Call for better care for women suffering miscarriages

Almost half of women who suffer a miscarriage have to wait 24 hours for a scan to see if their baby is still alive, according to data from Mumsnet.

Read: Quarter of miscarriages may be preventable

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Only 12% of the women who miscarried were offered counselling, according to Mumsnet. Credit: PA

The parenting website said the slow response from healthcare staff showed a lack of "human kindness" and wants all political parties to address it in their 2015 manifesto.

The survey of 1,065 women who had miscarried found 46% of them had to wait over 24 hours for a scan to determine if their baby was still alive, with 18% waiting longer than three days.

It found 47% of the women were treated alongside women with ongoing pregnancies, and 58% of women wanted counselling, but only 12% were offered it.

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Almost half who miscarry 'have to wait 24 hours for a scan'

Some 46% of prospective mothers who suffer a miscarriage are forced to wait 24 hours for a scan to determine if their baby is still alive, according to a survey from Mumsnet.