Miscarriage aftercare continues to take place on maternity units across the UK, with Drs who seem to lack empathy following such a painful loss.
This needs to change.
A miscarriage is heartbreaking, painful and terribly difficult as it is. Without having to attend follow up appointments at units where new babies are being born, where couples are seeing their baby growing and healthy - and you feel hopeless. Answering the same questions time and again - how many children do you have? (to a woman losing her 1st, much wanted baby being a difficult one to answer)!
Whilst suffering a miscarriage our bodies not only have to deal with a physical loss, but a raw, painful, emotional loss - & like with any loss we're grieving - it's hard.
I, and I know, many other women/couples going through this traumatic experience would find treatment following a miscarriage far less painful in a separate part of the hospital away from pregnancy and new babies.
An ultrasound scanner in a quiet room, even a few wards away would make such an awful experience just a little bit easier.
And having a quick scan of our notes before having a chat with us would stop us having to answer these difficult questions.