She commented, "We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss."
Sharon Stone has recently revealed that she suffered through nine miscarriages and the emotional distress it caused wasn't small.
The 64-year-old actress responded to an Instagram post by PEOPLE containing an exclusive interview with Peta Murgatroyd, who recently spoke up about losing a pregnancy while her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was in Ukraine. She commented, "We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage. It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure."
She added, "Instead of receiving the much needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need. Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in effort." Stone is the adoptive mother of three sons: Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, and Roan Joseph, reports PEOPLE.
Murgatroyd, 35, opened up about her recent pregnancy loss in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE. She remembered laying in a hospital bed for several hours after her five-year-old son Shai saw her being loaded into an ambulance. She called for help after finding herself on her son's bedroom floor, unable to move after testing positive for coronavirus days before in October 2021.
She recalled, "I had no strength. I couldn't open a dishwasher. I couldn't open the fridge to feed Shai, to get him some toast. It got so bad that my breath was starting to be affected. It was really dramatic." Murgatroyd contacted her spouse in Ukraine, Chmerkovskiy, 42, and put him on speaker phone when the doctor entered her room.
She said, "I thought he was going to reveal some really bad news. I was like, 'What's wrong?' His face dropped. He said, 'Did you know you were pregnant?'" Chmerkovskiy began to rejoice on the other end of the phone. "He heard the doctor say, 'You're pregnant,'" she recalled. However, his joy caused him to mishear the news that Murgatroyd had already lost the baby.
She further said, "I didn't have that super joyous moment of, 'I'm pregnant again!' I just had the moment of, 'You lost it.'" She had started bleeding two days before but had chalked it up to her menstruation. Murgatroyd has been vocal about attempting to have a second baby via in vitro fertilization after speaking with PEOPLE about the loss, releasing an Instagram video of her first round of injections on Wednesday.
She wrote in the caption, "My first night of IVF treatment. Taking you guys on this journey with me for baby no: 2 is actually kinda special and incredible. I love sharing stuff with you all, and well….this is me being as transparent as possible." She added, "Let's normalize the conversations surrounding miscarriages and IVF and create an environment that is more comfortable for all women."
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