Miscarriage is a pretty common experience to both mothers and women. Yet, despite the universality, the mishaps continues to get garbled in awkward, yet empathetic condolences from family and friends. The “it wasn’t meant to be” and “at least it was early on” have been pouring salt on the wounds of women who have miscarried for centuries, as from Anne Boleyn to Bethenny Frankel — a lot of women have been there. And while each mother and lady as the right to mourn her miscarriage on her terms, the loss of a child or what could have been a child has been a significant part of the lives of some very notable ladies. From 16th century history to the silver screen to powerful singers, women of all walks have lived through the disappointment– and kept going.