The former Hollywood actress Meghan Markle, and the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.
Meghan recounted the miscarriage experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second”, she wrote.
According to her, she revealed the incident giving a personal account of the traumatic experience she had in hope of helping others.
However, she and her husband, Prince Harry, have an 18-month-old son, Archie, as their first born child.
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing”, she wrote.
Describing the miscarriage ordeal, Meghan Markle said;
“It was a morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Made 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.”
“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.”