Georgina survived with one of the twins

Ella was born one of twins. Sadly, her sister died in my womb and it’s why my heart now goes out to Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez, who announced on Monday that while their daughter had been born safely, her twin brother had died. They’ve made a point of telling the world they are delighted to have a baby girl to take home. But I know that doesn’t disguise their pain for one second. The day my twins were born was both the happiest and the most traumatic of my life.  Simultaneously celebrating being a mum and mourning the loss of a child is like being split in two. And while the sorrow eases over time — no-one could live with that intensity of emotion for ever — it never completely goes away.