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Pink on the pain of miscarriage: ‘You feel your body is broken’

Pink has opened up in her latest album, Hurts 2B Human, about the pain she felt after having a miscarriage.

One of her songs from the new release contains lyrics, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me”.

In fact, the 39-year-old singer reveals she was talking about losing a baby at that age.

Pink opens up about the pain she felt after having a miscarriage

Speaking with USA Today, Pink said: “The reason I said (that) is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage.

“And I was going to have that child. But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.”

 

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The Who Knew singer is now mum to Willow, seven, and Jameson, two, with her husband Carey Hart.

“I’ve had several miscarriages since,” reveals Pink, but she credits her husband for his support. “He’s the biggest part of my village.”

Dealing with miscarriage

One in four women loses a baby during pregnancy or birth. 

Losing a baby is a difficult time in a pregnancy journey. Women and their partners need time to grieve. There is no time constraint on grieving and everyone has different coping strategies to deal with this sad time in their lives.

Sids & Kids

Support is provided for anyone for any circumstance that involves the loss of a pregnancy or a child. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth and having to terminate a pregnancy due to medical and genetic illnesses.

24-hour bereavement line 1800 308 307

www.sidsandkids.org

SANDS

Also assists families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy and families who are struggling through IVF attempts.

www.sands.org.au

24-hour telephone support 1300 072 637

If you need support after miscarriage, there’s a host of support available – take a look here.

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Becoming a mum – especially of the first time – can be an exciting, daunting, confusing and interesting experience. You certainly step into a whole new world – that often feels a whole lot unfamiliar.

Breastfeeding, formula, dummies, cots, mastitis, baby health and development – there are so many things to know and understand.

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