Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Meghan Markle opens up about having a miscarriage

 The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she tragically miscarried her second child in July.

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The former actress - who has son Archie, 18 months, with husband Prince Harry - candidly recalled how she experienced a "sharp cramp" while changing her little boy's nappy in July and knew straight away that she was "losing" her baby.

She wrote in the New York Times newspaper: "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.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."

Meghan, 39, was then taken to hospital and described how both she and her husband were in tears as they came to terms with their devastating loss.

Meghan admitted her grief was "almost unbearable" and she has used her experience to call for people to be more open about their feelings, and to really listen to others when asking them how they feel.

She wrote: "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.

"Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.

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