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.
ISUOG Statement from Prof Tom Bourne on the Psycological Impact of Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss
View and read Prof Tom Bourne's statment in full below.
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.
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.
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
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).
One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. This is the finding of the largest ever study into the psychological impact of early-stage pregnancy loss, from scientists at Imperial College London and KU Leuven in Belgium.
New research highlights need for comprehensive reform of miscarriage care and treatment worldwide to replace fragmented approach
The Miscarriage Matters report found that existing care for sporadic or recurrent miscarriage is inconsistent and poorly organized worldwide, and a new system is needed to ensure miscarriages are given a high priority and women are given the physical and mental healthcare they need.
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.
Join us on Sunday the 24th of April 2022 for our education course on early pregnancy complications led by Prof. Tom Bourne, Dr Davor Jurkovic, Prof. Lil Valentin and a panel of experts from across the world.
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.