Recently Fran’s pregnancy miscarried. We were both stunned, shocked, upset. We found it hard to talk about at first. Especially, as we’d been looking forward to telling all our friends the good news about the pregnancy in a few weeks. As we tentatively spoke to friends and colleagues we were struck by how many had suffered and the raw numbers that about 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. But that they hadn’t talked about it. Google took us to the Miscarriage Association website and their video and guides for mothers and fathers. We are concerned that people aren't supported to talk about miscarriage.
So we thought that we would break our normal silence online about our private life together with this blog post. We have also made a substantial donation to the Miscarriage Association, a small charity that does important work helping people with the awful experience. We would like to encourage others to do the same – to feel able to talk about their experience and to help support this important charity.
Fran and William Perrin