Baby loss is often a taboo subject. It is estimated, that 23 million miscarriages take place every year worldwide, with 44 couples losing their pregnancy every minute. We are asking our community to recognise the psychological impact and extend their care beyond “diagnosis and treatment” for couples experiencing baby loss.
ISUOG has, therefore, compiled a collection of best practice resources from our community's expert clinicians including how to break bad news with compassion, how to foster communication between patients and loved ones, and on providing an appropriate environment where women feel safe in talking about their loss.
Interview: The psychological impact of pregnancy loss, World Congress 2022
In an interview with ISUOG President Prof. Tom Bourne, BBC Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar and patient advocate Katy Lindeman discuss the psychological impact of pregnancy loss at World Congress 2022.
ISUOG Statement from Prof. Tom Bourne
Prof. Tom Bourne issues ISUOG's statement on the Psycological Impact of Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss and contributes and asks our community to recognise the psychological impact and extend their care beyond “diagnosis and treatment” for couples experiencing baby loss.
The Psycological Impact of Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss
With data suggesting that tens of thousands of women in the UK suffer symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a miscarriage, #ISUOG’s President Prof Tom Bourne has issued a statement about what should be done at ISUOG in support of those living with trauma and mental health issues.
Baby Loss Awareness
Our President, Professor Tom Bourne, considers the psychological impact of baby loss: Baby loss is often a taboo subject. It is estimated, that 23 million miscarriage take place every year worldwide with 44 couples losing their pregnancy every minute. For Baby Loss Awareness 2021, ISUOG is asking our community to recognise the psychological impact and extend their care beyond “diagnosis and treatment” for couples experiencing baby loss
Read, watch and learn.
Read papers and articles written by expert clinicians from the immediate and wider ISUOG community for our UOG Journal, bank of educational resources and community outreach.
Differences in post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression following miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy between women and their partners: a multicenter prospective cohort study
One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study. The research, led by Imperial College London, surveyed over 100 couples who had experienced early stage pregnancy loss (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy before 12 weeks).
Reproductive outcome after early miscarriage: comparing vaginal misoprostol treatment with expectant management in a planned secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Comparison of the reproductive outcome after early miscarriage between women managed expectantly and those treated with vaginal misoprostol.
Psychological impact of early miscarriage and client satisfaction with treatment: comparison between expectant management and misoprostol treatment in a randomized controlled trial
Comparison of the short- and long-term emotional distress (grief, anxiety and depressive symptoms) after early miscarriage and satisfaction with treatment between women randomized to expectant management vs vaginal misoprostol treatment.
Fetal loss after chorionic villus sampling in twin pregnancy
Estimating the chorionic villus sampling (CVS)-related risk of fetal loss in twin pregnancy after adjustment for chorionicity, nuchal translucency thickness (NT), intertwin discordance in crown–rump length (CRL), maternal demographic characteristics and serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) and free β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG).
Watch videos on baby loss and miscarriage produced from ISUOG's World Congresses, International Symposia and special events, with expert speakers and guest lecturers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
The psychological impact of pregnancy loss, Closing Plenary World Congress 2022
Prof. Tom Bourne, BBC Global Health Correspondent, Dr Nina Parker and patient advocate Katy Lindeman discuss the psychological impact of pregnancy loss in the closing plenary of ISUOG's World Congress 2022.
Improving the management of miscarriage
In an interview with Prof. Tom Bourne, Prof. Siobhan Quenby and Prof. Arri Coomarasamy discuss ‘Improving the management of miscarriage’.
Further your learning on early pregnancy complications, either in advance of ISUOG's Early Pregnancy Complications: Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriages education course or at your own pace.
Early Pregnancy Complications: Ectopic Pregnancy