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Parental As Anything, with Maggie Dent

How to talk to kids about miscarriage


Miscarriage remains a taboo topic, with many women delaying the announcement of their pregnancy. So what impact does this so-called '12-week rule' have on parents and their kids if a pregnancy does end? Maggie Dent wants to get you comfortable with discussing miscarriage with your child. She talks to Amanda Bowles — CEO of pregnancy loss support organisation Bears of Hope — about how to do it in an open and honest way.

To hear Maggie's top tips on how to talk to kids about miscarriage, scroll to 20:05.

For miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support, contact bearsofhope.org.au or sands.org.au.