now going for weekly scans to monitor her pregnancy at a private clinic, according to the Mirror.
The prison-warden-turned-singer only discovered she was pregnant 4 weeks ago.
“I’m scared every day that I’ll lose the baby,” she says. “It’s a horrible feeling, so I need reassurance. I’ve been there before and I know how hard it is.
“As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I wanted to see for myself that my baby was OK. When I heard a heartbeat the first time, it was a massive relief.
“I have signed up to a clinic where I can go in whenever I like to check everything’s OK. But when I walk in there I’m very nervous. It’s definitely worth it because, otherwise, I know the worry and stress will get on top of me and start to affect my work. I can’t let that happen. It would be bad for the baby too.”
The mum-of-2 suffered a miscarriage 4 years ago – the baby she lost would have been the twin of her son, Tommy.
“I had always wanted another child,” Sam says, “but work and money had always got in the way. Craig [her husband] worried he was too old to have another child at 40, so we weren’t trying.
“When I found out I was pregnant, it was a shock to us both. I was happy, but there was that worry that I was going to miscarry again.
“I realised I was six weeks gone and it brought back that fear because that was the same early stage when I lost my other baby.
“At the time when I was pregnant with Tommy, I had no idea I was carrying his twin as well.
“It was only after the miscarriage that I found out I had lost a child and it hit me really hard. But I had Tommy and that was a happy thing. I told myself that, for whatever reason, that other baby wasn’t meant to be and that was what was supposed to happen. But I know this is meant to be and I am just praying nothing happens to spoil it.”
The 36-year-old is currently performing as part of the X Factor finalists’ tour, but will be taking it easy to minimise any risk.
“I’m sure I’ll be OK,” she says, “because I just sing and walk around a little in the show. There is nothing strenuous. Everyone knows what I have been through before and they are all looking after me.
“I’m pleased that everyone has been so supportive but, if I was made to chose between a baby and my career, of course I would chose the baby. My family comes first – and I can’t wait until there are five of us.”