Miscarriage Care Campaign

Miscarriage Care campaignThousands of women have used Mumsnet to share heartbreaking stories of miscarriage care falling short. Like everyone else, we believe the NHS should provide effective, responsive care and treatment to the one in five pregnancies that ends in miscarriage, but while some trusts provide great care, unfortunately, others do not.

The Mumsnet Miscarriage Care campaign aims to ensure that all miscarrying women get the good, respectful, empathetic care that they need.


Latest: Labour and Lib Dems commit to better miscarriage care

Update: Labour and Lib Dems have both pledged to improve the quality of miscarriage care for women in the UK, as part of their health manifestos.

VIDEO: Why we need the Miscarriage Care Campaign

We've made a short video to explain why the Miscarriage Care Campaign is so important. Have a look, and if you like it, please help spread the word far and wide by sharing it on social media.


7 shocking miscarriage facts

Our survey of over 1000 Mumsnet users showed that the treatment and support women receive following a miscarriage fails to meet official guidelines. Here are seven of the most startling shortfalls.

Our supporters

We've had lots of messages of support for our campaign to improve miscarriage care. Find out here who's helping us spread the word, and see how you can help support the campaign as well. 


Miscarriage Care: your stories

Bloggers

We asked our Mumsnet bloggers to share their own stories and experiences of miscarriage care - read them here. 

Get involved

We need your help. Find out what you can do to help support the campaign, and make things better for miscarrying women. 


Miscarriage care: what must change

http://www.mumsnet.com/campaigns/5-things-that-need-to-change-in-miscarriage-care

In the light of your responses to our survey, we've drafted the Miscarriage Code of Care. Here's what needs to change and why, boiled down to five simple points.

Practical advice on how to cope

Everyone's miscarriage experience will be different, but it can be helpful to know, in general terms, what you can expect - and how best to deal with it.


Understanding miscarriage

What you need to know: Find out about the reasons miscarriages occur, common risk factors, and what to do if you think it's happening to you - and speak to other parents in the same situation.

Miscarriage campaign: the story so far

Guardian top

Read about the background to our campaign, which started in 2011 as the Mumsnet Better Miscarriage Care Campaign. 


The Code of Care in full

We drew up our Code of Care after after extensive consultation with Mumsnetters, and campaigning organisations working in this area. See the full guidelines here.

Miscarriage Care: the facts

Have a look at the condensed facts to get up to speed on the background and details for our Miscarriage Care Campaign.



Last updated: 20-Apr-2015 at 1:56 PM