When I had my first miscarriage a few years ago, I was devastated. And while I needed to talk about the loss and what I was going through, many people seemed unsure of how to respond. But even more would send me messages or call to explain how they also went through a miscarriage but they didn’t tell anyone. They felt they had to keep that grief private. It seems ridiculous, to grieve the loss of a pregnancy all alone.
But more and more people are speaking up about their pregnancy losses, including the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Markle writes about her miscarriage and the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding people that it doesn’t hurt to offer kindness and ask others if they are “doing okay.”
The essay is called “The Losses We Share” and it begins with a scene from a morning every mom can imagine: making breakfast, feeding the dogs, collecting toys and clothes from the floor and preparing your children for…
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