Quoted: Demi Moore

Written by Erin Feher
9:52 am
10/16/19

Photograph by Ramona Rosales for The New York Times

“Almost six months into my pregnancy, right at the moment when we were going to start telling everyone, we went to the doctor’s office. He did his usual ultrasound, but this time, there was no heartbeat. I registered the deadly silence—instead of the now-familiar thump-thump! thump-thump! of Chaplin’s little heart—and saw the look on my doctor’s face. If you have never lost a baby, you may think of a miscarriage as not that big a deal. It’s hard to remember, but I’m sure I used to feel that way too: like it was a bit of medical misfortune, a disappointing but not devastating setback. But when it is your baby, who you already love and think of as a member of your immediate family, it doesn’t feel like a minor defeat. It feels like your child has died. I was decimated.”

-Demi Moore, mom to Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah, 25, from her book Inside Out.

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