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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.

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Over half of miscarriage patients 'wanted further care'

  • Some 56% of women who had gone through a miscarriage wanted further medical care, according to figures from Mumsnet.
  • However, only 26% were offered it.
  • Of women who miscarried at home following a scan, 15% felt they had the right support, information and pain relief to manage.
  • Most would-be mums did not talk about their miscarriage - only 23% told their friends about their care.
  • Only 13% spoke of their experience to wider family.

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