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.

Please join us in asking politicians to pledge to improve miscarriage care, based on the principles in our Code, by 2020 - the end of the next parliament. Labour has committed to this, and the Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has said he will personally argue for its inclusion in the Lib Dem mainfesto - so please keep the pressure up on Jeremy Hunt.


VIDEO: Why we need the Miscarriage Care Campaign

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


Miscarriage Care: your stories

Bloggers

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

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. 


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.

Miscarriage survey: full results

We asked women who have miscarried since September 2011 (the date of our last survey) to tell us about their experiences; nearly 1,100 women took part. Here, you can see the results in full. 


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.

What to say or do when someone has had a miscarriage

Knowing what to say - and what not to say - when someone has had a miscarriage can be very difficult, and will depend largely on individual circumstances. Here's some broad advice. 


 


 

 

Last updated: 15-Sep-2014 at 4:21 PM