Meghan Markle reveals having had a miscarriage


Posted: Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 11:45

End the taboo
Meghan Markle was then admitted to hospital. She recalls this passage, in this sanitized environment that reminds her of a painful period during a trip to South Africa: “A few hours later, I was lying in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the wetness of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet with our tears. Looking at the cold white walls, my eyes froze. I tried to imagine how we would heal. I remembered a time last year when Harry and I were wrapping up a long tour of South Africa. I was exhausted. I was breastfeeding our baby and trying to keep a brave face in the public eye. "


As for the grief experienced, she confides: “Losing a child means bearing an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but of which few people speak. In pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that out of every 100 women, 10-20 of them could suffer a miscarriage. Yet despite the common and staggering nature of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame and perpetuating a cycle of lonely mourning. "

Speaking openly about this subject, she follows the inspiring approach of some women to make “the burden of grief” “lighter for all of us”. “Some bravely shared their stories; they opened the door. "And to clarify:" By being invited to share our pain, we are taking the first steps towards healing together. "