Women who miscarry ignored in the UK

by Annalisa Lista - 2014.06.16
Women who miscarry ignored in the UK
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It seems that miscarriage is almost ignored in the UK. Miscarriage, unfortunately, concerns around a quarter of a million women each year in the UK and these are not treated promptly. This is what the association Mumsnet accuses the British NHS of. In the survey carried out in the framework of their campaign that involved more than 1,000 women, they found out that: 1) half of those who miscarry are treated alongside women with ongoing pregnancies; 2) half of those who miscarry are have to wait for over 24 hours for a scan to find out if their baby is still alive. Such situations are so shocking for the female gender that they need constant psychological support. But of the 58% of those who ask for it, only 12% are offered it. Following such figures, Mumsnet, thorugh its campaign, asks politicians to pledge to improve miscarriage care, based on the principles in their Code, by 2020 - the end of the next parliament.

Published in Birth and fertility.
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