You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

5 Episodes

You Are Not Alone is a story of loss and grief and the things we don’t talk about after a miscarriage. It explores how miscarriage mentally, emotionally and physically impacts women and men, those who have suffered multiple losses and those from different nationalities and backgrounds, as well as the roles social media and religion play in the loneliness.

Take a look around your office and when you walk down the street – many of the women and men around you are carrying a burden and hiding a grief that is hard to talk about. Every year 103,000 couples report a miscarriage in Australia*. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 4 pregnancies sadly end this way, that is, a pregnancy that has not developed past 20 weeks.
This five-part, online documentary series explores and opens the discussion around miscarriage and breaks down the silence surrounding it.

‘You Are Not Alone’ is a narrative documentary series looking at all aspects of miscarriage through the eyes of everyday Australians who have experienced either their first or multiple losses. We share the experiences of couples and families who have lost a baby, as well as a leading obstetrician, researchers and support organisations, about the medical reasons behind miscarriage and the support that exists for the many thousands who experience it each year.

The series will take audiences on a personal and sometimes challenging journey, with soon to be parents, who have experienced falling pregnant and then losing their baby. We ask difficult questions about what it was like for them beyond that moment, how they made sense of their loss and how they rebuild and carry on, while witnessing others finding joy through their own pregnancy.

We look at how society deals with loss and grief connected with miscarriage, but also how it impacts men and same-sex couples, how remoteness and isolation affects dealing with a loss and how the grief stays with so many, so many years on.

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You Are Not Alone
  • Episode 1 - The Journey Begins

    Episode 1

    Lyndal and Jamie share their story of how their journey begins and how the FIFO life can take it's toll on falling pregnant in the first instance. David candidly discusses miscarriage through illnesses while Kristy opens up about being naive to miscarriage and how distance makes it that much more...

  • Episode 2 - Finding Out

    Episode 2

    In this episode of You Are Not Alone, we follow our families through the heartbreaking and shocking reality that is finding out that their pregnancy is no longer viable.

  • Episode 3 - A life no more

    Episode 3

    How you find out the news of a miscarriage is important - it's all in the approach. How a doctor breaks the news is crucial! Dr Heather Waterfall explains how the words spoken and the words written are so very different and the difference between the medical recovery and the emotional ramifications.

  • Episode 4 - Break the silence

    Episode 4

    The pressure on your relationship is real. Reaching out to a support network - family, friends, an organisation - anyone is so important. Suffering quietly and minimising your grief is not ok and in this episode of You Are Not Alone it becomes apparent that it is quite often the 'normal' thing.

  • Episode 5 - A little bit of hope

    Episode 5

    No spoilers here! In the final episode of You Are Not Alone we follow Lyndal and Jaime on the final steps in their quest to become parents. Our other families take us through their next steps. Grab your tissues - this is the final and most precious episode.