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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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Wave of Light

15th November 2016

We’ve been reflecting on the candles that lit up our social media channels during October’s Wave of Light, in memory of tiny lives lost far too soon. Thank you to everyone who allowed us to include their photos in our video, and to Itty Bitty Beats for giving us permission to use their beautiful song, ‘The […]

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Talking about pregnancy loss

4th November 2016

In a short film broadcast on BBC South TV*, Kate talks about her experience of recurrent loss, along with members of the Winchester miscarriage support group. Recurring Miscarriage – Kate’s Story from Russell Sheath on Vimeo. The film, made by Russell Sheath and Still River Films, confirms recent research evidence that pregnancy loss can have […]

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New research: “Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder”

2nd November 2016

New research published in the BMJ today highlights the levels of anxiety, depression and trauma felt by significant numbers of women after experiencing miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. We reproduce the press release below: Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or […]

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Reflections on Babyloss Awareness Week

17th October 2016

Last week was special.  The days between 9 and 15 October marked Babyloss Awareness Week, an annual opportunity to join with others to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, at or shortly after birth or in infancy. And people did.  There were remembrance services and memorial walks, events at Westminster and a […]

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