Misconceptions is a ten-part web series about miscarriage that aims to bust myths, provide information, and let grieving parents know that they are not alone. In fact, around one in four pregnancies are lost to miscarriage - making it one of the most common human experiences that isn’t talked about.
Misconceptions will cover types of first trimester miscarriage, miscarriage management, coping with grief, and how to support someone who is going through miscarriage. It will also delve into some of the myths and taboos surrounding the first trimester of pregnancy.
The episodes feature interviews with well-known New Zealanders and with everyday people, who share their personal experiences of pregnancy loss. Misconceptions also includes interviews with a range of experts who help explain the physical and emotional effects of miscarriage.
If you think you may be having a miscarriage, contact your lead maternity carer - this may be a midwife or your GP. Alternatively, call Healthline free on 0800 611 116, or visit your local Urgent Medical Centre or hospital
Visit the Sands website. Sands supports parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby.
Free call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor.
RESEARCHERS: Alistar Kata, Ardi Alemi, Charlotte Wanhill, Kathryn van Beek
WRITER: Kathryn van Beek
CAMERA: Christo Montes
FIELD DIRECTOR: Soana Aholelei
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Wanhill
EDITORS: Charlotte Wanhill, Sophie Coombs
COLOURIST: Peter Barrett – RPM
GRAPHICS AND TITLES: Ardi Alemi
ANIMATIONS: Ardi Alemi, Solmaz Yasdandoust
COMPOSER: Ethan Tan
AUDIO POST: Ethan Tan
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Anna Oram
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Ardi Alemi
PRODUCER: Charlotte Wanhill
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ngaire Fuata