Miscarriages affect 1 in 6 pregnancies. We need better investigations and treatments

A/Prof Louise Hill

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A/Prof Louise Hill

Associate Professor and Fertility and Conception Theme Leader, The Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide and Dee McCormack, Clinical lecturer, University of Adelaide

A/Prof Louise Hill

A miscarriage is a devastating event. Those who experience them are suddenly and unexpectedly robbed of the promise of new life and the dream of an expanded family. The emotional toll can be even greater if conception was delayed, or if fertility treatments were required to achieve a pregnancy.

Many health providers have considered miscarriage as “nature’s way”, not fully acknowledging its emotional and psychological effects on those who have lost a pregnancy.

Fortunately, this view is changing, and there is increasing advocacy for research into the causes, prevention and management of miscarriages. But there remains a long way to go.

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