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NHS needs a change of attitude towards miscarriage, says Mumsnet

New research found that half of women who miscarry wait 24 hours or more for a scan.

NHS needs a change of attitude towards miscarriage, says Mumsnet

There needs to be a change in attitude in the NHS towards miscarriage, according to Mumsnet’s Carrie Longton.

Mumsnet today released research that found that half of women who miscarry wait 24 hours or more for a scan - and are treated alongside women with healthy pregnancies.

It added that 20% of women wait three days for a scan.

Speaking on 5 News Tonight, Ms Longton said: “Just because a miscarriage is common doesn’t mean to say it’s not heartbreaking.

“It’s about empathy and understanding that was a life that was going to be there.

"A lot of the time it’s treated as a medical experience whereas actually it’s a bereavement...

“It’s not about money, it’s about a change of attitude.”

Mumsnet are calling for manifesto commitment on better miscarriage care, with improvements in the treatment parents receive both physically and mentally.