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As someone who suffered through a miscarriage and a very traumatic one, anytime I hear of another going through the same thing, my heart aches.
It’s truly something I wish on nobody.
With that being said, I just read the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announced They Had A Miscarriage and even though it happened in the summer and we are just hearing about it, my heart still goes out to them.
In a recent opinion piece for the New York Times, the Duchess wrote that she “felt a sharp cramp” while changing the diaper of her first child, Archie back in July.
“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 Markle, Duchess of Sussex
She continued by describing her feelings saying:
“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,”Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
“Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?'”
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” she said.Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
And you know what? She’s so right.
It is an unbearable grief. You constantly wonder what you could have done to prevent it. You wonder if you somehow caused it and you just feel guilty.
She’s also right when she says that it is experienced by many because it’s quite common but not everyone talks about it. I know I didn’t talk about it for a long time because I couldn’t bear the thought or even conversation about it.
My heart truly goes out to Meghan and Harry. I truly hope their hearts can heal from this and if they continue to try to add to their family, I hope future pregnancies are healthy so they never have to go through this again!