The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle recently revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July this year. She described it as a feeling of “unbearable grief”. Further, she spoke about going through an emotionally traumatic experience before she found herself in a hospital bed with her husband by her side. Last year, the 39-year-old Markle and Prince Harry had their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor. Markle’s pregnancy was announced in October 2018.
Writing in The New York Times, Markle recalled a Summer morning in July when she felt a “sharp cramp” and hours later, woke up in a hospital bed and watched “my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine”. She briefed that she was changing her son’s nappy when she felt a cramp and had somehow endured the pain to keep her son calm at that moment.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Markle wrote in a powerful post.
“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,” the Duchess wrote.
Markle also highlighted that many women like her suffer from miscarriages. However, the conversation around the topic remains “taboo, riddled with (unwarranted shame)”.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she said and urged others to take the time this Thanksgiving to ask family and friends “Are you OK?”
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“Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal,” Markle wrote adding that “loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020”.
Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle got married in May 2018. They moved to California after stepping back as senior royals in January.
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