Meghan McCain Reveals Recent Miscarriage ‘To The End Of My Days I Will Remember This Child’
Sad news for Meghan McCain. The View co-host revealed that she suffered a major loss recently.
In an op-ed for The New York Times, McCain spoke out for the first time about a miscarriage she had a few of weeks ago.
“I knew I was pregnant before I formally knew I was pregnant. My body told me in all the ways women are familiar with. It told me in the same ways that I was miscarrying. The confirmation from my doctor came the day of that photo shoot, at the worst possible time.”
She went on to say,
“This was not supposed to be public knowledge. I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish this grief—the grief of a little life begun and then lost—could remain private.”
Still, McCain who was expecting a baby girl added that she wants her story to shine on a light on the 3 million children lost each year. She also wants to end the stigma around miscarriages.
“Miscarriage is a pain too often unacknowledged. Yet it is real, and what we have lost is real. We feel sorrow and we weep because our babies were real.”
She said to this day she asks herself,
“the same question every mother asks who loves and loses a child: Why? Why was this light and joy held before us, and then the world where this child drew breath cast into shadow? Why was an innocent life created in the image of God and then abruptly snuffed out?”
McCain revealed that she first blamed herself before coming to terms with the loss.
“Perhaps it was wrong of me to choose to be a professional woman, working in a high-pressure, high-visibility, high-stress field, still bearing the burden of the recent loss of my father and facing on top of that the arrows that come with public life. This is not a complaint. This is reality. I blamed my age, I blamed my personality. I blamed everything and anything a person could think of, and what followed was a deep opening of shame.”
“Life and death are beyond our power. I had a miscarriage. I loved my baby, and I always will. To the end of my days I will remember this child—and whatever children come will not obscure that. I have love for my child. I have love for all the women who, like me, were briefly in the sisterhood of motherhood, hoping, praying and nursing joy within us, until the day the joy was over.”
McCain also lost her father, honorable Senator John McCain to cancer last year.
Meghan is married to conservative journalist Ben Domenech. They tied the knot on Nov. 21, 2017.
Prayers and thoughts for Meghan during her tough time!