Sharon Stone reveals she experienced nine miscarriages
"It is no small thing."
Since Britney Spears and Peta Murgatroyd sadly announced this year that they had both suffered miscarriages, more and more women are opening up about their own experiences of pregnancy loss.
One of these women being actor Sharon Stone who revealed she had suffered through nine miscarriages.
The Basic Instinct star wrote a post on Instagram in which she explained that women don't feel like the have a place to talk about pregnancy loss;
"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.
Instead of receiving the much needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need."
Stone, who went on to adopt three children continued by making a statement that seems more relevant than ever given America's recent over turning of Roe vs Wade;
"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."
In Ireland more than one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, which is around 15,000 women or 20 per cent of pregnancies in Ireland each year.
Although the figure could be significantly higher because many miscarriages are thought to occur before a woman realises that she is pregnant.
If you are anyone you know has suffered pregnancy loss and need support you can contact Feileacain on (085) 249 6464.