Support for 'risk' pregnancies

Women at risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy should be given more support and information, according to the health watchdog. A report by NICE says medical staff should be given specific training.

'Conveyor belt' system for miscarrying women

Julie Orford, who has had two miscarriages, described the treatment she received on the NHS:

It felt very much like a conveyor belt. I found it quite insensitive. I was given a cup of tea and leaflet, and just left. We just had bays of women crying. We could hear them crying behind their curtains. Nobody really spoke to you in a sensitive manner and there was no information at all.

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Women at risk of losing babies 'need more support'

Women at risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy should be given more support and information, according to the health watchdog. A report by NICE says medical staff should be given specific training to deal sensitively with women at risk of losing their babies.

The report recommends a 24 hour phone service
The report recommends a 24 hour phone service Credit: ITV News

NICE says one in five pregnancies results in miscarriage and 11 out of 1,000 are ectopic. That means there are more than 50,000 early pregnancy losses in the UK every year.