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Stars of Remembrance

17th May 2017

After a miscarriage, or ectopic or molar pregnancy, you might want to find some way of remembering your baby and marking the loss of his or her brief life. Our new Stars of Remembrance page offers that opportunity.  An online memorial to babies lost in pregnancy, it provides a special place to mark the brief lives of […]

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Job vacancy at the M.A.

13th April 2017

Could you be part of our helpline team, supporting people who have lost a baby in pregnancy? Update 9.6.17  This post has now been filled The Miscarriage Association (M.A.) works to ensure that everyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy receives the care, support and information that they need. We are seeking an […]

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Support on Mothers’ Day

25th March 2017

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 is in our private Facebook group.  And while the discussion thread below isn’t about Mothers’ […]

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Reflections on pregnancy loss

2nd March 2017

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 to the parents who have allowed us to do so. The first is an essay […]

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A pregnancy loss certificate

26th January 2017

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 registering their loss at the local Registry office, others find this threshold immensely distressing and […]

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Late loss

17th January 2017

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 details right, consulting us at the M.A. as well as SANDS. The team has also […]

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Coping with the festive season

20th December 2016

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 will find this a very dark time and might struggle to get through the next […]

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Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care

7th December 2016

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 Enquiries across the UK.  The document reports on investigations into all maternal deaths during and […]

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