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Background information


The experience of miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy can be deeply distressing, both emotionally and physically.  When talking about their experience, women and their partners generally tell us that the things they need most to help them through are:

Access to information and emotional support has been shown time and time again to help people cope with the experience of loss.

Apart from loss, the most painful aspects of miscarriage are failure and grief. If you can talk about your feelings and be met with patient sympathy, you can heal.

Anna Raeburn – former patron of the Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association is a registered national charity, offering its services across the UK through:


The Miscarriage Association’s helpline team responds to over 7,000 calls, emails, live chat requests and direct messages per year from those who have been affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy. Hundreds more use our online support services and we note an average of 190,000 visits per month to our website.

We have a network of telephone volunteers across the UK who offer support and understanding from the perspective of having been through miscarriage themselves. Seventeen local support groups provide a safe space where people can meet and share their experiences and feelings.

Thank you so much for being at the end of the phone when I really needed someone to talk to.


The Miscarriage Association produces leaflets which answer the most commonly asked questions about pregnancy loss. Our website provides an additional source of information, with all leaflets available on-line, free to download.

It was only your organisation that answered the questions we needed to know and sent through readable information.


Those experiencing miscarriage often feel isolated and ignored, and understanding and sensitivity from friends and family can help enormously. It is much easier for people to give this when they have some knowledge about pregnancy loss and the impact it can have. The Miscarriage Association works with the media to raise awareness of these issues.

I read your article in the Express. For the first time in months I feel I’m not an alien.

Better care

The Miscarriage Association works to raise awareness and sensitivity amongst health professionals through lectures, workshops and free e-learning resources.  We know that their attitude and care can make all the difference in coping with the loss of a baby in pregnancy.

We greatly appreciate the work of the Miscarriage Association in providing a place for women to turn to.

Roy Farquharson MD FRCOG – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists