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Heal after miscarriage

In our column and podcast series, Professor Sarah Niblock, CEO of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, explores challenges that affect us all. This month, she looks at miscarriage, the stigma around it, and how to recover and move on in the way that is authentic to you

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, which a tragic statistic. And if one miscarriage isn’t harrowing enough, it’s estimated that one in 100 wom en in the UK experience the loss of a baby more than once. Miscarriages cover a range of experiences – from loss on the day that you find out you are pregnant to much later on in the pregnancy.

Yet the grief and com plexrange of emotions behind those cold numbers is all too rarely talked about. Yes, there is a better understanding within medical care, but parents report that there is room for improvement in wider society.ell-meaning people will try to persuade them that ‘it was m eant to be’ and ‘it’s probably for the best’ when parents’ grief, albeit invisible, is raw and real.

A personal journey

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