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The truth about having a baby after miscarriage

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting another child after suffering a miscarriage last year Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Anna Whitehouse, 36, vlogger and author

“Congratulations”. I remember that being said to me repeatedly by kindly friends and family members when I announced I was pregnant again at 12 weeks. 

It’s a word used for weddings, engagements, exams results, new homes and births, perhaps. For me, it’s not a word that sits well with pregnancy. It doesn’t account for the deep-rooted anxiety that you’re not even out of the starting blocks; that your uterus has every chance of being the one to fail at carrying that life. That you have every chance of being the one in four women to suffer a miscarriage. As I was, five times, before the 10-week mark. 

It’s a relentless fear that I can imagine weighed heavily on Zara and Mike Tindall’s shoulders before they announced the happy news they’re expecting again, after their devastating loss last year.

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