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August 14th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Are your losses common knowledge?
How did people find out?
When did you decide to tell everyone? After how many?
I'm beginning to feel like this is going to need to become public knowledge soon. I can't keep living like this, it's become too much a part of me.
I'm just curious how/if/when you decided to let people in your life know.
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August 14th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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With our first loss EVERYONE knew we were expecting, mainly because I was 17 and once I told one person, that person told someone, so on and so forth! Therefore, once I found out about my loss I had to tell all of these people.

The 2nd time, less people knew I was pregnant. The 3rd time even less people knew.

With what I am going thru now I keep my supportive family and friends close and updated. I never realized how much information some people had for me until now.
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August 14th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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I noticed you do put some updates on facebook (about Natural Killer Cells), I'm not there yet, since on facebook I have more than just close friends. Close friends and family DO know, but not everybody yet and I'm honestly on the fence about who will know and who won't.
I'm thinking about this because I'm tired of being asked when we're planning on having kids. I just want people to know. I don't want to have to explain it to each and every person. I wish some days that it was common knowledge.
But once it's out, it's out and there's no going back so I'm really wondering right now.
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August 14th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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With my first loss, of course everyone knew since I was 22 weeks a long...I made the annoucment on facebook that she was gone and I was going to be induced, so that's how most people found out...I told other people that aren't on facebook...Everyone knew I was pregnant, so I had to tell them...with my 2nd loss, again I was in my 2nd trimester, so everyon pretty much knew I was pregnant again...I also announced on facebook and told the few people that aren't on there...Same with my 3rd loss...Maybe I should of learned by then that I shouldn't tell anyone that I was pregnant again, but I did...I'm not sure what i'll do in my next pregnancy...I actually talk a lot about my pregnancy loss on facebook....I think it annoys some people, but I posted just a few days ago that if they don't want to hear about it, they are more than welcome to remove me from their friends list.
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August 14th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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It's common knowledge with just about everyone that knows me. I feel that my losses, especially Sophie, are such HUGE parts of who I am. I feel like the road to getting Grace were my wars, and I feel the need to talk about that and make people realize that I EARNED this baby with blood, sweat and too many tears to count.

That being said, I don't make the announcement that I'm pregnant to anyone other than very close friends and family until I'm well into my 2nd trimester. Like Megan, I had a 2nd trimester loss and I show very quickly with my pregnancies. There'd be no way I could keep it secret after about 12 weeks or so. I figure if I'm going to lose a baby after 12 weeks I'll need all the help I can get coping with that.
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August 14th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Everyone close to me in my life know about our losses.
I feel like if nobody knew I was pregnant & I lost the baby, I would have noone to help me through the hard time.
That's when family/friends are needed the most, In my eyes.
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August 15th, 2010, 12:49 AM
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I did not announce my first one, since it was very early. I did announce my second loss though on FB (which is my only contact with family in Canada). I was going in for my 10 week ultrasound, and posted then. Of course, later that day I was crushed to have to update my post that the baby died. This time I waited until I was 11 weeks to really say anything.
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August 15th, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Most everyone who knows me knows of my losses. Since most of my close friends and family live in LA., I waited until 14 weeks to let them know with this pregnancy. They understand why I wait so long, but for me there isn't any magic amount of weeks for me to be at and everything be okay. Since I was showing I figured I would announce.
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August 15th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Only a few friends and our parents, not even any of our other family. I know its a part of me and some days when im upset about it on a bad mood and someone is lie "when are you going to have kids" i really want to shout at them " We are trying but i cant stay pregnant!!" but i never do. in a way i sometimes wish people knew but i am somewhat embarassed that this keeps happening to me( i know i shouldnt be).
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August 15th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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Ugh. My reply didn't take.

We told my family after the second loss and his family after the fourth. Friends found out sometime in the middle. Now, if asked when we're gonna have a baby I answer with "We've been trying for more than three years and have four babies in Heaven. Maybe next time we'll 'have a baby'." It shuts them up and they don't ask again.
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August 15th, 2010, 07:22 PM
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Most people know about all of our losses. We are very open about it and have a good support system. I couldn't imagine DH and I going through this alone.
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August 16th, 2010, 08:03 PM
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I am very open about my losses. I usually gage weather I think they can handle it or be freaked out. We told everyone with the first loss. We had no reason to think anything would happen. We were also 15 weeks when we found out there was something wrong. The second time I truly believed that everything would be ok. So I wasn't worried about sharing the news. I posted on Facebook and still have it in my little bio box. I also have a tattoo that takes up 1/4 of my back so when I wear tank tops you can see it . I don't like it being a little dirty secret.
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August 18th, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Our close friends and family have walked our journey with us and know everything. It was only after Mak was born that I was able to freely share our true struggle with infertility and the losses with others. I feel comfortable enough to share if it comes up in conversation. It's a part of me and knitted into the very fibre of my being and made me who I am today.

With that said, only my parents and middle sister know about our recent loss. It hasn't come up in coversation with DH's family. They have enough going on with MIL back in chemo.
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August 18th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Not many people know, only my close friends. To me, I feel like its private and I don't want too many people to know about it. I don't know if its embarresment, fear, orI don't want people to feel bad for me I don't want to jinx it. I guess a combination of all of them.
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