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Stories about language

Jemma’s story

Jemma experienced three miscarriages between the birth of her son in 2010 and her daughter in 2013. She writes about her ongoing grief for her lost babies.

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Lizzie’s story

Having experienced six miscarriages, Lizzie shares how blogging and connecting with others has given her a sense of purpose.

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Michelle’s story

Michelle shares some of the helpful and less-helpful comments she received over the course of her three miscarriages.

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Paul’s story

Paul shares how talking about miscarriage openly and empathetic support from others has helped him through the experience of recurrent losses.

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Personal Reflection on Miscarriage

Lost makes it sound misplaced like we left it on the bus
On in the shops or up the street but really this is us.

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Not

Not a blob but a baby
Not foetal tissue
But flesh of my flesh
Bairn of my bone.

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I lost a baby

Shelley writes about the need for empathy, understanding and sensitive language.

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Miscarriage journal

Maria recounts her story of six pregnancies: four miscarriages and two healthy pregnancies in between.

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Lost The Baby

Reflections on why the word ‘lost’ feels wrong, including a graphic description of miscarriage.

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