Breaking the Silence: 8 Brave Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Miscarriage (Photos)

Breaking their silence

Miscarriage is a topic that makes people generally quite uncomfortable. There are a lot of stigmas and misunderstandings surrounding the subject and not a lot widely understood about the healthy grieving process one has to go through to start healing.

It’s through talking about loss and helping others realize they are not alone in their feelings that more resources and support can become available for those who need it. It’s not easy to talk about your pain — especially when it’s so widely under-supported, but thanks to some brave celebrities, the tide is starting to change. They have opened their pain, breaking the silence and in doing so, have helped countless women and families begin their own path to healing.

Click through to see 8 celebrity moms who are breaking their silence and helping to remove the stigma of miscarriage:

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  • Lisa Ling 1 of 8
    Lisa Ling
    Back in 2010, Lisa revealed very publically via The View that she had a miscarriage. She shared the pain of "feeling like a failure" and gave spotlight to common feelings after miscarriage. As a result of her miscarriage, she started a support website, Secret Society of Women for anyone looking for an outlet for their grief.
    Source: People
  • Celine Dion 2 of 8
    Celine Dion
    Celine has been relatively open about her struggles to get pregnant and in 2010, she opened up to Oprah that she has known the pain of miscarriage. She spoke of how incredible the support system around her has been for her healing.
    Source: Celebrity Baby Scoop
  • Bethany Frankel 3 of 8
    Bethany Frankel
    On the Today Show of February this year, Bethany revealed that she had lost her pregnancy at 8 weeks. She opened up further by sharing that recovery "a roller coaster of emotions...About your age, about being a woman, about, can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner?", which are all very common, yet not spoken about feelings after loss.
    Source: US Magazine
  • Courteney Cox 4 of 8
    Courteney Cox
    Courtney's journey to her daughter has not been an easy one in terms of infertility and miscarriage. She spoke to People Magazine back in 2003 about her struggle with staying pregnant saying "I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them."
    Source: People
  • Mariah Carey 5 of 8
    Mariah Carey
    In 2010 as Mariah confirmed her pregnancy, she also spoke out about her history of miscarriage. Her husband, Nick Cannon also spoke up sharing that "It was emotional for both of us and that's when I saw the strength." It is rare for a man to share their emotions about miscarriage so both of them speaking up was a big thing.
    Source: MTV
  • Beyonce 6 of 8
    Beyonce
    Not long after the birth of their daughter, Jay-Z released a song titled "Glory" and the lyrics shared their joint pain after a miscarriage. It touched on the common feelings of pregnancy after loss saying "Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you disappeared."
    Source: Reuters
  • Nicole Kidman 7 of 8
    Nicole Kidman
    Nicole has been open for some time about how her miscarriage when she was married to Tom Cruise, changed her life. Describing the event as "tragic" it was a big part of her decision to adopt.
    Source: People
  • Michelle Duggar 8 of 8
    Michelle Duggar
    During her second miscarriage, Michelle's loss was right in the pubilc eye. Despite getting rude comments from those who did not understand, she remained a strong voice of loss. Sharing real and raw feelings and never shyed away from going through the traditional stages and traditions of grief.
    Source: People
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