For health professionals
The kind of care that women or couples receive from their GP, hospital or community staff can make a real difference to how they cope with the experience of pregnancy loss.
Everyone wants good medical care, based on up-to-date knowledge of miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy. But the human aspects of care are also very important. Kindness, understanding, clear information and sensitive language are just some of the ways that doctors, nurses, midwives and sonographers can help people cope with miscarriage.
Most health professionals work hard to provide good and sensitive care – and many of them will have been through miscarriage themselves. We work to support those doing good work and to encourage others to adopt better practice.
There are several sources of guidance, training and support on the provision of good care, including the Miscarriage Association’s own training (see http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/for-health-professionals/training).