Meghan Markle talks to the NY Times about suffering a miscarriage in a moving op-ed untitled “The Losses We Share.” The Duchess revealed being pregnant over the summer, but had a miscarriage while at home with Prince Harry and son Archie. In a touching piece describing the moment it happened she wrote “I knew as I clutched my first born child I was losing my second”.
In a very personal piece she said: “It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib. After changing his diaper, 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.”
She continued to say the hours later she was in hospital holding Harry’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.” She also recalled when she was asked if she was OK by a journalist when she was on the Royal Tour last year and how important that question was to her. And why it is was important to ask each other if we are OK.
You can read the full article here titled “The Losses We Share.” If you or anyone you know has experienced this and would like to talk to someone you can go to The Miscarriage Association. https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/how-we-help/online-support/
Helpline no: 01924 200799.