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Golf legend Jason Day and wife Ellie reveal miscarriage

Jason Day of Australia speaks to the media during a press conference following his round in the Australian Open Golf Championship Pro Am at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Jason Day of Australia speaks to the media during a press conference following his round in the Australian Open Golf Championship Pro Am at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY DEAN LEWINS

GOLF superstar Jason Day's wife Ellie has tragically lost their third child to miscarriage.

In an emotional statement on social media yesterday, the mother-of-two said she found out the baby no longer had a heartbeat shortly after announcing her pregnancy on November 4.

"I was devastated," she said.

"Two-and-a-half weeks went by with me battling my heart and brain about what was happening in my body, wondering why this wouldn't just be over."

Mrs Day said she lost the baby on November 23, Thanksgiving Day in the US.

"Initially, I felt complete despair. And then I saw the baby. Fully intact," she wrote.

"Tiny, perfect head and face and arms and legs.

"This was a perfectly well thought-out, precious life formed in my belly, and it most certainly went straight to the arms of Jesus."

A post shared by Ellie Day (@elliedaybdf) on

Speaking about the experience, Mrs Day said her heart goes out to the other women who have suffered as she has.

"I hope you know you aren't alone and I hope you feel God wrap his arms around you when you feel the depths of sorrow and loss," she said.

The Day family have two children, Dash, 5, and daughter Lucy, 2.

About 100,000 Australian families lose a child due to miscarriage each year.

Anyone affected by the death of a baby can call the Sands National Hotline on 1300 072 637

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