I don't want anyone else to feel as alone as I did and still do

Let's get talking about miscarriage.

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Laura-Anne

April 2016

Miscourage... It's an accurate way to describe the trauma of our miscarriage.

When I suffered a miscarriage I was in shock and devastated, it put me in a trance-like state.

My partner comforted and supported me but we never told anyone of our loss. No one knew of our exciting news so how could I tell them of our loss?

I wouldn't have been able to deal with the questions. How far along were you? Had you been trying for baby? Are you going to try again?

How could I answer these when I was grieving?

As time passed by and felt ready to tell people, I still held back as I worried that they'd be upset that I hadn't told them at the time.

I've felt so isolated and alone. I don't want anyone else to feel as alone as I did and still do.

Let's get talking about miscarriage so that those who unfortunately experience it feel able to tell their family and friends and receive the support that they need.

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