The Duchess of Sussex let it all out in a piece for The New York Times.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has recently revealed in an opinion piece for The New York Times that she suffered a miscarriage in July. The article was published on Wednesday, November 25, and contained very raw emotions of the grieving mother.
Meghan's story, The Losses We Share, gained immense social media attention hours after getting published. She believes sharing this "common yet exclusive" trauma is the first step towards healing.
"After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right," she wrote. "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second. Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."
As hard it can be to share such grief, Meghan wants to destigmatize the shame and taboo associated with miscarriage.
"Her honesty and openness today send a powerful message to anyone who loses a baby: this may feel incredibly lonely, but you are not alone," said Sophie King, a midwife at U.K. child-loss charity Tommy's.
The Duchess married Prince Harry in May 2018 and welcomed their son, Archie, the following year. Also, earlier this year, the couple had announced their retirement from Royal duties and titles, citing intrusions of media. They currently reside in Santa Barbara, California.
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