Support for young people

“People said it was lucky really. I don’t know how to deal with that.”

Girl with school books

It doesn’t matter how old you are, having a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy can be a lonely and upsetting experience. We hope the information on our website will help you whatever your age.

But some of you told us that your voices were not being heard and your needs were not being met.

We hope the links on this page will help you find the information and support we have created with you in mind.

Miscarriage – the facts and your feelings
You’re not alone – hear from other young people
Finding support
Talking about miscarriage
Why we developed this page

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Miscarriage – the facts and your feelings

Our new leaflet explains more about what has happened, where you can find support and how to start making sense of your feelings. Read it here.

You’re not alone. Hear from other young people

Young women told us about what they found hard and what helped them. Watch and read their stories here.

Holly was 18 when she had a miscarriage. Her ex-boyfriend blamed her. You can read Holly’s story here too.

 

Sophie had a missed miscarriage and surgical management. She tells us how her Parents4Parents group helped her.

 

Sara was considering an abortion when she miscarried. She talks about her feelings of guilt and loss.

 

Letti tells us how she coped with miscarrying twins when she was 25.

Kirstie tells the story of the late loss of her son Jacob when she was 15.

Lauren had her first miscarriage when she was 20. She talks about the pain of experiencing two missed miscarriages.

Sophie didn’t tell anyone when she got pregnant at 16. She writes about how she dealt with a miscarriage by herself.

Chloe writes about how having had a missed miscarriage makes it difficult not to worry about her current pregnancy

Kanesha (from the U.S.A.) writes about her missed miscarriage and the support she wanted.

Finding support

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Our How we can help page is full of numbers and links. We offer online information and support and a helpline.

We know that calling a helpline can feel weird or scary. Have a look at our page What happens when you call our helpline? so you know what to expect when you pick up the phone.

Talking about miscarriage

“I was terrified of telling my parents as I knew they would be angry. It was a hard conversation but in the end it helped that they knew”

Having a miscarriage can be a lonely experience. Talking to your boyfriend or girlfriend, you parents, your friends or your teachers can help.

Our new Talking about miscarriage page has some suggestions to make talking easier.

Billie helped Holly to talk about her miscarriage.


How and why?

Find out how we worked with young people to develop these resources.