Recent news of Lily Allen and Sam Cooper losing their baby in the sixth month of pregnancy draws attention to the fact of miscarriage, that so many women do undergo, but which is a phenomenon less talked about than perhaps it needs to be.
Recently singers Mariah Carey and Celine Dion also spoke about their previous miscarriages. It is brave of celebrities to speak up about something that is undoubtedly hard and painful for them to do.
Though as many as 10 to 20% pregnancies do actually end in miscarriages, this is not something that is spoken about all that much in society, even though for women who undergo this it can be a huge ordeal.
Not only is it physically tough on the body, it can have a massive impact psychologically as well. A miscarriage can result in depression and can also contribute to deterioration of interpersonal relationships.
This is a time when women can feel greatly isolated, which is why it is so important for them to feel that they are not alone when they hear others, not just celebrities but others as well, speaking about having gone through the same ordeal. While it may not take away the pain, it does help women feel less alone.