Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald shares the heartbreaking moment he and wife Belinda lost their daughter

Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald shares the heartbreaking moment he and wife Belinda lost their daughter 2
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Nova radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald shares the heartbreaking moment he and wife Belinda lost their daughter at 15 weeks into the pregnancy

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Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald has shared the devastating loss of his daughter. 

The Nova radio host and his wife Belinda Irons were expecting a baby girl in 2008 when they learned, 15 weeks into the pregnancy, that the child has a severe case of spina bifida.

Speaking to Cameron and Alison Daddo on their podcast Separate Bathrooms this week, the 45-year-old said: She was a severe case, so she wouldn’t have lasted too long, so we had to make a decision.

Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald (left) has shared the devastating loss of his daughter. The Nova radio host and his wife Belinda Irons (right) were expecting a baby girl in 2008 when they learned, 15 weeks into the pregnancy, that the child has a severe case of spina bifida

Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (left) has shared the devastating loss of his daughter. The Nova radio host and his wife Belinda Irons (right) were expecting a baby girl in 2008 when they learned, 15 weeks into the pregnancy, that the child has a severe case of spina bifida

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‘It was a really tough one as well. And what the one thing that I do remember is that I thought, “Oh, this could break us like this is pretty full on”.’

Fitzy says that the doctor suggested they spend time with the baby after the birth, but at first he was reluctant.   

‘The doctor said, “my advice is that you give birth and I think you should have the child and spend some time with the child” and I instantly went, “No, no way. I’m not letting BJ this will really affect her. I’m not letting you do that”.’

Speaking to Cameron and Alison Daddo on their podcast Separate Bathrooms this week, the 45-year-old said: She was a severe case, so she wouldn't have lasted too long, so we had to make a decision'. Pictured together in a throwback photo

Speaking to Cameron and Alison Daddo on their podcast Separate Bathrooms this week, the 45-year-old said: She was a severe case, so she wouldn’t have lasted too long, so we had to make a decision’. Pictured together in a throwback photo 

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However the radio star says the pair eventually decided to go through with the birth and it brought them ‘much closer’.

The couple married in 2008 and have two sons, Hewston, 12, and Lennox, nine. 

In March, Fitzy shared a throwback photo of the couple together alongside a gushing tribute on their 14th wedding anniversary.  

The couple married in 2008 and have two sons, Hewston, 12, and Lennox, nine. All pictured

The couple married in 2008 and have two sons, Hewston, 12, and Lennox, nine. All pictured 

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’14 year anniversary married to the crème de la crème. The best thing that ever happened to me apart from out bustling Glen Jakovich in the square at Subiaco Oval (went back at slotted it)’ he wrote. 

‘A woman that recites A Tribe Called Quest lyrics, can mysteriously change outfits numerous times at house parties and has insistently asked me for a kiss before leaving the house at 5am in the morning for the last 16 years. 

‘I will love you more than you will ever know’. 

In March, Fitzy shared a gushing tribute on their 14th wedding anniversary. 'I will love you more than you will ever know' he wrote

In March, Fitzy shared a gushing tribute on their 14th wedding anniversary. ‘I will love you more than you will ever know’ he wrote 

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