Radio host and comedian Em Rusciano has made a sad confession while appearing on back on air, after taking two weeks off to grieve her miscarriage.
The 38-year-old thanked the “thousands” of fans who had sent their well wishes her way during such a difficult time, however, the 2DayFM host also confessed that she did receive some negative feedback.
“I had someone come up to me on Saturday night — I was at a dinner — to say that I was milking my miscarriage and that I needed to get over it,” she said in between tears to her co-host Harley Breen.
“I only buried my son six days ago ... I don’t know that I’ll ever get over that. I don’t think there’s a timeline on grief.”
Rusciano was 13 weeks pregnant with her son, who she and her husband Scott Barrow named “Ray Valentino” when she miscarried.
The media personality admitted she struggled with how to discuss this painful subject with listeners.
“I wasn’t going to say anything, but I realised that if I disappeared off air for a while there’d be speculation — so I decided to share the story.”
After she went public with the news, the radio host says she had “upwards of 20-odd thousand women” reach out to her.
“It’s deeply personal, and hard not to blame yourself,” she explained.
“To all of you who have been through this, it’s visceral and personal ... and even though it’s common, it’s your own hell and your own personal fortress of pain and regret.
“I would have been 16 weeks this week and I know his due date is going to be awful, so I just want to thank everyone [for their support].”
Rusciano and Barrow share two daughters together.