Sharon Stone revealed that she has had nine miscarriages over the years.
The 64-year-old actress shared her Instagram story Tuesday while supporting “Dancing with the Stars” supporter Peta Murgatroyd, who recently said she’s had three pregnancy losses.
The “Basic Instinct” star, mother of three, commented on a post about the 35-year-old Morgatroyd: “We as females don’t have a forum to discuss the depth of this loss.”
“I’ve lost nine children to a miscarriage,” Stone wrote. “It’s no small feat, both physically and emotionally, and yet we feel it is something we put up with alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving the sympathy, sympathy, and healing that we so desperately need.”
She concluded that “women’s health and well-being that was left to the patriarchal dogma became permissive at best, ignorant of reality, and violent unjust in the effort.”
Stone has previously spoken about her miscarriages, which were the result of an autoimmune disease and endometriosis.
The experience of multiple pregnancy loss was “devastating,” as the Emmy winner shared in her March 2021 memoir “The Beauty of Life Twice.”
Stone wrote, “When I lost my last child, I went through 36 hours of labor without giving birth. The nurses even stayed with me on their day off. Without her I would have been alone.”
The former model praised her “universal fraternity” at the time, and went on to share her relief about being able to “talk openly” about her fertility issues.
Stone adopted her oldest child, Rowan, now 22, with then-husband Phil Bronstein in 2000.
After the former couple divorced in 2004, the “Casino” star adopted Laird, now 17, and Quinn, now 16, in 2005 and 2006, respectively.