If you’ve had a miscarriage, or are worried that it might happen, it can be really important to have good, clear and accurate information. It can also help family, friends and colleagues.
As well as the text on this website, we publish a range of leaflets about the facts and feelings of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy. We also provide a a list of other useful publications and to other connected websites.
Almost all of our leaflets are available here free to read online or to print off and read.
If you would prefer to have a printed leaflet or leaflets, you can:
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Miscarriages happen for lots of different reasons. Sometimes the cause is known but often it isn’t. Some women benefit from treatment but others don’t need it. This leaflet looks at the possible causes of miscarriage and the tests and treatment that might help you.
This leaflet is for anyone who is having to make difficult choices at an already distressing time, or perhaps trying to find out more about what has happened already.
Miscarriage can be a very unhappy and frightening experience. Even some time later you may still be coping with feelings of shock and great sadness. You may also be feeling anxious about the future – especially about trying again.
A single miscarriage can be very distressing; and it can be devastating if the next pregnancy fails too ... and then the next. This leaflet looks at the known and possible causes of recurrent miscarriage and the tests and treatments that might help you.
This leaflet contains information and advice for employers whose staff have been or may be affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, including pregnancy-related sickness leave.
Most miscarriages happen in the first 12 or 13 weeks of pregnancy. It is much less usual to miscarry after 13 weeks and if this has happened to you, you may have been very shocked. We do hope that this leaflet helps a little at what might be a very difficult time.
Ectopic pregnancy can be a very distressing and frightening experience. This leaflet aims to explain what ectopic pregnancy is, to provide you with information and to answer some of the most common questions about both facts and feelings. We hope this will help at what can be a very difficult time.
We have written this leaflet for women and their partners who have been affected by a molar pregnancy (also called a hydatidiform mole).
A cervical stitch is sometimes offered to women who have had a late miscarriage or very premature birth and a weak cervix is suspected. This leaflet tells you more about the procedure and what is known about its effectiveness and risks.
We have written this leaflet for women and their partners, who have had recurrent miscarriages and have also been diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome.
This leaflet explains what a blighted ovum is – and the different medical terms that might be used when it is diagnosed.
Every miscarriage is different; and there is no right way to feel about it. This leaflet looks at how your loss might affect you, your partner and other people in your life. It also suggests ways to help you cope.
Miscarriage can be a very distressing experience for a couple, even if they feel it in different ways. We hope that this leaflet will help you to understand and cope with your own feelings about your miscarriage as well as your partner’s. N.B. This leaflet includes partners of any gender.
Miscarriage can be a very distressing experience for a couple, even they feel it in different ways. We hope that this leaflet will help you to understand and cope with your own feelings about your miscarriage as well as your partner’s. N.B. The leaflet 'Partners Too' is for partners of any gender.
This leaflet is for everyone who has experienced infertility and miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. We hope you will find something here which will help you.
For many people who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, finding out they are pregnant again can bring with it a mixture of hope and anxiety. We hope this leaflet will help people through.
We all need to look after our mental health. But experiencing pregnancy loss may mean you need to take even greater care of yourself for a while. This leaflet aims to help you through.
For some women and their partners, there comes a time when they begin to think about stopping their attempts to have a baby.
This leaflet aims to help you to handle miscarriage with children. We have written it mostly for parents, but we hope it will also be useful if you are a relative or friend, or if you work with children.
When someone loses a baby through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, it can be a devastating event. For you as a relative, friend or colleague it can also be difficult as you try your best to provide the support they need. This leaflet aims to help you know what to say and do, so that you can provide support and comfort when you may be needed most.
Miscarriage can be a very distressing experience. Apart from the emotional upset, you have to cope with the physical trauma of the miscarriage. And you have to face the loss of all the pregnancy meant to you as your body returns to normal. This leaflet has been designed to help you.
A leaflet for young people, to help you understand your feelings and the facts about miscarriage.
Other language leaflets
This illustrated leaflet has been written with the support of people with learning disabilities. It is clear and easy to read and could be useful for anyone with reading difficulties. Please note that the pictures are very graphic.
A leaflet for a range of D/deaf people. We use clear plain English on the left hand page. There is more detail on the right hand page.
This leaflet, published in 2011, has been written and illustrated to make the information easier to understand. It is available as a pdf only. See also the Miscarriage Information Booklet, published in 2018.