It's one of the worst things a couple can go through in life, and in the last couple of years, people are finally talking more openly about miscarriages. A whole string of celebrities have come out and shared their stories, talking about the devastation they experienced during such a dark period.
By sharing their grief with such a big platform, they've made miscarriages go from something many women hide and feel ashamed of, to something we can all talk openly about.
In a video shared to her Twitter, the soccer star said, "Yes, my husband and I get to practice equality from the very beginning, with one boy and one girl. Miniature soccer team on the way."
The announcement comes after she opened up to Elle magazine about a 2018 miscarriage. Her last pregnancy was also twins, and during an appointment with her doctor, she learned one twin was ectopic, leading to emergency surgery.
She told the publication, "The doctor said I was hours from dying. They ended up having to remove my fallopian tube."
Hilaria Baldwin has been one of the most open celebrities in talking about her multiple miscarriages. She suffered the most recent one just a couple of months ago, at four months pregnant.
She announced the news on her Instagram, writing, “We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at 4 months. We also want you to know that even though we are not ok right now, we will be.
She continued, "We are so lucky with our 4 healthy babies — and we will never lose sight of this. I told Carmen and took this so I could send it to Alec. I guess this is a good way to share it with you too."
She also wrote, "I’m really devastated right now… I was not expecting this when I went to my scan today. I don’t know what else to say… I’m still in shock and don’t have this all quite clear.”
Hilaria had suffered a previous miscarriage just months before and has been completely open about her struggles in order to make other women feel like it's okay to talk about.
Before welcoming her three children with husband Jay-Z, Beyonce suffered miscarriages, and talked about how much she learned from the devastating experience.
She spoke about her grief to Elle magazine, saying, “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is, in fact, a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else."
Clearly, the loss had a major impact on her and made her see life from a completely different perspective. Losing a child to miscarriage shows one what is truly important.
James Van Der Beek
On an episode of Dancing With The Stars former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek revealed his wife had recently suffered a miscarriage.
He recently gave an update on how they were both doing after the devastating news. He wrote on Instagram, "Discovering that healing happens at its own pace. Not the pace you’d like, and definitely not the pace at which the world keeps on moving. But it happens. And there’s beauty in allowing yourself to be exactly where you’re at."
Though miscarriages are devastating, the impact of celebrities talking about it can be felt all around with many people feeling the shame of the experience stripped away.