Why It's So Helpful When Meghan Markle, Chrissy Teigen and Other Stars Talk About Pregnancy Loss - E! Online

Why It's So Helpful When Meghan Markle, Chrissy Teigen and Other Stars Talk About Pregnancy Loss

11/25/2020 8:42:00 PM

Why It's So Helpful When Meghan Markle, Chrissy Teigen and Other Stars Talk About Pregnancy Loss

Long believed to be a situation best kept quiet, miscarriages and pregnancy loss are now being openly discussed in Hollywood as stars strive to show others that they're not alone.\r\n

Jersey Shorecouple wasthiscloseto having all of their dreams come true. "The night he came home we actually conceived,"on a Nov. 18 episode ofStrahan, Sara & Keke. "When I found out we were pregnant, I felt like this is why we went through all these challenges for years and that it was our time and it was our blessing."

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Then, "at about six-and-a-half, seven weeks, I miscarried," she shared. Having kept fans apprised of their journey from their wedding to Mike's jail sentence for tax evasion, "I wanted to share it for other people going through it and, you know, just be honest so that I can kind of heal through the process."

Instagram / Claire HoltClaire HoltWhen she miscarried in early 2018, the actress found herself spending hours scouring the Internet looking for other women who understood her pain: "Someone to tell me that the depression and hopelessness were normal. That it wasn't my fault. That I wasn't broken forever," she shared headtopics.com

in an Instagram post. Finding a community of people who could tell her just that inspired her to go public with her story. "It breaks my heart to think that losing a baby feels like something we have to keep to ourselves," continued the star, now mom to 18-month-old son

Jamesand weeks-old daughterElle. "Why is it any different than the death of a loved one? How is it any less meaningful? Here is what I have learned as I begin to crawl out of the dark hole: support is everything."Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Though theScandalalum calls the loss of her first pregnancy "a very painful, triggering topic," she notes, "like so many triggering and painful topics in motherhood, they really, really need to be talked about." When she initially learned there was no heartbeat, her reaction, the mom to 3-year-old

Albee,Katie's Crib, "Was like, 'Okay, let's Olivia Pope the situation—let's fix it. Let's make the schedule. Let's get to the hospital....When can I start trying again?'" But after her dilation and curettage procedure, she shared, "What happens is you have a major hormonal drop-off. And I think I was massively sad for about three months and I was only pregnant for three months." headtopics.com

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTVNicole Kidman"The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough," Kidman offered as reason for opening up about both the miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy she endured during her nearly decade-long marriage to

Tom Cruise. "That's massive grief to certain women. There's an enormous amount of pain and an enormous amount of joy on the other side of it."InstagramThree miscarriages separated the arrivals of Underwood's sonsIsaiah, 5, andJacob

, 20 months. "In the beginning it was like, 'Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn't Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it," she shared inwithCBS Sunday Morning, but she soon found herself struggling to cope as the losses continued. "I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can't," she reasoned of her successful career and happy 10-year marriage to hockey player

Mike Fisher. "Can I be mad? No. And I got mad."Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesWhen the former First Lady suffered a miscarriage before welcoming her first daughterMalia Obamain 1998, "I felt lost and alone and I felt like I failed because I didn't know how common miscarriages were because we don't talk about them," she shared in headtopics.com

last year. "We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we're broken." In an effort to do away with that misnomer, she wrote about her struggleandher experience using IVF to have Malia and 19-year-oldSasha Obama. "I think it's the worst thing that we do to each other as women—not share the truth about our bodies and how they work and how they don't work."

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alcoholawareness Yes keep talking about pregnancy.still births and miscarriages! it's a bit confusing when they demand during all their relationship nonsense the public to respect their privacy 'during this hard time', but open up about the most private issues in human life It's important that women know they are not alone when this happens

I want privacy she said 🤷‍♀️ This is heart wrenching to read.. but it really needs to not be a stigma.