ASSIGNMENT:

Breaking the miscarriage taboo

Last updated 12:06 08/07/2014
Lily Allen
Reuters
'HORRENDOUS': Lily Allen suffered a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant, and said 'It's not something that you get over.'

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Twenty per cent of all pregnancies don't make it.

And yet for many people miscarriage remains a taboo subject. 

The week after Jule Scherer lost her baby, she shared her story in the hope that more women would feel they could talk about the loss, the disappointment and the self-doubt that come with a miscarriage.  

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?

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