Our helpline: 01924 200799 Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Miscarriage in the news

8th March 2016

Recurrent miscarriage can be devastating.  When pregnancy after pregnancy ends in heartbreak it can be harder and harder to put oneself through it – especially if no obvious cause is ever found, or possible treatment identified.

That’s why news of a possible breakthrough in miscarriage research is so heartening.  Published today*, the research by the team at Warwick University offers a new understanding of how problems in the endometrium (the lining of the womb) may be the cause of recurrent miscarriage in many women with that history.

The more we learn about the possible causes of miscarriage, the higher the chances of intervention to reduce its incidence.  This research, from a highly regarded team, really moves our understanding forward, raising the possibility of screening and possible future treatments before pregnancy for women with a history of miscarriage.

As with all research, this is just the beginning and there is more work to be done.  But it’s a very exciting beginning and we greatly look forward to further developments.

*  Lucas, E. S., Dyer, N. P., Murakami, K., Hou Lee, Y., Chan, Y.-W., Grimaldi, G., Muter, J., Brighton, P. J., Moore, J. D., Patel, G., Chan, J. K.Y., Takeda, S., Lam, E. W.-F., Quenby, S., Ott, S. and Brosens, J. J. (2016), Loss of Endometrial Plasticity in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. STEM CELLS, 34: 346–356. doi: 10.1002/stem.2222

Latest news

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon talks about miscarriage

13th August 2019

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon shared her thoughts on miscarriage yesterday on ITV’s ‘Loose Women‘*, saying that she would support the introduction of bereavement leave after miscarriage.  The First Minister, who has talked previously about her experience of miscarriage, talked also about the need to remove the stigma associated with miscarriage, about childlessness and about […]

Continue reading »