Meghan McCain has revealed that she recently suffered a miscarriage.
“The View” co-host made the announcement in an opinion piece for the New York Times Friday, in which she wrote that she was “dying” inside.
“A few weeks ago I was part of the photo coverage for The New York Times Magazine cover story about ABC’s ‘The View’. It should have been a moment of triumph – a testament to the significance of the show as a place in the center of political debate, a “rating boom”, a must for the top tier of presidential candidates, “wrote McCain, 34.” I should have been proud. I knew my father would have been proud.
“I now look back on those photos and I see a woman hiding her horror and grief. I am posed for the camera, look stern and strong, and represent my co-conservative women across the country. But I die inside. my baby is dying. “
McCain, who married Ben Domenech in 2017, suspected she was pregnant before she officially heard the news and realized that she also had a miscarriage for that official warning from her doctor.
“I knew I was pregnant before I formally knew I was pregnant. My body told me in all the ways women are known,” she explained. “It told me in the same way that I was wrong. My doctor’s confirmation came on the day of that photo shoot, at the worst possible moment.”
McCain took a few days off work, knowing that her absence from the daily talk show would generate rumors.
“This should not be public knowledge,” wrote McCain, who had to grieve in public for her deceased father, Senator John McCain. “I have had my share of public grief and public joy. I wish that this grief – the grief of a small life that began and was lost – could remain private.”
The Republican politician described her miscarriage as “a horrible experience”, but chose to come forward because of how often it is with women.
“Miscarriage is a pain that too often is not recognized. Yet it is real, and what we have lost is real. We feel sadness and we cry because our babies were real,” she wrote. “They were conceived, and they lived, completely human and completely ours – and then they died. We deserve the opportunity to talk about them openly, to share what they were and to mourn.”
She admitted that she had first blamed herself and her stressful job, but later realized that “life and death are beyond our power.”
Now, the author hopes that her baby is reunited with her deceased father in heaven.
“When my father died, I took refuge in the hope that one day we would be united in the hereafter. I still imagine that moment, even if I trust that a loving God will see it happen. Now I propose imagine it a bit differently, “she wrote. “There is my father – and he is holding his granddaughter in his hands.”