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Miscarriage & pregnancy loss
24/03/2016 at 00:28
as the title says really, how open were you about your miscarriage?
After our first miscarriage I was open to close friends and family about what had happened but didn't put it out there as such.
After our 2nd today I have been a lot more open, sharing on social media and its been amazing ! I have had friends message with support having been through 1 or more themselves, my oh has had friends message him with support because they'd been there, I've also had a 2 hour conversation with my best friend about it all, she'd never wanted to bring it up before but she felt she could now.
I know everyone's opinions and ways of grieving are different but I felt the openness from my post has been really supportive and healing. I hate that miscarriage is a dirty word and I'm proud that I carried my babies so close to my heart that's where they will stay x
24/03/2016 at 07:16
That's kind of the way I feel about letting people know about a pregnancy early on. If anything does happen you have support and it's still your baby gone but not forgotten so why keep it a secret.
24/03/2016 at 08:09
I agree. One of the worst things for me when I found we'd had a mmc was feeling alone as I didn't know anyone who'd had a mc. But once I started talking about it with friends it turned out that quite a number of them actually had.
While we weren't quite as open about it as you (most people at work don't know what happened ) I definitely found talking about it helped me deal with it.
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