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True Health Confessions: Lisa Ling Opens Up About Having a Miscarriage

Perhaps one of the most isolating experiences a woman can endure is a miscarriage.I've known women who waited 10,20,even 30 or more years to divulge,even to their closest friends and family members,that they lost a baby.Others may never share their story at all.Lisa Ling,herself devastated by a miscarriage recently,decided to tell the world about it in hopes of breaking the stigma,and I absolutely applaud her...

Perhaps one of the most isolating experiences a woman can endure is a miscarriage.I've known women who waited 10,20,even 30 or more years to divulge,even to their closest friends and family members,that they lost a baby.Others may never share their story at all.Lisa Ling,herself devastated by a miscarriage recently,decided to tell the world about it in hopes of breaking the stigma,and I absolutely applaud her...

Peopleis reporting that former View co-host Lisa Ling is speaking out about her recent miscarriage,and how the experience left her feeling like "a complete failure."

"I felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time," she said,telling the story of how doctors found a missing heartbeat when she was 7 weeks along in thepregnancy.

"...I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was likebam,like a knife through the heart," she said.

She's now sharing her experience help remove the stigma of miscarriages and encourage more women to talk about their experiences and share their stories--in hopes that women won't feel such an isolating sense of failure.Lisa's even set up a Web site called "Secret Society of Women," where women can share their "secrets"--whether it's a miscarriage or a body image concern.

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Let's discuss: Anyone willing to share their story?Why do you think the typical response to a miscarriage is to feel guilty or like a failure?__

P.S.Were you born in the winter?What your birthday says about you.And,fill in the blank:"If I found out I was pregnant right now,I'd feel ____."

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