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Understanding Miscarriage

Explaining the impact of miscarriage.

Most people are unaware of the true impact of losing a baby to miscarriage. 

This video helps to explain the real impact of miscarriage.

1 in 3 women in Australia will lose their baby to miscarriage. It’s the mental health event most likely to impact a woman in her lifetime. Your support can make all the difference. Please help by donating today.

Contrary to popular belief miscarriage isn’t something that you just get over, it can’t be minimized with ‘at least it happened early’ comments or ‘at least you know you can get pregnant. If we are to address the cultural change that is necessary to better support women and their partners through the death of their baby we need to first validate their experience as real grief. Together we can do this. Please show your support today.

A recent study published in January 2020 by Professor Tom Bourne at The University College of London provided the evidence that highlighted that miscarriage can induce an intense period of emotional distress which if left unsupported can lead to poor mental health outcomes.

⅙ of women were symptomatic for anxiety, PTSD, or depression at clinical levels 9 months after their losses.

Together we can collectively support the heartbroken parents who currently face this alone. 

60% of women who had experienced a pregnancy loss surveyed in 2020 by The Jean Hailes Women’s Health survey said they felt unsupported through pregnancy loss. It’s time to RIGHT the story of miscarriage, it’s time to validate the real experience, it’s time to break the silence and ensure every bereaved parent has access to a circle of support. 

You can show your support by making a donation via our website to empower our circle of support for the 282 women every day who hear the words ‘I’m sorry there is no heartbeat’. https://www.pinkelephants.org.au/donations

Miscarriage may be an individual journey, but no-one has to walk it alone.PINK ELEPHANTS provides the latest resources, information and peer-support for anyone impacted by early pregnancy loss. Using evidence, empathy and connection, our unique digital- first approach offers a single source of specialist support, whenever and wherever it’s needed — for anyone who has directly experienced it, for family and friends, corporate partners or healthcare professionals seeking proven ways to help.

With so much of the current experience of miscarriage based on old science, outdated perceptions, social anxiety and mistruths, PINK ELEPHANTS aims to right the story of early pregnancy loss by smashing the stigma and leading a new narrative, creating a healthier experience for all.

Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2016, PINK ELEPHANTS is a registered not-for-profit.

For support, or to help right the story of early pregnancy loss, please visit: www.pinkelephants.org.au

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17 May 2021
Category: News