Here's Why Meghan Markle Decided To Share Her Miscarriage Story

Last month, Meghan Markle revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July in an emotional op-ed published in the New York Times. In her piece, Meghan recalled the “unbearable grief” she and Prince Harry experienced following the pregnancy loss. "I tried to imagine how we'd heal," Meghan wrote. "Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband's heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realized that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, 'Are you OK?'"

A source close to Harry and Meghan spoke to People about how the couple is doing five months after their tragic loss, as well as why Meghan decided to share her experience publicly. “They kept their miscarriage private for months because it was very painful and not anything that they knew if they would ever want to share,” the source explained.

“They both seemed shocked at how painful it was," the source added. "Meghan was ready to share now because so many women go through the same thing in silence."

Harry and Meghan are now "doing well," according to another friend, and are both "in good health.” The couple reportedly took some time off around Thanksgiving "just to focus on family." They spent the holiday with their son Archie, as well as Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, “which always makes Meghan happy.”

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