Former Big Brother star Bree Amer-Wilkes has opened up about the stillbirth of her son Archie.
The 35-year-old recounted the heartbreaking story to the Daily Mail Australia.
"It's your worst nightmare," Bree, who is married to Evan Wilkes, told the outlet. "All your hopes and dreams you had for this little person just comes crashing down."
Former Big Brother star Bree Amer-Wilkes (here in 2008) has recounted the heartbreaking story of the stillbirth of her son Archie. Source: Getty
Bree recalled to the publication how her she noticed her bump "wasn't getting any bigger" at 30 weeks, but her doctor "assured [she] was a good size".
However, at 37 weeks, in April 2015, the former reality star's midwife was not able to locate a heartbeat.
Bree, who shot to fame on Big Brother in 2004, had developed some blood clots on her placenta which prevented the right nutrients from getting to the foetus.
Bree, who is now married to Evan Wilkes, felt like her bump hadn't been developing as it should have been. Source: Instagram
"The hardest part to deal with was knowing Archie's death was completely preventable," she told DMA. "I had all the warning sings but they were all ignored."
Last year on the anniversary of Archie's stillbirth the Australian TV personality shared a heart-wrenching photo of her and Evan holding Archie's small hand to Instagram.
"Our hearts and our world is forever broken in 2 (sic)," she captioned the photo. "Your Mum & Dad wanted nothing more in life than to meet and love you."
Bree shared this photo on Instagram on the one year anniversary of Archie's stillbirth. Source: Instagram / @breeamer
"The light in our lives is, and always will be that little bit darker without you in it," Bree also wrote. "If love could have saved you, you would be here with us celebrating your little life today."
Bree and Evan are now parents to nine-month-old Hunter Wilkes.
Bree welcomed son Hunter earlier this year. Source: Instagram / @breeamer
The couple welcomed their son into the world in February this year.
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