Sharon Stone reveals she lost nine children to miscarriages
haron Stone has opened up on losing nine children through miscarriages as she urged women not to live through the horrors of pregnancy loss alone or see it as a failure.
The Basic Instinct actress, 64, shared her personal tragedies under an Instagram post from People magazine where dancer Peta Murgatroyd revealed she had suffered a miscarriage while her husband was in Ukraine.
Stone, who has three sons through adoption, replied: “We, as females don’t have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage.”
“It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally,” the Hollywood icon said.
“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.”
She added: “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.”
It is not the first time that Stone has spoken about the loss as she praised the “sisterhood” of nurses who cared for her after she lost a baby in her fifth month of being pregnant.
She told the BBC: “It’s a devastating experience.
“When I lost my last baby, and then went back to the hospital and had 36 hours of labour on my own to, of course, birth nothing – and the nurses that had been in the hospital with me two days before when they removed the last baby came in and sat with me on their day off.
“I really felt such a strong sense of sisterhood and understanding. Because I would have been alone. And that’s such an alone feeling anyway.”
Stone is best known for starring in the 1992 drama Basic Instinct and the 1995 crime film Casino. She has been married twice, the first to producer Michael Greenburg and then journalist Phil Bronstein, who she divorced in 2004.