Speaking the Unspeakable: Miscarriage

In this episode

I’m sharing a personal experience I’ve never spoken publicly about before.

Content Warning: I will be talking about my experience of miscarriage and baby loss. If this feels supportive, then please listen. If not, feel free to skip this episode.

I recorded this episode on my phone, in bed at 6am – knowing I was ready to speak my story and share it with you.

When I went through miscarriage – something I found so helpful was hearing other peoples experiences and especially understanding practically, and physically what happened. I really go there in this episode.

Also, whilst it’s a deeply personal experience – it’s so incredibly common – and yet, I don’t feel we are given the space or tools to really speak about it, and that can make the entire experience feel incredibly lonely. I know for me, even with the support of my close ones, the experience of it felt really isolating – and I suppose that’s why hearing others share their stories, really helped me.

So that’s why I’m speaking my story today. Not as a medical professional, or a bereavement expert – but simply as one human to another – believing and trusting in the importance of speaking our stories – especially when it’s difficult.

“When you go through anything, any kind of grief, any kind of big loss like that, it takes time, and in many cases, time is the only thing that does work.”

— Rebecca Campbell, Episode 8


Soul Inquiry

The Soul Inquiry prompt for this episode is:
Is there a difficult experience within you that is ready to be spoken?
Where, how, and with whom are you being called to share your experience?

Now it's time to commit to a grounded action:
What is a baby step you can take in that direction to integrate it into your life today?

Key Timestamps

  • 02:38 My intention & the two reasons why I'm sharing this story.

  • 04:59 Acknowledging speaking this story from a place of Motherhood and successful pregnancies.

  • 07:14 Explaining the timeline of my two miscarriages.

  • 11:48 Why I chose to share news of my pregnancy with family and friends so early on.

  • 12:30 The events of my miscarriage beginning on Christmas morning.

  • 18:50 Wrestling with the word "miscarry" and the sense of having done something wrong.

  • 22:10 Miscarriage initiation: experiencing life and death within the body, within a breath.

  • 23:30 The importance of others acknowledging the loss.

  • 31:31 The biggest question I had after experiencing two miscarriages.

  • 38:50 Today's Soul Inquiry Prompts.

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