Today we are talking with director and producer, Tahyna MacManus, about her experience of having multiple miscarriages and the grief that comes with early pregnancy loss.
Even though 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, this type of loss can feel like a taboo to talk openly about. After experiencing her first miscarriage in 2017, Tahyna began filming her feature documentary Misunderstandings Of Miscarriage (MuM), which documents her personal journey to understand the physical, emotional, and psychological impacts of miscarriage.
In this deeply personal conversation, we discuss the disenfranchised grief associated with baby loss and how society doesn’t always acknowledge it – even though it is something that many women experience. We talk about how Tahyna overcame her feelings of shame and isolation, tips for partners, and how as a society we can better support and approach this important topic.
Whether you have experienced baby loss or want to support someone who has, we hope this conversation will comfort, educate and inspire you.
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Links and resources
You can connect with Tahyna on Instagram here: @tahynamacmanus
Watch Misunderstandings of Miscarriage here: www.mumdocumentary.com/the-film
Find out more about The Pink Elephants Support Network and the work they do in supporting women who have experienced miscarriage and early pregnancy loss: www.pinkelephants.org.au/
For some extra support, you might want to connect with these amazing ladies:
Our previous guest and friend of the podcast, Priyanka Saha, is the founder of the Lily Calvert Foundation and The Murmuring of Ten Million, which shares first-hand accounts of pregnancy and baby loss. Connect with Priyanka on Instagram at @the_lilyflower, listen to our podcast interview with her here, or visit www.priyankasaha.com.au.
Laura and Bex host the award-winning podcast, The Worst Girl Gang Ever (TWGGE). They also have a fantastic Instagram account full of supportive resources. You can connect with them at @the_worstgirlgang_ever or check out everything they offer at https://linktr.ee/theworstgirlgangever.