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8 Weeks Pregnant, Ashley Williams Felt Blood at the Supermarket. Now, She’s Opening Up About the Heartbreaking Lesson

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Actress Ashley Williams was two months along in her pregnancy when she went to the grocery store to satisfy a pizza craving. It was then, at that very supermarket, that tragedy struck.

As she carried her toddler son down the aisle, she began to feel overwhelming pain.

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She said, “A heavy, dark, and slow stream of blood made its way down my left inner thigh. Without thinking, I swiped it. My fingertips came up wet.”

She was having a miscarriage.

After she publicly lost her baby, Williams felt “broken” inside. But then, she learned from her midwife that miscarriages are not nearly so rare as she might have thought–in fact, one in four women her age miscarry.

“If 25 percent of my peers are currently experiencing miscarriages right alongside me, why wasn’t I prepared?” she said in her piece for Human Development Project. “Why don’t we talk about it? Why was I feeling embarrassed, broken, like a walking wound?”

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So that’s why she decided to use her public persona to speak up about what happened to her–not only to normalize the experience but also to let every woman who’s miscarried know that they have not failed.

She said, “You are not broken. You did nothing wrong. You are strong, you are brave, and there is hope.”

via LiftBump

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