A missing heartbeat, aberrant hormone levels, or stress can cause a miscarriage. Experts estimate that 10 to 15% of pregnancies terminate in miscarriage. While numbers are high, this does not indicate that coping and finding support for the loss is simple.
This is something that a lot of couples face on their own, and it even affects superstars. Finding assistance or opening up might be difficult behind the frequent flashes and hectic shoots.
Miscarriage is a critical moment for parents to seek help, open up a dialogue, and not suffer in silence. Here are a few bold celebs who spoke up about their issues in public and sparked a conversation.
Kajol, a mother of two, Nysa and Yug, recently revealed that she had many miscarriages while juggling her hectic occupations, which proved to be a trying period for the pair. “Over time, we began planning to have kids,” Kajol revealed. During K3G, I was expecting a child but had a miscarriage. That day, I was in the hospital–the movie had done so well, but it wasn’t a joyous time. After that, I had another loss, which was difficult. But it all worked out in the end–we had Nysa and Yug, and our family was complete.”
Ajay Devgan also said that the pregnancy was ectopic and that Kajol’s life was in jeopardy, forcing them to make a quick choice. “Yes, we’ve lost our baby, but we have no regrets, it was an ectopic pregnancy.”
2. Gauri Khan
Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan have three gorgeous children, Aryan, Suhana, and Abram, who are as charming as their love story (who was welcomed via surrogacy). Before this, the couple had a difficult pregnancy, which resulted in Gauri Khan miscarrying the baby. The couple struggled to get through it: “There were other miscarriages before Aryan, but then when he was born, a few of days were terrible.” Suhana was an amazing girl because Gauri and I had always desired a female. But it occurred after that.”
3. Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao has always been open about her IVF treatments before the birth of her son Azad. Aamir spoke out about their suffering when they lost their unborn kid in the womb, explaining that their path wasn’t always perfect: “Kiran and I lost our baby. We were unable to prevent a miscarriage despite our best attempts. We’ve had a difficult time during the previous two months. Ki and I both need time to recover.” They are now proud parents.
4. Priscilla Chan
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and the social media behemoth, is married to Priscilla Zuckerberg and they have three children. While the couple continues to share images of their gorgeous children, they also opened up about the grief of miscarriage, which is rarely acknowledged openly:
“We’ve been trying to have a kid for a few years and have experienced three miscarriages.” When you find out you’re expecting a kid, you’re overjoyed. You begin to make plans, and suddenly they go. It’s a alone experience.”
“Most individuals don’t talk about miscarriages because they’re afraid their troubles will isolate them or reflect negatively on them—as if they’re defective or did something to cause it.” So you’re on your own,” he explained.
Beyonce, a mother of three, wrote an impassioned homage to a loved one she lost along the way—and how it fuelled a yearning to find herself amid the hardship. “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed,” she said, adding that the loss of her baby taught her that she needed to mother herself before she could be a mother to someone else: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed.” Success now has a different meaning for me. I discovered that all suffering and loss are, in reality, gifts. Miscarriages taught her that she needed to mother herself before she could mother others, she added.
6. Michelle Obama
In her book, “Becoming,” the former First Lady of the United States discussed her difficulties conceiving. The outpouring and her sentiments touched a lot of ladies all around the world. The miscarriage left her feeling “physically uncomfortable,” she says. “I felt like a failure since I had no idea how prevalent miscarriages were because we don’t discuss them.” We dwell in our misery, convinced that we’re broken in some way. I believe that not sharing the truth about our bodies and how they operate, and how they don’t work, is the worst thing we can do to one other as women.”