Meghan Markle reveals she suffered a miscarriage in July

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July, feeling “almost unbearable grief”.

In an opinion piece titled “The Losses, We Share” for The New York Times, the Duchess, 39, revealed that she had lost her second unborn child in July.

“I knew, by hugging my firstborn, that I was losing my second,” Meghan said in the article. Meghan and Prince Harry had their first child, Archie, on May 6, 2019.

She described the experience as “an almost unbearable heartbreak experienced by many but of which a few have spoken”.

Meghan Markle revealed that she started the day like any other before suffering a sharp pain in her stomach and instantly realizing she was losing her baby.

“It was a July morning that started as normally as any other day. After changing my son’s diaper, I felt a severe cramp. I collapsed to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the happy melody contrasting sharply with my feeling that something was wrong. I knew, grabbing my firstborn, I was losing my second, ” she wrote.

Meghan Markle says she wrote the article about her own loss to encourage others to talk about it. Justifying the timing for her article, she wrote: “This year, many of us are reaching our breaking points. So, for Thanksgiving, let’s commit to asking others: Are you okay? ”, She added.

“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10-20 of them would have suffered a miscarriage. Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning, ”she says.

The intimate details shared in the article are in stark contradiction to the usual policies of top executives of the British Royal Family, who reveal almost nothing about their personal lives.

Meghan Markle is the first royal to describe the ‘unbearable heartbreak’ of losing a baby. Zara Tindall suffered two miscarriages while Sophie, Countess of Wessex, lost a baby in 2001.

Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, never discussed her private life in a media interview during her 68-year reign.

Meghan and Harry stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States earlier this year.

Source: Agencies

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