Tortoise ThinkIn – Why don't we talk about miscarriage?

Tuesday 08 October 2019

Duration: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

16-19 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DY

Status: Completed

Around one in four recognised pregnancies miscarry. That’s tens of thousands of women experiencing loss, pain and grief every year. Yet the unwritten rule not to tell friends and family you’re pregnant until you’ve hit the 12 week mark “just in case”, attaches a stigma and secrecy to losing a pregnancy. Why is having a miscarriage a forbidden grief? And how can society, and the healthcare system, be more supportive towards all the women who think they are alone?

Our special guests include:

Julia Bueno, Psychotherapist and Counseller

Natasha NecatiTrustee of Miscarriage Association

Tom Bourne, Professor at Imperial College London and Consultant Gynaecologist 

Chair: Polly Curtis, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

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