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As many of you will know, our path to becoming parents has been a little rocky. We’ve had four miscarriages now – and we don’t yet know why.
Around one in five pregnancies sadly end in miscarriage. It is incredibly common but that doesn’t make it any less devastating. One in 100 couples, like us, will experience recurrent miscarriage, which means three in a row or more. Some couples go through this upwards of ten times before they get their longed for baby.
For most people who miscarry, there are almost no answers. No one can tell you why it has happened, or whether it will happen again (and again).
For many people in our position the best explanation for why they keep losing baby after baby is that it is just ‘bad luck’ or ‘one of those things’.
This is why we raise money for Tommy’s, the baby charity. As well as vital research into premature and stillbirth, and making all pregnancies safer, Tommy’s aims to find better tests and treatments for miscarriage and to improve care and support for people going through it – as well as being physically traumatic, the psychological impact can floor you, yet there is no routine after-care for women who miscarry.
It’s not good enough to assume nothing can be done. A miscarriage is not a cold to be shrugged off.
We need answers and we need to talk about pregnancy loss more openly. It is so, so common – yet still shrouded in secrecy. Tommy’s campaigns brilliantly on this, sharing people's stories and making people this happens to feel less alone.
Jennie and Dan x
Ps. For more of our story and information on why miscarriage research needs funds and resources check out Jennie’s blog: uterusmonologues.com