Miscarriage can be devastating. You may be struggling with grief, anxiety and shock, as well as mood swings and tiredness as your hormones adjust.
You’ll probably have a lot of questions about what has happened. Our information pages aim to answer some of these questions and hopefully alleviate any worries you have about what this means for you and your future.
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You can also contact our midwives, who are trained in bereavement support, on our pregnancy line on 0800 014 7800 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or email us at [email protected].
Your miscarriage stories
We’ve also spoken to thousands of women about their feelings after a miscarriage. No-one can tell you how you should or shouldn’t be feeling. Your reaction is your own and sometimes this can be isolating.
Through our #MisCourage campaign, hundreds of women have shared their own stories of miscarriage. You might find it reassuring to read about other women’s experiences.
You can share your story here.
A very supportive community has built up over the last few years around pregnancy loss. The page below lists a number of blogs and social accounts from people who have suffered pregnancy loss/es or preterm birth.
"When my son was stillborn, I couldn’t find anything to read about the mum’s personal experiences and what to expect... I needed something real, something I could relate to." Hannah Pontillo
All write movingly about their experiences of loss, life after loss and, in some cases, pregnancy and pregnancy/parenting after loss.
I love hearing stories from inspiring women. From birth stories to infertility struggles to adoption stories, I leave each read feeling inspired and in awe of what women face and overcome. After reading a couple of stories and talking with my husband, I decided to share the story of our son Lane.
Those dreaded words that I didn't want to hear 'I am sorry but you're having a miscarriage'.
Sadly the scan showed I had lost the baby, there was no heartbeat.
2 days before my 12 week scan, I noticed some spotting.we had had a missed miscarriage.
ℹLast reviewed on December 17th, 2019. Next review date December 17th, 2022.