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International Babyloss Awareness Day 2016

15th October 2016

Today, Saturday 15 October, marks International Babyloss Awareness Day, the culmination of a week of activities and events that offer a special opportunity to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, at or shortly after birth or in infancy. The Miscarriage Association began the week by launching a new animation, telling the story […]

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10th October 2016

The Babyloss Awareness Week animation that we launched yesterday ends with the message: “It was such a hard time and we’ll never forget our baby, but having people listen – really listen – has helped us through.” Here at the Miscarriage Association, we’ve supported thousands of people who have been affected by pregnancy loss, and one […]

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Miscarriage in the news

8th March 2016

Recurrent miscarriage can be devastating.  When pregnancy after pregnancy ends in heartbreak it can be harder and harder to put oneself through it – especially if no obvious cause is ever found, or possible treatment identified. That’s why news of a possible breakthrough in miscarriage research is so heartening.  Published today*, the research by the […]

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Maternity Review fails to address miscarriage care

24th February 2016

Women who experience pregnancy loss before 24 weeks have been ignored by the national Maternity Review published yesterday. This is deeply disappointing and a missed opportunity to set standards for good, compassionate miscarriage[1] care. The review sets out a five year forward view for improving outcomes of maternity services in England. While we welcome its […]

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Powerful words

12th February 2016

It is just two minutes long, but Richard Littledale’s ‘Prayer for the Day‘on BBC Radio 4 captures so much of what pregnancy loss means, that we don’t need to add our own words here. Do take two minutes to listen.    

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Gene editing: a complicated issue

2nd February 2016

You’ll probably have heard or read that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given the go-ahead for research involving gene editing of embryos. These are ‘spare’ embryos left after IVF, that would normally be destroyed*. The aim of the research is to understand better what happens in the earliest days of embryo development, […]

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“Flu vaccination in pregnancy protects both mothers and babies.”

2nd December 2015

The Miscarriage Association is supporting the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in encouraging more pregnant women to come forward for the free flu vaccine this winter. In a statement issued last month,  Dr Patrick O’Brien, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said: […]

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A clear result for PROMISE

26th November 2015

Progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy do NOT improve outcomes in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages. Five years after it began, the results of the PROMISE (progesterone in recurrent miscarriage) trial have now been published (1). Clear but disappointing These results are clear, they are very important – and they […]

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