YES by Jenni Murray There’s now something of a campaign to end what’s known as the ‘12-week rule’ — where a woman is expected to stay quiet about her pregnancy during the first trimester ‘in case something goes wrong’. Jenni Murray says she wants the 12-week rule to stay as she once had an ectopic pregnancy This week Katy Lindemann, author of a new book on baby loss, argued that the 12-week rule makes the pain of miscarriage worse as many women are left to suffer in silence. Her piece sparked responses from many women online reporting similar experiences. Campaigners say keeping silent about pregnancy heaps pressure on women and cuts them off from support if anything goes wrong. I have much sympathy for anyone in that situation. But I must say I have no regrets about my decision to keep my first pregnancy a secret, sharing it only with my partner, David. I was 31 and trying to advance my broadcasting career. David was a naval officer and often away from home. Nevertheless, we were more than ready to start a family. The pregnancy was confirmed using a home test, and I had just made an appointment with the… Read full this story
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Should you keep pregnancy secret for 12 weeks? As a new campaign seeks to overturn a long-held convention, JENNI MURRAY and JENNIE AGG give their very different views have 321 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at October 9, 2019. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.