Why Meghan Markle Wants to “Normalize” Talking About Miscarriages

“Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large,” she said. “They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us. My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too.”  

She added, “This is about women’s physical safety. It’s also about economic justice, individual autonomy, and who we are as a society. Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy.”  

Meghan first shared that she had suffered a miscarriage in a powerful November 2020 New York Times piece titled “The Losses We Share.” In the article, Meghan detailed her ordinary July morning with son Archie before she suddenly 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,” she wrote. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”  

Meghan described the “unbearable grief” of losing a child as one that is “experienced by many but talked about by few.”   

“Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” she shared. “In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing.”  

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