Having a miscarriage can impact on your physical and emotional health. But you do not need to go through this alone. There are lots of charity organisations that can provide more advice and support.
If you’re worried that you or your partner are struggling to cope after losing a baby, please talk to your GP. They will be able to help you get the support you need.
You can also talk to a Tommy’s midwife free of charge from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 0147 800 or you can email them at [email protected] Our midwives are trained in bereavement support.
If you are looking for support following IVF, you can also speak to your IVF clinic. Most clinics have counselling services attached to them.
The following organisations also offer information and support after a miscarriage.
The Miscarriage Association
The Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy. Their services include a pregnancy loss helpline, live chat service and information leaflets.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. They have a helpline, face-to-face groups and information resources for families across the UK.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care helps people understand their grief and cope with their loss. They have a helpline a network of local branches where you can find support.
Saying Goodbye provides information, advice and support to anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.
They also organise the Saying Goodbye Services, which are held for people who have suffered the loss of a baby, as well as for their children, family and friends, whether the loss was recent or historic. They also welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they have never had children.
Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship. You can have face-to-face, telephone and online counselling, either alone or as a couple.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provides information for those who are thinking about having private counselling. The website includes a directory of qualified therapists who work to professional standards in your local area.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust provides information and support to those affected by ectopic pregnancy. This includes information resources, a helpline and a forum.
Molar Pregnancy Support and Information
Molar Pregnancy Support and Information provides information and support to women who are currently, or have previously suffered from, a molar pregnancy.