• More than one In five pregnancies ends in miscarriage – around a quarter of a million in the UK each year.
  • A further one in one hundred pregnancies is ectopic. This means the pregnancy is developing outside the womb (usually in one of the fallopian tubes). This condition is life-threatening for the mother, and the pregnancy cannot usually survive.
  • While individual reactions to miscarriage vary, most women find the experience deeply distressing. For too many women and their partners, their distress is made worse by a lack of understanding amongst those around them. Recent research amongst a sample of over 300 women who had experienced miscarriage showed:
  • Nearly half (45%) of them did not feel well informed about what was happening to them
  • Only 29% felt well cared for emotionally
  • Nearly four out of five (79%) received NO aftercare.

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

Information Courtesy of:

The Miscarriage Association
17 Wentworth Terrace
Wakefield WF1 3QW

Registered address:

The Miscarriage Association
c/o Clayton Hospital, Northgate
Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3JS
UK – England & Wales

Helpline: 01924 200799 (answerphone out of office hours)

For Further information visit the website The Miscarriage Association

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