Tammy Hembrow's sister, Emilee, has revealed that she has lost her unborn baby at 30 weeks pregnant.
The 28-year-old social media influencer from the Gold Coast took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news with her 1.1 million followers.
Emilee posted a black and white image of a woman and an angel alongside the caption:
"Truly to God we belong, and truly to Him we shall return. God doesn't give a person a burden which they can't not handle in this life."
She described the loss of her little boy, Jamal Reign Ada, as "the hardest test".
"There is really no test harder that a person can face, than a loss of their child," she wrote. "The bond that is created between the mother and her child, through pregnancy forms the strongest of bonds."
In the name of god, the most merciful the most compassionate. Truly to god we belong and truly to him we shall return. God doesn’t give a person a burden which they can’t not handle in this life. There is really no test harder that a person can face, than a loss of their child. The bond that is created between the mother and her child, through pregnancy forms the strongest of bonds. God loves those who are patient through hardship. This world is short, and we believe our angel Jamal Reign Ada is waiting at the gates of paradise for mum and dad with open arms. Rest In Peace our little angel🤍
Friends and follower's of Emilee's flooded her social media page with messages of love and support.
Fitness influencer Ashy Bynes commented: "I am SO sorry. I cannot even begin to imagine. RIP little guy. Sending you so much love."
Emily Skye, who gave birth to her second child just last week said: "Oh Emilee my heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry. I'm praying and thinking of you. Sending all my love to you and your family."
PR maven and mum-of-two Roxy Jaceneko wrote: "Sending love beautiful girl - so sorry for your loss."
Jamal is Emilee's third child. She is also mum to three-year-old Aaliyah, and one-year-old Gabriel.
The influencer, who announced the pregnancy in February, had previously posted about how much she was looking forward to expanding her family and shared regular updates about her pregnancy journey.
"We are over the moon to be expecting a new addition to the family. I've always dreamed of having a big family & we are so thankful to be able to give the kids another sibling... Thanking god for our little blessing everyday."
The loss of a baby during pregnancy is absolutely devastating at any stage, but technically a miscarriage describes the loss of a baby before 20 weeks of pregnancy and stillbirth describes the loss after 20 weeks.
Sadly, stillbirth is not uncommon, with about 1 in 100 births in Australia a stillbirth or newborn death.
If you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth and needs help and support, please go to sands.org.au or call the 24-hour helpline 1300 072 637.