Meghan Markle reveals she suffered miscarriage in July
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
Megan Markle wrote those words in a New York Times column where she revealed the painful details of a miscarriage she suffered in July.
The forthright piece entitled The Losses We Share published on Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving.
She wrote about starting that July day how many moms do: getting breakfast, taking vitamins, picking up random items from the floor and pulling her hair up before getting the baby.
“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand,” she wrote about the miscarriage from this summer. “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.
She went on to discuss the monumental losses of 2020, from the stories she’s heard of people losing loved ones to Covid-19 to the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. Meghan spoke about dealing with grief in the face of social isolation.
Last year, she again spoke frankly about her motherhood journey. It was shortly after Archie was born, and a reporter asked if she was OK.
Her candid response resonated with many.
“I answered him honestly, not knowing that what I said would resonate with so many — new moms and older ones, and anyone who had, in their own way, been silently suffering. My off-the-cuff reply seemed to give people permission to speak their truth. But it wasn’t responding honestly that helped me most, it was the question itself.
” ‘Thank you for asking,’ I said. ‘Not many people have asked if I’m OK.'”
Meghan urged others to start the holiday season by simply asking that question, “Are you OK?”