Pregnancy loss is a deeply personal and often devastating event for those who experience it. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. This translates to a significant number of individuals and families that are left grappling with the aftermath of loss.

The impact of pregnancy loss extends far beyond physical impact, and can have profound effects on mental health – including conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. The trauma of loss can cause intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares or otherwise – and these symptoms can persist into and beyond subsequent pregnancies.

Support for those who are dealing with pregnancy loss is crucial. It is important to tackle and challenge negative thought patterns and work to change behaviour. Here, we outline some of the support that might be available to aid you in doing that, hopefully playing a role in the healing process. Also hosted here is information for managers looking to support anyone impacted by pregnancy loss.