Miscarriages are sometimes a forgotten grief among people. The family suffers but everyone else fails to see the pain and the loss that can accompany this.
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The article, I coped with the grief of multiple miscarriages – and you can too, by Anna Tyzack states,
“There was a time when Zoë Clark-Coates feared she would never cradle her own baby. She’d been pregnant twice and, both times, had left the antenatal unit with her husband, Andy, in despair when the sonographer failed to detect a heartbeat.
“Everyone said to me ‘at least you can get pregnant,’ but all I could think was ‘what’s the point if you can’t stay pregnant?’,” she says.
I ask how far along she was. It seems a natural question – I had a miscarriage myself at around nine weeks – but Zoë politely declines to answer. “I don’t like talking about gestation,” she says, as we sit in the North London apartment she’s rented while she promotes her new book, Saying Goodbye.
“When you lose a baby, everything hinges on how many weeks you were. If it’s at a later stage, society gives you sympathy and permission to grieve. But if it’s before 20 weeks you’re deemed to have lost a foetus; it’s a medical incident.”
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