Britain’s Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry‘s wife, Meghan Markle has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage back in July in a New York Times opinion article where she opened up about her experience.
In the article titled “The Losses We Share” which was published on Wednesday, Markle penned down her “unbearable grief” and society’s need for empathy at a time of huge loss and isolation.
She describes a normal morning feeding her dogs, taking her vitamins and changing son Archie’s diaper, before feeling a sharp cramp. “I dropped to the floor,” the 39-year-old wrote. Adding, she had a “sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand,” she wrote. “Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal. Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she added.
Despite the “staggering commonality of this pain,” wrote Markle, “the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”
Her deeply personal disclosure, Markle writes, comes amid a wider discussion on the importance of asking each other “Are you OK?” during a time full of tragedy brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and societal reckonings over race.
She added, “this year has brought so many of us to our breaking points. Loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020, in moments both fraught and debilitating.
The former actress, whose mother is Black, has previously spoken out on issues of racism and called the police killing in May of George Floyd, “absolutely devastating” after it sparked global protests.
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