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Meghan Markle breaks taboo and talks about miscarriage

Meghan writes that it happened in July just after changing her son Archie. “After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I fell to the floor with him still in my arms. To keep us calm, I hummed a lullaby.” The happy song, according to Meghan, was a stark contrast to what had just happened. “While I was holding my first child, I knew I was going to lose my second.”

The Duchess of Sussex was hospitalized. “Hours later I was in a hospital bed and held my husband’s hand. I felt his moist hands and kissed the outside of his hand. It was wet with all the tears.”

According to Meghan, the most excruciating form of grieving is losing a child and yet few people talk about it. She and Harry found out that if there were a hundred women in a room, ten to twenty of them had miscarried. “Despite this common pain, the conversation about it remains taboo.”

She follows the example of women who went before her. “Some have bravely shared their stories. They have opened the door, knowing that if someone tells the real story, others will follow.” Meghan emphasizes in her opinion piece that it is always important to ask how people are really doing. “When they really listen to our answers, the grieving process becomes easier. For all of us. When we share our pain together, we can also heal together.”


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