Many women spend years grieving the loss of a baby. Sadly it’s a common event, but due to social stigmas, shame and embarrassment many women choose not to share their stories and keep them bottled up inside.
A handful of celebrities are now opening up about their struggles with miscarriage, and attempting to pave the way for others to engage in conversations in the hopes of leading other women to healing.
Miscarriage is a common yet little talked about tragedy that impacts roughly 10 to 20 percent of known pregnant women, the CDC reports.
Celebrities such as Beyonce and former The View television host Lisa Ling share their miscarriage stories. During the opening of the video compilation segment, viewers see Beyonce being interviewed by Oprah about her decision to share her miscarriage publicly in her 2013 autobiography documentary, “Life Is But a Dream”
Women shouldn't be afraid to talk about miscarriages. Beyoncé, Céline Dion and Mariah Carey are just a few who are speaking out.
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The singer behind “Lemonade” explains that her decision to do so, is based on her belief that, “there are so many couples that go through that.”
While in another interview, Lisa Ling shares, “When I first found out that I had miscarried I was so devastated. I had felt like a failure.” And singer Pink states that, “I didn’t want to talk about it. I was really nervous. I have had a miscarriage before.”
Even Mariah Carey and Lindsey Lohan, both women who have also experienced miscarriage before, state in separate interviews about how tough it was for them to process the loss. And breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic, a woman who has been very public about her battle to get pregnant, also stated how heartbreaking it was to hear the news that she had miscarried.
The video ends with Beyonce stating, “I’m not the only one to go through this. There are so many people that go through this.”
If you or someone you know is grieving from a miscarriage, check out Through the Heart, a non-profit that has pregnancy loss support and education information.
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