Most people probably don’t know this, but around 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This topic is especially painful for all the women who have experienced it, but these brave famous ladies have decided to openly speak about miscarriage. Here are their stories.
The actress is mom to two adopted children, daughter Sunday Rose whom she gave birth to, and daughter Faith Margaret who was born via surrogate. Nicole has spoken openly about the miscarriage she suffered in the midst of filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, but in an interview with Vanity Fair, she revealed an earlier baby loss. She said, “From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies. And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that’s when we would adopt Bella.” In 2012, she again spoke about her fertility problems. “I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I’ve had fertility treatments. I’ve done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant,” she said.
Opening up about her struggle to conceive, Beyoncé said, “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names, I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”
In an interview with The Mail’s Sunday You magazine, Gwyneth revealed she suffered a miscarriage when she was pregnant with a third child. She described the miscarriage as “a really bad experience…It didn’t work out and I nearly died.”
Lindsay Lohan’s miscarriage news surprised many in April 2014. She shared of her experience. “I couldn’t move, I was sick. Mentally, that messes with you,” she revealed.
The pop icon and her husband, Nick Cannon, revealed that they had suffered a miscarriage at the same time they shared much happier news that Carey was pregnant with twins. Mariah explained that they learned they had lost their previous baby during the holidays, saying, “It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened . . . I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy.”
Kirstie Alley ties her 1990 miscarriage to her years-long battle with her weight. In her book How to Lose Your Ass & Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star the actress wrote: “When the baby was gone, I just didn’t really get over it. Neither did my body. I so thoroughly convinced my body that it was still pregnant after nine months that I had milk coming from my breasts. I was still fat, I was still grieving, and I had just been told it was very possible I would never be able to have children. Fat, childless, with little hope for any future children… that’s when I began to get fat.”
“I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them,” the Cougar Town star confessed to People magazine in October 2003, after years of attempting IVF and suffering several miscarriages. Cox and then-husband David Arquette finally conceived and gave birth to daughter Coco in June 2004 when Cox was 40 years old. “It’s a fact that after a certain age you have less of a chance,” Cox said. The couple reportedly tried to give Coco a sibling but suffered several more miscarriages.
Although the actress is known for being open about her battle with postpartum depression, she has also spoken publicly about her miscarriage. After struggling with infertility, Shields and her husband, Chris Henchy, got pregnant via IVF in 2001, but three months later she miscarried. After that she wrote, “We were crushed. Up till then, I thought simply because it was time and I wanted to have a baby, it would work.” However, after seven more treatments she gave birth to daughter Rowan Francis in 2003. Shields got pregnant with her second daughter, Grier Hammond, who was born in 2006.
Sharon Stone is now a happy mom to adopted sons Roan, Laird and Quinn, but her journey to motherhood included numerous miscarriages. “The last time I lost the baby…I went into 36 hours of labor,” the actress shared in early 2012. “While we were at the hospital, our adoption attorney called. I thought, ‘This is such a godsend. This is so right.”