Fitness guru Sophie Guidolin describes the agony of giving birth to a stillborn daughter
A Gold Coast fitness star has detailed her agony after the birth of her stillborn daughter.
Super fit mum Sophie Guidolin hinted in December that she is expecting her first baby with her doctor husband Andrew Firgaira – just a month after the couple tied the knot.
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But on Wednesday, the 33-year-old, who has four children from her previous marriage, shared that their daughter, Pixie, was stillborn on January 25.
On Friday, Guidolin posted a heartbreaking message with a trigger warning to her 549,000 Instagram followers.
“Some souls are already born angels, pixie you my little girl will always be that memory,” she wrote, sharing a black and white image of the baby’s hand touching hers. “I know my life will never be the same again. “Thank you to those who flew in, rallied around me, made funeral decisions beyond my capabilities at this time, showered and dressed me, held my hand when I sobbed, we are there when I woke up in recovery, I will forever be thankful.”
Guidolin began a previous post with a trigger warning to other moms-to-be, before saying she “can’t begin to articulate my pain, sadness, and despair through my whole soul.”
“On Wednesday January 25th, a day I will never forget, my life changed forever,” she told her followers.
“I gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Pixie, via cesarean section, stillborn.
“I’m trying to trust God’s timing and I’ve always believed that the universe has my back and no matter how confusing it all feels, I’m trying to make sense of that grief with my faith.
“I feel so guilty for my thoughts and would do anything to feel that pain because of this harrowing experience.”
The mother said she “didn’t even have the words to write or understand it.”
She thanked her doctor and the hospital’s delivery team, before thanking family and friends for “dropping everything … during the hardest time of my life.”
“Maybe some souls were always meant to be angels,” she said, before ending the post with “Pixie I love you.”
Her supporters have expressed their sadness at Guidolin’s loss.
“No words Soph,” one person wrote.
“I send you all the love in the world.”
“Sending you so much love and prayers Sophie my heart breaks for you,” wrote another.
Guidolin has been candid online during her difficult pregnancy journey.
On Jan. 8, she reported from the hospital and shared that while she loved the pregnancy, “I’m so exhausted, I’m sick.”
“[I share]the not so incredible side of this pregnancy so far as I never want someone to click my page and see a photo and assume all is sunshine which makes them feel alone,” she said.
“As documented, I loved the pregnancy. Every single moment, every kick, even the illness became more bearable because a miracle was born.”
On Monday, Guidolin shared an Instagram versus Reality photo series, the first of which was a cute photo with her daughter, showing off her pregnant belly.
The second was from Guidolin sitting on the beach with a puke bag.
“I endured about 20 minutes in the heat, the sun, and the public display of my illness (I literally just have to laugh because I’m crying the rest of the time),” she said.
“I don’t really have many words other than living in a space of gratitude for the strength of other women who have been through this, my four healthy children, and the simplicity of health when you have it.”
The personal trainer married husband Andrew Firgaira in November after they became engaged in June 2022.
A month later, she shared a picture with two weakly positive pregnancy tests.
“Hellooooo subscribers…can you see a double line here?” Is this a honeymoon bebe?” she wrote in December.
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