Actress Sharon Stone has revealed she suffered nine miscarriages before going down the adoption route
The 64-year-old Basic Instinct star opened up about her fertility struggles in her new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice.
The Hollywood legend is now mother to three adopted sons, Roan, 22, Laird, 16 and 15-year-old Quinn but when trying to conceive she was told she was given a diagnosis of endometriosis and an autoimmune disease.
Further heartache followed after she split from her then-husband, Phil Bronstein, and endured a lengthy 13-year custody battle.
Sharon recently commented on a post on People Magazine’s Instagram page featuring professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who is going through fertility treatment after suffering three miscarriages.
Peta said: “Let’s normalise the conversations surrounding miscarriages and IVF and create an environment that is more comfortable for all women.”
The star responded with the comment: “We, as females don’t have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage,” Stone wrote. “It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally 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. Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology have become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in the effort.”
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