Following her miscarriage Meghan Markle opens up about her tragic experience back in July. Markle revealed the pain and “unbearable grief” she endured.
Meghan also gave a detailed account to the New York Times about how one day all of a sudden she felt a sharp pain whilst holding her son Archie.
In the article she describes the exact moment she knew something wasn’t right:
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan Markle writes about her miscarriage. Today, we are sharing an essay by the Duchess of Sussex about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year. https://t.co/xCJbgPgufq
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) November 25, 2020
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she explains.
“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.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
Her grief was made all that more difficult considering she is very much in the public eye.
Meghan explained how she attempted to put on a “brave face” for the public, but that inside she was suffering.
In her powerful account, “The Losses We Share”, she explores the pain both her and Prince Harry experienced.
“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.”
She also reflected on an interview she gave during her and Prince Harry’s tour of South Africa, which started in September of last year.
A reporter posed a question: “Are you okay?” she responded: “Thank you for asking. Not many people have asked if I’m OK.”
Meghan Markle writes powerful essay about suffering miscarriage https://t.co/7qpPF6nZB3
— The Independent (@Independent) November 25, 2020
Earlier this year Meghan and Harry stepped down from their royal duties and relocated to the US with Archie.
Meghan highlighted that miscarriage is far from a rare tragedy, there still appears to be a taboo surrounding the subject in today’s society.
No woman should ever have to feel like they need to put on a brave face while suffering from such an unimaginable grief.
Meghan wanted to speak out in an effort to encourage others to do the same.
Perhaps society should explore ways in which people can move forward better.
The loss of any child is so heartbreaking nobody should have to endure this pain.