The Language of Loss #MiscarriageInTheMedia Ep.2

Should we be changing the terminology we use to describe baby loss?

I read this article in The Guardian today:

TheGuardian ProductOfConception Image from The Guardian

 

I have just discovered Katy Lindemann. She is a woman who has unfortunately been through a tough fertility journey. She’s been through the whole lot – pregnancy loss, IVF and is now facing her next challenge infertility. She has a blog at Über Barrens Club where she tells an important story of people who have not been able to have a ‘take home baby’ of their own. She aims to share a story of hope to show that things can still be okay. I understand she is due to publish a book… I wait with bated breath.

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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

 

I am 1 in 4. I suffered recurrent miscarriage in silence… Miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss affects so many of us and yet we do not speak about it. Why? Why in 2018 is this still taboo? October is baby loss awareness month so please, let’s get talking!!

 

I posted the above on my personal Facebook page a few days ago and I was overwhelmed by the response. Lots of other women also saying that they too were 1 in 4, with empathetic words for me. It proved to me that there isΒ  a myriad of women wanting to discuss this issue, to lift this taboo.

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