Monday, 2 July 2012

Heartlands helps miscarriage sufferers

Families can help each other cope with the trauma of miscarriage with a new group being set up at Heartlands Hospital.
The monthly group formed by the Miscarriage Association with support from the Hospital will be run by specially trained volunteers who have themselves lost a baby in pregnancy. The first meeting will be on Thursday 19 July, 7.30 – 9 pm..

Kate Paine, the group’s co-ordinator, said: “Every miscarriage is different and there is no right way to feel about it. This group can help people find the support that is right for them.”

Rachel Small, Heartlands Hospital’s miscarriage midwife specialist, said: “As many as 20 per cent of all pregnancies result in miscarriage and it can be difficult to cope with. We are delighted to support this group. For some people being able to talk to someone who has gone through the same experience will be just the support they need.”

To find out more about the group contact the Miscarriage Association helpline on 01924 200799 or emailinfo@miscarriageassociation.org.uk.
The Association has five contacts for telephone support in the West Midlands backed up by its help line (01924 200799), website and online support forum.

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