Just two weeks after she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage in an emotional social media post, Em Rusciano has opened up about being accused of exploiting her heartbreak for publicity.
The 38-year-old radio host shared the shocking confession with her co-host Harley Breen when she returned to the airwaves for the first time since losing baby Ray at 13 weeks.
“I had someone come up to me and say I’m milking my miscarriage,” she said live on-air this morning.
“I just buried my son six days ago and I don’t know if I’ll ever get over it.”
“I had a miscarriage and it’s been the most bizarre experience and fortnight of my life,” the mother-of-two continued.
“It’s been a time of questioning all I hold dear.”
Speaking openly about her devastating loss, the former Australian Idol contestant explained she felt “betrayed” by her body.
“It’s deeply personal and it happens inside your body… It’s hard not to blame yourself.”
Fighting back tears Rusciano added: “I’m finding it very painful to talk about it now and I’m, reliving it now. I feel like every time I laugh or have fun I’m betraying his memory
“I found myself Googling, ‘Where do I bury my fetus?’”
This article originally appeared on New Idea