Chrissy wrote a heartbreaking essay about saying goodbye to her son Jack and why she needed pictures to be taken of the moment. She needed to know of the moment forever, the same way she needed to remember her kissing her husband at the end of the aisle. And she shared the story because she knew there were people who had lived this and could relate to her story.
In the lyrics of her song, “Happy,” Pink wrote not only about her body insecurity, but also about her first miscarriage that she experienced at age 17. Being young, she felt like her body hated her that her body was broken, and she didn’t think she did what she was supposed to do. She’s had several miscarriages since then and thinks it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are, and the painful things.
Mariah Carey’s first pregnancy with Nick Cannon ended with a miscarriage. They were ready to break the news to friends and family but they found out that she was no longer pregnant. It kind of shook them both and took them to a place that was really dark and difficult. At that time, she wasn’t able to talk to anybody about it.
From these stories, we can see that miscarriages can happen to any woman through no fault of their own. Grieving parents can also take comfort in knowing that most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn’t developing normally which can occur by chance, and not due to problems inherited by the parents. While it’s still a sad thing to happen to anyone, there is reason to have hope that future pregnancies will bring a child into the world.