- Actress Sharon Stone revealed in an Instagram comment that she experienced nine miscarriages.
- The original post shared Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy’s personal experience with miscarriage.
- Stone has since adopted three boys, the eldest of which she shares with her ex-husband Phil Bronstein.
Actress Sharon Stone recently commented on Instagram post about Peta Murgatroyd’s experience with miscarriage, revealing she lost nine children by miscarriage herself. The original Instagram post featured the Dancing With The Stars performer (Murgatroyd) and husband and choreographer Maks Chmerkovskiy. In the caption, Murgatroyd revealed she suffered a miscarriage while Chmerkovskiy was in Ukraine.
“We as females don’t have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss,” Stone commented on the post. “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.”
The 64-year-old actress continued, “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.”
The original post shared a quote from Murgatroyd, which revealed her traumatic experience with miscarriage. “I was completely embarrassed, ultimately ashamed. I didn’t even know how to utter the words and have the sentence come out of my mouth: I had a miscarriage,” the 35-year-old professional dancer told PEOPLE. “I’m somebody who prides herself on health and wellness. I exercise every single day. But as I came to realise, that doesn’t really go hand-in-hand with the reproductive system.” Murgatroyd has previously suffered from two other miscarriages.
Many other followers chimed into the conversation, sending their love and support and sharing their own stories of pregnancy loss. Previously, women like Meghan McCain and Carrie Underwood have also been open about their experiences with miscarriage. See the post below.
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This isn’t the first time Stone has opened up about her losses. She revealed in her March 2021 memoir The Beauty of Living Twice that she suffers from an autoimmune disease and endometriosis which made pregnancy very difficult for her.
“When I lost my baby, I went through 36 hours of labor without giving birth. The nurses even stayed on their day off with me. Without her I would have been alone,” she wrote in the memoir.
Additionally, the Basic Instinct actress revealed in a 2017 interview with EXTRATV that a genetic blood condition prevented her from carrying a pregnancy to full term.
Stone eventually adopted her son Roan Joseph Bronstein, 22, who she shares with ex-husband Phil Bronstein. She also adopted her son Laird Vonne Stone, 17, and a third son Quinn Kelly Stone, 16.
According to Better Health Channel, miscarriages are defined as a loss of pregnancy less than 20 weeks gestation. It is estimated that as many as 26 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and up to 10 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies. Around 80 percent of pregnancy losses occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
A miscarriage can happen due to an abnormal number of chromosomes in an embryo, issues with the uterus or cervix, or infections. Miscarriage symptoms can vary based on when the miscarriage occurs and why.