"After A Miscarriage, Mom Encourages Others to 'Talk About the Baby'"
After opening up about her experience with pregnancy loss and helping to break the silence around the topic, mom and filmmaker Ann Zamudio has a new project that she hopes will continue the conversation and comfort others who have dealt with miscarriage -- as well as stillbirth and infertility...
"Talking About Miscarriage- Filmmaker Tackles Taboo Topic"
Ann Zamudio is the Producer and Director of Don’t Talk About the Baby, a documentary that explores the taboos, pain, and trauma of miscarriage. Finanical support for this project comes, in part, from WIFV, but there’s also a Kickstarter campaign underway. The crew consists of several award-winning filmmakers, including a Sundance award-winning director who is serving as an adviser...
"Miscarriage Taboo: How One Woman Is Changing the Conversation"
Have you ever experienced isolation? How about guilt? What about shame? Have you ever experienced them all at the same time? According to researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, all of these things can be experienced by women who have had a miscarriage. In fact this experience is common. They also said that women have these feelings because of the widespread misconceptions about miscarriage...
- Lauren Klenda
"5 Reasons We Don't Talk About Baby Loss"
When I lost my second son to stillbirth in 2005, I became well acquainted with the kind of impenetrable barriers that social taboos prop up. I was never so alone.
The writer Marilynne Robinson describes the depths of this kind of lonely. She writes, “[O]nce alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.”
"Don't Talk About the Baby"
Last week Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan announced to world (via Facebook status of course) that they were expecting a child. But the most important part of that announcement was that they also revealed that they had experienced three miscarriages prior to this pregnancy. They encouraged others to speak up about their losses as well because “In today’s open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn’t distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope.”
- Celia Behar
"Don't Talk About the Baby"
I watched the video which explains the project, and wept. Like really, truly, wept. Seeing the faces of these women and hearing their voices made me feel like this horrible, devastating, life altering subject of miscarriage and infertility is finally getting a voice. And a face. And a name. And a place in society that has previously overlooked it...
-Allie, Every Little Sparrow