One mum’s very honest disclosure of why she announced her pregnancy early. “I didn’t want to keep lying and continue to hide my pregnancy, but yet we are made to feel like we should.”
“Societal norms prevent us from freely announcing pregnancy until after the 12-week mark. Yet, my daily life revolves around sharing incredibly intimate details of my world. I share sometimes up to five photos a day across my public Instagram and Facebook, and I generally have a Snapchat story running of my entire day. Some would suggest I possibly overshare. Yet, the beautiful thing about it is that I’m the only one who gets to dictate what I think is an appropriate amount of information to give out”, writes The Young Mummy for mamamia.com.
Sophie Cachia, 25, the woman behind ‘The Young Mummy’ blog, announced her pregnancy before the 12 week mark. SHOCK HORROR!
“It’s my page and my life”, writes Sophie.
“I didn’t make the decision to tell the world I’m pregnant out of stupidity.
I have had a child before. I am well aware of the risks, and I know it’s simply not the norm.
But who gets to decide the norm for me?”
Sophie continues, “I looked at this idea with the most realistic approach possible. I thought, if something was to go wrong, if I was to experience a miscarriage with this pregnancy – whether it be in the next three weeks or even after – then I would share it anyway.
I would share the heartache, I would share the tears, and I would share my first experience of losing a baby. That’s what The Young Mummy is all about. I put everything on the table – the good and the bad, and through my blog I try to be nothing but brutally honest with the world.
Miscarriage does not need to be such a shocking and taboo topic of conversation. We need support, we need encouragement, we need acceptance.”
Congratulations Sophie, and thank you for saying what so many of us want to say.
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