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Gwyneth Reveals Horrible Experience With Miscarriage And Now I Feel Like A Jerk

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shutterstock_127456868I read about Gwyneth Paltrow’s miscarriage this morning – and now I feel like a jerk.

I think it’s easy – when you’re not famous, rich, gorgeous, or thin – to poke fun at the lives of those who are. I mean, that’s kind of fair, right? You get to have everything – I get to make fun of you for it. I have been doing this to Gwyneth Paltrow for a while. She’s just such an easy target -what with Jay-Z, Mario Batali, and Madonna as BFF’s, a rock star husband, and a fabulous life. And she got to have sex with Brad Pitt. Who wouldn’t be a little envious of that?

I think my jokes have always been harmless and in good fun. I mean, it’s not like she’s ever going to read my blog. So yes, I have used her for comedic fodder. But stories like the one I read this morning force me to remember that we humans really are all tied together in some ways. When reading about her miscarriage – I realized we were united in a common experience. I empathized with her pain. She became a human being – not just some untouchable star with a perfect life.

The actress described her miscarriage as a “really bad experience” that left her wondering if she should try for another child. The 40-year-old actress speaks of her “window” of opportunity for having a child possibly being over. As someone who is 40 and pregnant – I can definitely understand that. I know how stressful it is to be pregnant when you’re considered “advanced maternal age.”

She confesses to feeling “broody” when she sees her good friend Beyonce with her small child. Been there. I think all of us that have lost a pregnancy have stared wistfully at friends with young children. It’s a pretty heartbreaking thing to experience.

Yes, there are some experiences that do tie us together as women. I’m sorry I’ve made such relentless fun of you Gwyneth. As with any woman who has been through that experience, I wish you the strength to get through it and reassure you that you’re not too old to try again. Trust me.

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