Immeasurable pain. In a long text published on the New York Times, Meghan Markle confided to having lived a real tragedy a few months ago. Installed in Los Angeles with Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex suffered a miscarriage. “It was a July morning that started as normally as any other day,” she said. (…) After changing her diaper, I felt a severe cramp. I let myself go. fall to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune contrasting sharply with my feeling that something was wrong. I knew, holding my firstborn, that I was losing my second.” This tragedy that many women know, several other members of the royal family have lived before her. Notably Sophie from Wessex, who lost her baby in 2001.
Pregnant with her first child, the wife of Prince Edward, who had not yet announced the news to Elizabeth II, had an ectopic pregnancy which brought her urgently to the hospital. The Countess, who had collapsed in pain in the Wessex mansion near Windsor, was then flown by helicopter to the King Edward VII in London to undergo an operation led by the Queen’s doctor. Two years after this terrible ordeal, Sophie of Wessex gave birth to her first child, Lady Louise, born with an eye disease and placed in a neonatal unit for several weeks. Years later, a second child joined the family. Like her and Meghan Markle, Zara Tindall has also experienced the pain of losing a child. A first time in November 2016 and a second time, a few months later.
Zara Tindall: “It happens to many families”
In 2016, Zara Phillips and her husband, Mark Tindall, were expecting their second child. Already parents of a little Mia Grace, they were delighted to nurse again. But a few months pregnant, the rider lost her baby. “Zara and Mike very unfortunately lost their baby, announced their spokesperson. At this difficult time, we ask everyone to respect their privacy.” A few months later, Zara Tindall relived the pain of losing a child. Devastated, she waited until 2018 and the birth of her second daughter, Mia, to discuss this subject. “You have to let a period pass when you don’t talk about it, because it’s raw. But as with everything, time heals us, she confided then. It happens to many families, but fortunately I ‘ve heard many stories from people who have had children after miscarriages. ”
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