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Miscarriage Raises Risk of Further Pregnancy Losses, Quadruple Risk of Suicide, Study Finds | UK News

The trauma of miscarriage dramatically increases the risk of depression and suicide for women and men, a leading pregnancy charity has found.

Search by Tommy examined the physical and emotional cost of miscarriage. He found that every loss of pregnancy increases the risk of the same thing happening again. After three miscarriages, a woman is four times more likely to miscarry than someone who has never had a miscarriage.

Published in The Lancet, he looked at data from nine studies looking at over 4.6 million pregnancies.

He found that the mental impact on women and men quadrupled the risk of suicide and doubled the rate of depression.

The report also suggests that a miscarriage could cost society more than £ 1 billion a year when lost productivity and physical and mental health issues are taken into account.

And he urged the government to improve data collection and care for couples who have suffered a miscarriage. Currently, further support and testing is only provided by the NHS after a woman has suffered three miscarriages. Tommy wants women and couples to have access to help after each termination of pregnancy.

Laura Bradshaw had four miscarriages in four years
Laura Bradshaw had four miscarriages in four years

Laura and Chris Bradshaw have been trying to have a baby for four years. During this period, she suffered four miscarriages.

Laura told Sky News that one of the main challenges is figuring out why she has suffered repeated pregnancy loss.

She said that after she suffered her first miscarriage she was “basically turned down and told you you had to have it twice more before you could do a simple blood test.”

Tommy’s study also found that black women experience 40% higher miscarriage rates than their white counterparts, but said more research is needed to understand why.

A government spokesperson said it is committed to improving maternity care and outcomes, and will ensure that by 2024 …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 01:24:00