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Best place for pregnancy loss topics?

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YabuDabbaDoo Thu 04-Aug-16 20:09:28

Forgive a TAAT but not sure how else to highlight something that needs figuring out.

There is a debate on this thread about where is best to host conversations about miscarriage, pregnancy loss and stillbirth:

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2700705-Termination-at-five-months-heartbreaking-story

It was moved from "Pregnancy" to "Chat," which led to a healthy discussion as to where is the most appropriate place to host conversations about pregnancies that do not end happily - a place in which people going through it do not feel swept aside, but also, where women who are experiencing pregnancy loss can quickly find the advice and support they need.

Many feel it should remain under "Becoming a Parent" to recognise that losing a baby does not end your status as a parent. However, having had a v late miscarriage myself, I also wonder how hard it might be to find yourself inamongst lots of birth announcements, maternity wear chat, etc.

I can see both arguments, so I thought I would start somewhere to have a conversation and hear as many views as possible.

Did mumsnet's recent miscarriage awareness campaign take a view on this?

YabuDabbaDoo Thu 04-Aug-16 20:11:24

Sorry, I don't mean "remain under Becoming a Parent," I mean be moved there. It's under "Body and Soul" at the moment.

Crasterwaves Thu 04-Aug-16 21:09:41

I think this is a very difficult one.
I'm sorry to hear you lost your baby yabu.

I have suffered pg loss myself - mmc found at 12 week scan. It was an awful experience though i think much les significant than late mc/stillbirth.

I didn't feel I was a parent after I had my mc - I had no dc and was being seen at the fertility clinic. I very much felt I had lost my baby even though it was early though iyswim.

I quite like it being in body and soul, personally though I'm sure views will differ.

BertieBotts Fri 05-Aug-16 23:12:28

Personally I don't mind where it is, but perhaps that is because I already have a DC.

I can see the argument for it being a part of "becoming a parent". And FWIW, posters viewing topics in that area are not at all surrounded by threads about pregnancy and birth, because the topics are not linked. You can either view all topics in active, or one topic at a time by clicking on the topic name. There's no way of viewing all topics within a topic group - it's just a way of arranging them on the list of topics.

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