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Facebook Miscarriages


Women use to keep miscarriages a secret but more and more women are turning to their Facebook “friends” to help them get through a lost pregnancy. It can be a hard thing to go through but turning to social media might be too much information.

Slacker thought miscarriages were a secret thing until they had a miscarriage themselves. Steve thinks you would only tell your immediate family, not all the people you come in contact with needs to know. They both think it is too much information if you put it on facebook. It is a private thing and a hard thing to go through.

I have never had a miscarriage but I can understand how hard it is to go through. Not only are you going through the loss but also you are blaming yourself and it makes things worse. I wouldn’t turn to Facebook for support though. While there are people on Facebook I would tell I would more call them or if it is too hard to talk about maybe write an e-mail. I would only tell my close family and friends thought and not announce it to the world. I have a friend on Facebook that I was friends with a long time ago and don’t even talk to now, and she brought up her miscarriage on Facebook. While I felt bad for her, it was too much information for me. I didn’t know if I should say something or if that would be weird. If other women find comfort in telling their Facebook friends then that is great whatever helps them. We all grieve in different ways.

Do you think it is too much information or a good place for support?

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04/02/2012 3:40PM
Facebook Miscarriages
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04/02/2012 3:56PM
Dealing with miscarriages
Everyone has to deal with their loss in their own way. For some, maybe telling everyone is how they cope, others may chose to keep it to themselves. You will never know how you will need to deal with it unless you have to go through it!! It is a horrible thing to go through and only people who have gone through it, really know! So don't judge. I am so sorry for those who really want a baby and have gone through a miscarriage. Unfortunately, I konw how it feels!!
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