Meghan Markle praised by Kym Marsh for ‘breaking the silence around miscarriage’ after Coronation Street star lost son


KYM Marsh praised Meghan Markle for sharing her heartbreaking miscarriage ordeal.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, last week wrote of the moment she knew she was “losing” her second baby in a deeply personal essay for the New York Times.

Kym Marsh, 44, thanks Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex for opening up about her miscarriage

Kym, 44, has had her own experience with miscarriage after tragically losing her baby son Archie in February 2009 who was born 18 weeks early and died soon after his birth.

The Coronation Street star has previously said she didn’t want to talk about the traumatic experience because then “it would be real”.

Now she has opened up about the Duchess’ personal piece calling it “wonderful” because it will help to “lift the stigma and break the silence” around miscarriages.

“When you lose a child you feel so lonely and empty and like the only person who is going through it,” Kym wrote in her OK! magazine column.

Meghan wrote about her shocking ordeal in a New York Times piece

Kym lost her son Archie in 2009 after he was born 18 weeks early

The former Coronation Street star said talking to others about your loss is an important part of the grieving process

“So when you finally have the chance to connect with people who have been through the same thing and are able to identify with you, that really helps.”

Kym added: “It’s not easy when you’re talking about the loss of your own child, but opening up has certainly helped me, and I think talking is an important part of the grieving process.

“For anyone who is feeling the pain of loss, being able to talk will always help.”

Kym was with her ex-husband and Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas when the devastating death happened.

Meghan revealed her miscarriage started in July as she held her one-year-old son, Archie in her hands

She now shares nine-year-old Polly with the actor.

The star has two other children, David, 25, and Emily, 23, who she shares with ex partner Dave Cunliffe.

The Duchess of Sussex revealed her miscarriage heartache, saying she held on to firstborn Archie knowing she was losing her second child.

She called July’s tragedy “an almost unbearable grief”.

Meghan said she shared her story to help end the stigma and silence around miscarriages

In an article for the New York Times, Meghan, 39, said she felt a painful stomach cramp and dropped to the floor with one hand still holding Archie, now 18 months.

Meghan added: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”

She and husband Harry, 36, were taken to hospital where Meghan said she “watched his heart break” as doctors in California broke the news that they had lost their unborn child.

The couple informed the Queen and members of the Royal Family after the miscarriage in July.

The Duchess also revealed the grief her husband, Prince Harry experienced over the loss of their second baby

It is understood Harry was supported by brother William and father Prince Charles in the dark days that followed.

Meghan’s 1,000-word editorial, titled The Losses We Share, described her as a mother, feminist and advocate.

In the article, Meghan also tells of Harry’s devastation.

It is understood Princes Charles and William are supporting the young family

She wrote: “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?’.

Meghan also wrote that “loss and pain have plagued every one of us in 2020” and urged others to ask loved ones that question over the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.”

She said the silence of miscarriages lead to a ‘solitary mourning’

She also wrote of challenging any taboo attached to miscarriages.

Meghan, who did not say how far she was into pregnancy, wrote: “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.

“In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, ten to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.

“Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”


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