Again as I continue on my marathon of the great Australian soap opera *Prisoner *(Prisoner: Cell Block H), I noticed “Top Dog” Bea Smith will be talking to the other prisoners and of course they have to tell their backstory. So one of the other prisoners will say “So Bea do you have any kids”? And usually she’ll say "Yes, I have a daughter, Debbie. Part of the story is that Bea was inside when her daughter Debbie got hooked on drugs and OD from them. That’s why she hates drugs and pushers.
Once in a great while Bea Smith will say, “I had a daughter but she died,” but usually she won’t say anything, but “Yes, I have a daughter.”
Then of course the other characters have to explain that Bea’s daughter died, etc etc
OK I see how this is important to the plot of a TV show, but what what about in real life?
Does anyone know anyone who has had a child that died and if so how do they answer the causal question, “Do you have any children?” Do they usually include the dead children? Do they provide the additional information about the child’s demise