Why talking about pregnancy loss at work matters

Research into pregnancy loss

How Katy set up a consultancy to share her research 

How employers need training alongside policy

How shocking some of the insensitive reactions were from line managers

The comments that people say in general about pregnancy loss

People are unsure of how to react to pregnancy loss – due to the taboo 

Communication training is well received – helping people what to say

Not assumption forming – that everyone experiences pregnancy in the same way

If there isn’t a policy it implies you can’t speak about pregnancy loss 

How PTSD affects someone who has experiences pregnancy loss, panic attacks 

1 in 6 people women show symptoms of PTSD as a result of pregnancy loss 

How men feel overlooked – therefore the training covers the impact on partners as they are ignored 

The language used for those around those who don’t have children

How someone was told they didn’t get the job as the person who did had ‘more supervision’ as they’re a parent

How working from home requests have been designed as people don’t have children 

Mist Workshop 

Jessica Farren podcast link 

Jody Day episode 

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