"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second"

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed she had a miscarriage in July.

In personal article for the New York Times, Meghan opened up about the loss that she and Prince Harry suffered earlier this year.

Meghan and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, had their first child, Archie, on 6 May 2019.

This summer they endured “an almost unbearable grief” with the loss of their second baby.

In the article, she describes feeling a sharp pain while she was holding son, Archie.

She wrote: “I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.

“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.

“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they made the decision to talk about their miscarriage as the topic is “experienced by many, but talked about by few”.

Read the article on: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytopinion

About 14000 women a year suffer a miscarriage in Ireland. Support is available with a variety of organisations, visit here for details: https://pregnancyandinfantloss.ie/support-links/