(77WABC) – In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, writes of the tragic loss of her second child.
She wrote that she “felt a sharp cramp” while changing the diaper of her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, whom she had with her husband Prince Harry in 2019.
“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,” Meghan wrote. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
She went on to write, “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.”
Around 10% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, but many women also lose a child further into their pregnancies.
Recently, on social media, model Chrissy Teigen shared the loss of her son Jack due to pregnancy complications.
Music artist, Christina Perri known for her hit, “A Thousand Years,” also revealed that she lost her daughter after also suffering pregnancy complications.