Women who miscarry 'lumped onto general wards'

Women who miscarry are frequently "lumped onto a general surgical ward" because cuts in Gynaecology mean specialist wards are closing, a leading doctor told Good Morning Britain.

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Professor Ellis Downes said accessing services were exacerbating an already traumatic experience for women, who were rarely given the emotional support they needed by staff.

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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.