What to expect from the hospital and thinking of your health


In the awful event of losing a baby there is inevitably, despite the traumatic impact, a process that you still need to remain aware of.

You will experience the same labour pains as if you were delivering at full term. You will be assigned a midwife who will manage the process of labour and at the same time be mindful of the circumstances and demonstrate the appropriate support. 

If you were under 24 weeks you may be informed that either you had a spontaneous labour or perhaps a miscarriage. 

Don't be afraid to hold your baby... 

Questions to ask your medical team:

What will labour be like?

What is the procedure and medication for the delivery of the placenta? 

What antibiotic treatments are available?  

What complications might there be? 

Is counselling available? 



In the event of losing a baby

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Important notice:


We are not medical professionals. We are simply a group of women who have a shared personal experience.

We wish to publish these experiences in the hope that others may better educate themselves.

All advice has therefore been freely and voluntarily submitted.

However, to reiterate, for official current guidelines follow the link to the RCOG leaflet.


All pregnant women should seek advice from their midwives and consultants.

Always report and discuss any medical worries you might have and be sure you are content with the care you receive. 

If you do have any concerns about the care, support or advice delivered you can seek a second opinion as to

whether your care package is suitable for you.


Check your notes are always up to date. If in doubt, ask.


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