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The question we came to dread: ‘Are you going for a second child?’

Why, when hearing my wife and I have one child, do people ask about our plans for a second? Do they ever consider how intrusive and insensitive that question can be, that we have had multiple miscarriages?

My wife was talking to a mate in the corridor at work a week or so ago.

“Our boy loves Blue Planet, it’s so funny. You know, even the scary bits? He loved it. And he’s only four.”

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