Adele Silva's miscarriage heartache

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Former 'Emmerdale' star Adele Silva has revealed she miscarried three times in three years before giving birth to her "miracle" daughter Sienna Evie 12 weeks ago.

Adele Silva miscarried three times in three years before giving birth to her first child.

The 34-year-old actress - who starred as Kelly Windsor in the ITV soap 'Emmerdale' from 1993 until 2011 - welcomed her "miracle" daughter Sienna Evie 12 weeks ago and has admitted she was overwhelmed with emotion immediately after the birth.

Adele - who's engaged to businessman Oliver Farber - recalled: "When I first saw her, I just sobbed. Holding Sienna in my arms was amazing. I just never, ever thought we'd get there... I fell pregnant once a year for three years, and lost each baby.

"The last was the hardest because it was past three months and we thought it was safe. It was a day before our 12-week scan."

Having been through so many ups and downs in recent years, Adele is wary of the threat of postnatal depression - but is thankful it hasn't affected her so far.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I was really lucky. It's not affected me - or it's not affected me yet, because I know it could strike at any time.

"Yet I don't have time to dwell on things. There's always another washload to put on, I need to do the milk, sterilise something - sterilising is the bane of my life!"

Meanwhile, Adele recently landed a role in Channel 4 soap 'Hollyoaks', playing mum Angela Brown, but has insisted she feels under no pressure to lose her post-pregnancy weight to compete with her younger co-stars.

She shared: "If I'd been in my 20s I probably would've been a bit worried, but being that little bit older I think, 'I'll leave that to the young ones now'. Your priorities change when you have a baby. Now I'm just a bit like, 'Whatever!'

"I look at other girls on Hollyoaks and go. 'Wow!' rather than thinking. 'I must aspire to be like that'."

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