Support after a miscarriage

If you’ve experienced a miscarriage, we’re here to help and support you.

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.

Watch other films from The Baby Loss Series.

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].

Please note, in this section, we use the term ‘miscarriage’ in relation to all pregnancy loss, including ectopic and molar pregnancy.

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.

Peer support

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.

Online communities supporting those who have gone through baby loss or preterm birth

Pregnancy ads

At Tommy's we often hear from women and men who are bombarded with ads promoting maternity and baby products after loss, which can be really distressing.

Find out how to stop pregnancy ads

Read miscourage stories

  • #misCOURAGE story

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    Lane's Story

    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.

  • #misCOURAGE story

    Story

    Worst week of my life

    Those dreaded words that I didn't want to hear 'I am sorry but you're having a miscarriage'.

  • #misCOURAGE story

    Story

    Sharing Bad News is Horrible

    Sadly the scan showed I had lost the baby, there was no heartbeat.

  • #misCOURAGE story

    Story

    PCOS and my missed miscarriage

    2 days before my 12 week scan, I noticed some spotting.we had had a missed miscarriage.

    Last reviewed on December 17th, 2019. Next review date December 17th, 2022.

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