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Help with advice leaflet and information sharing

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LeafletMaker · 19/09/2010 22:39


i am a regular mner, i have name changed to keep this private,

i have suffered losses myself and have since become involved in helping others,

we are currently putting together a leaflet to give to parents who have suffered losses of any kind; from early m/c to still birth, to offer help and advice in the hope it will help them during the worst times.

can you post any links, websites, general information and guidence points that you feel helped you and may be of use to others?

thanks x

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LeafletMaker · 20/09/2010 00:12


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MummyAbroad · 20/09/2010 03:40

this site was great

and this one

youremindmeofthebabe · 20/09/2010 18:51

new zealand's info was very helpful. lots of information.

kat2504 · 20/09/2010 20:38

I thought the Miscarriage association's leaflets were very informative and you can read them all on their website.

LeafletMaker · 20/09/2010 21:36

thanks ladies,

i have added your thoughts to the leaflet.

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Hardandsleazy · 20/09/2010 21:39

I had a good one from the hospital-st thomas - if you want me to scan it cat me - it was by far the most informative thing on practicalities of having a managed miscarriage or an erpc that I have seen (I think m/a better on emotional/reasons )

onimolap · 20/09/2010 21:51

Do you envisage one leaflet, or a comprehensive set from which the appropriate one would be chosen?

You see, I doubt I'd have welcomed something that listed all the things that can go wrong, either when I miscarried or after DS's neonatal death.
But in both cases staff unprompted offered excellent leaflets and I can recommend those from the Miscarriage Association and from SANDS.

I thought it was pretty standard practice to give them out. Are there places where this does not happen?

Changebagsandgladrags · 20/09/2010 22:06

Are you also going to include terminations? Many people struggle with the aftermath of that and find that help is aimed at miscarriage/stillbirth/neonatal death.

If so, this site: afterabortion with its associated forum passboards is really good

For miscarriage I just used miscarriage association

LeafletMaker · 20/09/2010 22:14

i hope we can include the basic links for all cases,

i am involved/part of a group of people who are involved in immidate post loss,

it can be anything from 6 to 40 weeks,

to start with we are just wanting a general, not too extensive leaflet,

ok, truth is my local hospital are lacking in information, shameful but they are.

i am hoping to help change this,

i have forwarded the links so far to the people who will help get this printed,

thanks x

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Havingkittens · 04/10/2010 18:38

There is also ARC.

Having to terminate a pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities is also deeply upsetting and can bring all sorts of additional feelings of guilt, anger, fear and sorrow not really catered for by miscarriage/stillbirth counselling.

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