Shhh…we can’t mention that. The Taboos of Motherhood

updated article.

Beautiful Heart

Not to confuse the usual judgement (damned if you do, damned if you don’t on all mothering styles), taboo things usually seem to be announcing pregnancy too soon, infertility, miscarriage, still birth and serious childhood illness or death of a child, Post Natal Depression, birth trauma, relationship breakdown – the kind of things people find very confronting and hard to know what to say or do.

It also seems to increasingly (and concerningly) be including the positive experiences.

‘don’t tell people you’re pregnant until after 12 weeks’

Why? In case of a miscarriage? Why can’t a pregnancy loss before 12 weeks be acknowledged. It is heartbreaking.

If it is a long awaited pregnancy, the Joy is too hard to hold back, you want to share the news.

If it is an unexpected pregnancy – emotions could go in many directions, and the support of loved ones is vital.


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