Misconceptions Synopsis

Updated: Jun 16



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.


Need support?

  • 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 Miscarriage Support website or join the Facebook group.

  • 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.



Series Credits:

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