When the Duchess of Sussex wrote for the New York Times, she recalled having a miscarriage in July after giving birth to their first child. Archie, May 2019.
In the deeply heartbreaking piece, the 39-year-old stated that she started her day like any other. But after experiencing a « sharp cramp », she knew something was wrong.
« I dropped to the floor with him in my arms and hummed a lullaby to keep us both calm. The happy melody was a stark contrast to my feeling that something was wrong. As I clutched my firstborn child, I knew I was losing my second.
« Hours later, I was lying in a hospital bed holding my husband’s hand. I felt the moisture in his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both of our tears. I stared at the cold white walls and my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we would heal. «
In the powerful report titled « The Losses We Share, » Meghan went on to explain how, in the midst of Prince Harry’s heartbreak, she realized that the only way to heal was to ask if he was okay go.
The Duchess of Sussex also referred to an interview she gave during her and Prince Harry’s tour of South Africa in which an ITV reporter asked, « Are you okay? »
Talking about the number of women who miscarry, Meghan described the loss of a child as « unbearable heartache » « experienced by many but spoken of by few ». .
« In the pain of our loss, my husband and I found that in a room with 100 women, 10 to 20 of them had miscarried. Despite the amazing commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, full of (unjustified) shame and continues a cycle of lonely grief. «
Lucy is a journalist and works for Tyla. After completing her master’s degree in journalism, she worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women’s issues. Northerners, addicted to coffee, says a lot. Contact us at [email protected]
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