ASSIGNMENT:

Breaking the miscarriage taboo

Last updated 12:06 08/07/2014
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Miscarriage is common, but not widely acknowledged in public.

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Twenty per cent of all pregnancies end with a miscarriage. 

And yet for many people it remains a taboo subject. 

Radio DJ Sharyn Casey penned an emotional blog post about experiencing multiple miscarriages within the same year in order to encourage other Kiwi women going through similar experiences to do the same. 

We now want to give you the same opportunity, to share your experiences and help others understand the pain of losing a baby during pregnancy.

Have you or your partner had a miscarriage? How did you cope emotionally and physically? What impact did it have on your life? Do you have any advice for others navigating this heartache?

To contribute your story to this assignment, click the green button below or email stuffnation@stuff.co.nz. As always, we're looking for submissions of 300 words or more.

Please note that contributions will be published under the author's full name unless specified.


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