The Golden Globe-winning actress shared her painful experience in a People magazine Instagram post, where ‘Dancing with the Stars’ singer Peta Murgatroyd opened up about losing a pregnancy while her husband, Maks Chmerkovskiy, was in Ukraine.
Stone, who is mother to sons Roan, Laird and Quinn by adoption, wrote: “We as women have no forum to discuss the depth of this loss. I have lost nine children through miscarriage. layer.”
The 64-year-old ‘Basic Instinct’ star lamented the lack of care for women who have suffered a miscarriage, saying anyone who has suffered this type of loss needs “compassion, empathy and healing”.
“It’s no small feat, physically or emotionally, but we’re made to feel like it’s something to bear alone and secretly with a kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving compassion, empathy and the healing we so desperately need.
“The health and welfare of women left to the care of male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact and violently oppressive in the effort.”
Stone previously revealed in a 2017 interview with EXTRATV that a genetic blood condition prevented her from carrying a child to term.
According to a 2021 op-ed published in the medical journal The Lancet, an estimated 23 million miscarriages occur globally each year, with one in 10 women experiencing pregnancy loss in their lifetime.
In an interview with BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour last year, Stone praised the “global brotherhood”, which included stars like Chrissy Teigen and Vanessa Kirby, for speaking out about the “problems of loss and heartache, of rape and abuse and all the things that have happened to us and our bodies.”
“We no longer transport water,” she said. “We don’t carry shame that isn’t ours. We let it out.”