Woman's Hour

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Talking about miscarriage, Miranda Richardson, Leaving care

October 28th, 2015

Episode 402 of 985 episodes

Around one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage but it's a subject that people often struggle to talk about openly. Lisa Francesca Nand and David Kirk break the silence in a documentary 'First Heartbeat' which they made about their personal journey trying for a family and the miscarriages they experienced along the way. Miranda Richardson was Chair of Judges in 2013 for the Women's Prize for Fiction which was awarded to May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes. Is it in line for winner of the Best of the Best? Young people in residential care homes in the UK are expected to live independently from the age of 18. In the first of two special features for National Care Leavers Week Jo Morris speaks to Natalie a young woman who is preparing to leave the children's home where she has lived since the age of 14. Martin Crewe, Children's Services Director for Barnardos describes the challenges facing young people like Natalie. Presenter: Nikki Bedi Producer: Caroline Donne.

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