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Support on Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day can be a tough time for those of you thinking about babies who died before they were born – especially if others don’t understand your feelings of loss at this time. One place where people really do understand … Continue reading

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Reflections on pregnancy loss

The experience of pregnancy loss – miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy – is always unique.  Even though there are often shared elements, everyone’s story is different, like so many experiences in life. Today we are sharing four stories, with thanks … Continue reading

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A certificate of loss

When a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, there is no legal recognition of his or her brief life, no birth or death certificate. While some parents may be relieved that they don’t have to face the ordeal of … Continue reading

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Late miscarriage

ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ continues to feature a powerful story-line of late miscarriage – one that has had real impact on regular viewers and others too. It is also one that mirrors real life for actors Kym Marsh and Simon Gregson, … Continue reading

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Late loss

Viewers of ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ will be aware that this evening’s episode will continue Monday’s storyline of a threatened miscarriage, 23 weeks into the pregnancy. Credit is due to the programme’s researchers, who worked very hard to get all the … Continue reading

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Our sympathies

We send our sympathies to Zara and Mike Tindall on the announcement of the loss of their baby. Miscarriage is sadly common – around one in four pregnancies ends before 24 weeks of pregnancy, most before 14 weeks.  Miscarrying after … Continue reading

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Coping with the festive season

It’s nearly Christmas, as well as the Jewish festival of Chanukah.  A time for celebrating, a time for family and friends and, very often, a time where children and babies are in the forefront of people’s minds. Some of you … Continue reading

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Bereavement care after pregnancy and baby loss

A chance to share your views on bereavement care after pregnancy and baby loss:  meetings in London (19 Jan) & Manchester (10 Feb).   The M.A. is working with a number of partner organisations to create a national Bereavement Care … Continue reading

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Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care

This month sees publication of the latest report [1] from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity. “Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care” is the work of MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential … Continue reading

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“No need to wait to conceive after miscarriage”

Research published this week [1] has highlighted that couples wanting to conceive after a miscarriage don’t have to worry about the risks of trying again too soon.[2] The authors conclude that conceiving within the first six months after miscarriage does … Continue reading

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