Nicola found that being open with work colleagues and friends about her losses meant that people started to open up in return. She reminds us too that not everyone wants to do so.
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Sarah experienced recurrent losses in two different workplaces, and found much more support and understanding in the second of the two.
Donna’s manager was supportive when she experienced miscarriage, but she wishes he had advised her colleagues to behave in the same way.
When Sally needed time off work for treatment and monitoring of her ectopic pregnancy, she was put under pressure to return to work.
Zainab’s manager and colleagues were supportive when she returned to work after her late loss, but she still found it very difficult to be back at work.
When Peter and his wife experienced four consecutive miscarriages, attitudes at his workplace only added to his distress.
When Julia and her husband experienced four consecutive miscarriages, her employers were understanding and supportive.
Angie’s two miscarriages happened in different workplaces and their responses couldn’t have been more different.
Hannah describes her experiences of miscarriage and the support and understanding she had at work.