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Time to rethink miscarriage bereavement leave in the UK
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    Policy for all early pregnancy loss

    I applaud the author’s call for similar policy in the UK.

    Miscarriage is the most well known form of early pregnancy loss but other types of pregnancy loss including pregnancy of unknown location (PUL), ectopic pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) and termination of pregnancy should also fall under the auspices of early pregnancy loss bereavement leave policy.

    People and their partners experiencing these less common forms of pregnancy loss already encounter less societal awareness of their type of pregnancy but experience the physical and emotional loss nonetheless, and often the context of traumatic and frightening lifesaving emergency treatment.

    Those who have termination of pregnancy may have done so for reasons of foetal abnormality or other personal, social or health reasons but for which they may have continued the pregnancy or may experience unexpected regret or bereavement.

    The loss of any pregnancy is something that can be emotionally and physically challenging to those experiencing it and I would urge any UK policy to include all forms of early pregnancy loss.

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