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16:08 14 Aug 2015
This is such a bad decision. We had still birth with Ronnie and jacks child. We need to see Shabnam and Kush happy. Cant all be bad and sad.... honestly!! Disappointed
13:42 12 Aug 2015
I am really shocked at some of the comments on here, 'no doubt yet another break up' for example - my husband and I didn't break up, we had a very difficult year after our still birth which happened out of the blue during my labour to our little girl, but our relationship got stronger and as for 'try not being able to conceive at all...' is it a competition, who can have the worse experience? How about just watch it if you want, watch Neighbours if you want something less 'doom and gloom' or more 'fun' but don't insult people to whom this story line will be incredibly meaningful and difficult, but important to watch. 17 babies are stillborn in the UK every day, it's very common and awareness needs to be raised because if it ever happens to you it will shatter your world.
16:26 7 Aug 2015
It is always good to see real life stuff in EE. I hope the actors and writers involved do it justice.
02:25 5 Aug 2015
I would of preferred if they wrote this for Stacy yet another break up no doubt of another couple.
Why so much Doom and Gloom
and as someone whos also experienced loss of babies I don't want to be reminded like so many other mums the only way to cope is to blank certain things.
why do we have to constantly deal with issues like EE is the samaritans we watch it for entertainment don't we?
I'm starting to question my own sanity for continuing to watch it
20:16 4 Aug 2015
I'd like to start by saying, not being able to have a child must be awful and my heart goes out to anybody that is affected by such a loss. Equally i find it incredibly insensitive to comment on a write up like this implying that losing your child is in any way less important. Carrying your baby for 9 months, going into labour and being told that the child you have grown, nurtured and loved for the best part of a year has died is one of the most devastating things to happen to you as a person/couple. It changes you as a person and you never ever stop mourning your loss. I am not saying this is worse than never being able to have a child, but it is different and equally as sensitive. I would never dream of downplaying a storyline that portrayed the pain and suffering of not ever being able to conceive. How sad you felt the need to say that. Everybody's loss is as important as the next person's and we should all be supportive of each other. After losing our son at 41 weeks without an ounce of warning I think this storyline is so important to cause awareness. My husband and I were ignorantly unaware of such tragedy. Maybe if we were we would have pushed for extra checks or extra checks be mandatory and our little man would still be here with us today. SANDS do a brilliant job and need more funding to reach out to more families effected by such a tragedy.
17:03 4 Aug 2015
We lost our daughter in April. She was stillborn at 35 weeks. Nothing prepares you for this. No signs, no clues just a senseless loss. We struggle daily with the loss especially my wife. SANDS have helped but the local NEW mental health support has been disgraceful. There has been little or no support around for us Dad's. We just potter on supporting our lovely wives through this terrible time.
I don't watch East enders but I really hope they do the storyline justice. The grief is not something that goes away. Everywhere you go you see reminders of what could have been. It's so heartbreaking.
16:36 4 Aug 2015
It's enough with sad and horrible stories, It is time to bring back some smile on English people faces. Television programs in other countries are more fan and laughter yours are sad and miserable. Probably this is what English people likes. To be miserable all the time. It is the reflection of everyone early in the morning ( SADNESS )
15:02 4 Aug 2015
Try finding out not being able to have children at all. That would make a more interesting story.
00:28 4 Aug 2015
I've always wanted to know, what causes a stillbirth?
23:05 3 Aug 2015
I hope this subject is not brushed over in a few episodes, this effects peoples lives forever. I had this happen to me 18 years ago and to this day there was no reason for it too have happened. Instead of celebrating my little girls birth i had a funeral for her. The postman saw me and congratulated me because he was delivering so many cards to my door, he thought they were for the birth of a baby instead they were sympathy card and xmas cards as it was so near to christmas. I never got over it, you learn to live with whats happened. People can either ignore what has happened and distance themselves from you or even say 'oh well your young you can try again' to try and make you feel better. They simply don't understand. I went on to have two more children but dispite this i always have avoid in my heart. My life changed , my marriage failed and even to the point of being on anti-depresents even now. SANDS were a great help to me but i just wanted to turn the clock back and go back to being happy and normal. I thought this happened in the olden days but it doesn't it is so common bit people just dont talk about it and are not aware. So please Eastenders do this subject properly
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