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Updated guidance on progesterone in pregnancy

24th November 2021

NICE has today published updated important guidance on the diagnosis and initial management of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage[1]. Based on a systematic review of research studies[2], including the PRISM trial, it includes new recommendations on the use of progesterone for women[3] who have vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy and have had one or more previous […]

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Baby Loss Awareness Week 9-15 October

9th October 2021

Today marks the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week, a special annual event to mark the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or during or soon after birth and to raise public awareness of pregnancy and baby loss. Wellbeing The Miscarriage Association is joining with over 100 other charities or groups from around the UK […]

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Men and miscarriage – and others too

24th June 2021

Last Sunday was Father’s Day – a time that’s full of fun for many but can be especially difficult for those who are grieving lost fatherhood after miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy.  And while the sensitivities of Mother’s Day are increasingly recognised, it is rare for much mention to be made at all of men’s […]

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Pregnancy loss and the workplace

26th May 2021

It’s been nearly two months since the government of New Zealand announced the provision of three days’ paid parental bereavement leave after miscarriage and stillbirth. This provision is significant.  It recognises that for many women and partners, the experience of miscarriage or stillbirth is a bereavement.  Whether that loss happens at six weeks or 36 […]

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Missing Mana

15th February 2021

We share with deep sadness the loss of Mana Hazlett, who died last week. A Miscarriage Association volunteer since 1989, Mana offered telephone support and ran the Glasgow support group until only very recently.  Those of us who knew her, and those who were supported by her, will always remember her as a vibrant, seemingly […]

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Here for you this festive season

21st December 2020

We know that facing the festive season can sometimes be a struggle for those who have been through pregnancy loss. At a time when children are often at the forefront of everyone’s minds, many of you will be thinking about your lost babies and what might have been. You might already be thinking about ways […]

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