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Entertainment

Web Desk
November 28, 2020

Meghan Markle's moving essay on pregnancy loss lauded by UK-based charities

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Meghan Markle's decision to open up about the heartbreaking experience lauded by UK charities

Meghan Markle collected immense love and prayers after she got candid about suffering  a devastating miscarriage in July, in an op-ed piece she penned for the New York Times. 

The Duchess of Sussex's decision to open up about the heartbreaking experience, despite the stigma attached to it, has been lauded by UK charities.

UK Marriage Association said it was extremely brave of Markle to take the step. 

National director Ruth Bender Atik said, “If anyone in the public eye has a miscarriage it tends to be a story but it has extra power when it comes from her, this couple.”

Atik was impressed by how the Duchess of Sussex is "trying to reduce the taboo and sharing feelings openly and encouraging people to offer support because people often feel very unsupported and alone when they have a miscarriage."

Atik said she believes Markle has done a great service to all women, as well as the rest of the society.

"She has done a great service in just getting the subject talked about. It’s an uncomfortable kind of subject, it’s about women’s bodies and bleeding and also about the pain of grief and loss," Atik explained. 

"The Great British way of dealing with this kind of thing is to hope people will buck up and people tend to say things like ‘at least it was early, or at least you already have a child, or can try again.’ What you really want for people to say is ‘I’m sorry for your loss, how are you doing?’ She talked about how grateful she was that somebody asked how she was doing," she concluded.