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.